Sometimes You’re Up and Sometimes You’re Down

**Disclaimer: This blog does not give any medical or financial advice.

My absence of posts reflects the ups and downs Mom and I have been going through as we navigate the world of Ulcerative Colitis (UC).  I am so appreciative for the new gastro dr we started with on August 18th and we’ve seen him 3 more times since then and will return to see him again on Sept. 29th. He is keeping on top of the situation. This is a doctor who cares…he calls back in a very timely fashion and he wants you to email him and he emails in a very timely fashion, too. I am so grateful. Mom loves him!

Mom’s recent bloodwork reflected some good changes, especially in her glucose level. The gastro dr wants her to increase the dosage of the immune suppressant since it takes 2-3 months to get to the desired level. I’m hoping this increased dosage won’t be long term. We start that tonight so I’ll be on the lookout for side effects.

I feel like we’re in a partnership taking care of Mom…the doctor emailed me today that my mom has a very special daughter. I appreciate him and I value what he does and he appreciates me and values what I do for mom. Isn’t that great????   I think so!

5 thoughts on “Sometimes You’re Up and Sometimes You’re Down

  1. I’ve been off for awhile myself. I’ve just started learning a little bit about palliative care physicians. My (not well-developed understanding) is that the focus of this specialty is pain management, symptom control, and the family as a whole (caregivers as well as patient). Maybe this is something worth looking into for you and Mom.

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