When no news is bad news

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but that’s mostly because there really hasn’t been anything new to post. Frankly, I’ve been waiting for the doctor’s appointment I had this morning in the hopes it would answer some questions about the lingering effects I’m experiencing.

No such luck.

It turns out that, all things considered, my test results came back great. My blood serum numbers are fine. My triglycerides and lipids are improving. My cholesterol is better than it’s been in years. My thyroid numbers are a-okay.

That seems like good news, and it is, but it doesn’t explain why I’m suffering such significant fatigue that I can’t even walk to the end of my driveway and back without being done for the rest of the day.

Frankly, I think doctor’s tend to ignore the fatigue complaint because everybody has it, but that doesn’t mean it’s not real and not affecting someone’s quality of life. I’m not complaining about my specific medical care so much as I am identifying something I think is endemic to modern medicine.

So, as things stand, I’m improving but also not. It’s all well and good for my numbers to have improved, but the fact is that, until I’m not so easily fatigued, I’m not better. How that improvement might come about remains to be seen.

DLH

2 thoughts on “When no news is bad news

  1. I’m sorry that your energy levels and stamina aren’t improving at the pace you want. I’ve struggled with the same issue a lot in the last (nearly) 4 years since my stroke. And while I have no complaints about my medical team and level of care either I get the same sort of answers. It’s frustrating and to be honest sometimes depressing. Hang in there and just do what you can. You are improving and will continue to improve.

    • Thank you, and you’re right, it’s really frustrating. I know I’m also being impatient, but sometimes the frustration is hard to handle.

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