my primary care dr (internal medicine) called and had a talk with me today. he had been on vacation and stated i was on his mind a lot while he was away. i have a really close relationship with this doctor and he has tried for the last several years to find out why i suffer from chronic pain and why my body is just falling apart. i have had extensive testing done and he has not overlooked any symptom. my test results have came back with all sorts of postives... fifths diseases, mono, human provo ( what the crap! this is stuff kids get!) and a positive ana with no known end to what is causing the positive ana. i get iron infusions yearly (used to be a triple platelet donor) and my vitamin d shoots down without warning. i have to take vitamin b shots at home weekly due to it being low. i have a very good diet. he has referred me over to other specialists that couldn't find the answers either.
he now wants to send me to UVA or Duke University to have an extensive case study completed. i first expressed concern for my job security. i was already off eariler this year due to surgery to repair a bowel obstuction now i am off due to my neck. then i told him about the cost. he said he could enter a request to have it covered by the university but i feel guilty about that but as my husband states i have paid so much out over the last 20 in medical expenses and never did ask for assistance that i should accept the help now.
has anyone had this done? did it help?
sorry for the laziness of this message but its late & i am getting tired.