Well y'all I had some very positive news today!
I have been struggling at an epic level trying to get some more blog posts out lately. I don't know why they just don't come to me. I have a lot to say, but when it comes to spilling everything out on screen my backspace key reigns king, the lid gets closed on my laptop and another deep swing of disappointment finds its way down my throat. It's just a case of writers block, to be honest. Trying to put in words what is happening in my brain has been difficult.
(45 minute break to watch Orange is the New Black)
Anyway on to my good news.
I have spoken in the past about my struggles with connecting to a doctor. My endocrinologist leaves a bad taste in my mouth (I mean she even uses the term "difficult" and "brittle" to describe me.) And I have bounced between 5 GPs in 7 years since I left my fabulous, amazing, caring and wonderful doctor at the University medical centre.
Today I opened my last refill of Insulin and groaned. I had to go to the doctor. I called my regular GP (who I am neutral on. He isn't good or bad.) I was told he CLOSED HIS PRACTICE without warning.
So I was back at square one. I dutifully started googling and ratemd-ing new docs. I stumbled on my doctor from university. A feeling of comfort washed over me. To set this story right, she has the highest score possible on Rate MD. What I am saying is that I am not the only one who feels this way about her.
Here are a few excerpts from patient comments about her:
"I LOVE YOU. DANIELLE
lewington is one of the most caring and knwlefgable doctors ive ever
met. when i adressed her my concerns she asked me many questions to try
and figure out what was wrong. She did proper procedures and took the
extra mile to get a follow up on my blood tests, xrays, and to also make
an appointment with another specialist to help me cope with my
syndrome. this was all in 1 single appointment, and i am very pleased. i
would definatley recomend her. THANKS DOC <3 "
"Excellent doctor. I
was looking for a doctor after mine retired; and, as a patient of the
same doctor for over 35 years, I was not going to be easily satisfied.
However, I couldn't be happier with my choice. She is pleasant,
thorough, interested in you as a person and makes you very confortable
regardless of your concerns."
I called around and no doctors were taking patients that were not prenatal (and that's not me.) Finally I stumbled on Dr. Lewington's practice. I didn't even know she worked outside of the university, and here I was speaking to her secretary. Her secretary informed me Dr. Lewington was not taking on more patients, and I sighed and asked her who else may be taking new patients on. She proceeded to start to book me in with the incoming brand new GP. We chatted as she started clicking through her schedule and I casually mentioned how Dr. Lewington was my doctor in University and she was wonderful.
The secretary immediately perked up and informed me that the doctor was accepting all former SMU patients! She booked me in for the end of the month.
I wish I could convey what this means to me.
Living with a chronic illness it means so much to have a medical team you can truly connect to. It's so important to trust your team enough to share all details of your health. I am actually looking forward to seeing her so much that I started making a list for her.
I am even getting my blood work done early tomorrow :)
Ill keep you posted!