Thursday, March 15, 2012
Snippets of My Medical Records
My main objective in getting my old records, is to show I was diagnosed with PCOS OFFICIALLY to the present endocrinologist. This is just two snippets of many pages, with personal information taken out, including that of the old doctor. My day to day doctors have all the old records. The new day to day doctor thankfully is a kind and compassionate person, thank God!
Two things I found out recently the doctors told me I was 5'7 remember when I was complaining about that and worried because I was 5'11 most of my life-they measured me at school multiple times and later so I knew....? well husband and I were standing next to a door measurer at the DMV while getting our car registration, and I found out I really am only 5'7, I was 5'11 for years, so that is one of the oddest things. One doctor told me very fat people can shrink? Can my readers tell me if this is true or not? One told me the weight compressed the spine. Of course others have pointed to the endocrine and other factors.
Since getting these records, I also did not know I was diagnosed with COPD as early as 10 years ago, the doctors referred to it as "asthma" but it makes sense since chronic bronchitis and other breathing problems came my way very early even before the weight.
I did get diagnosed with those hyper-adrenal hormones way back then, remember I was working so hard to get to the bottom of my severe weight gain, hyperadolsteronism which is odd, since I was on hyperadolsteronism [blood pressure-adolsterone] lowering drugs. I still remember the two high cortisol test. Here is a picture of one. The doctor back then he did dexamethosone tests which was negative and I even got an adrenal CT scan, where they were unable to find any tumors or enlargement on. He was a kind doctor, and kept me going probably a lot longer then I would have been and was the doctor who diagnosed the original PCOS. Since these records were done, I am on a lot more Metformin, one more diabetes drug and am on .475 of Synthroid a day and these records do not touch some other health problems related to cardiology.
I guess you all can know now I am a real person....
Postscript on this one, I was lied to about the grandmother's weight, she never went above the low 200s.