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scarry doctor's appointment.

I had a doctor's appointment today and it was scarry. I have lost a good deal of weight in a week. I have been sleeping a lot due to the fatigue from the smoke in the air so I knew I wasn't eating as much as usual. After she listened to my heart she did an ekg. That must have turned out okay because she let me go home instead of admitting me. She also took orthostatic blood pressures (laying down, sitting, and standing, and some lab work. We get the results of that either tomorrow or Thursday. The scariest part were her exact words. "I'm gravely concerned for you." Talk about a wake up call. I didn't realize I was that close to this thing killing me. At least my support group starts back up again the first week of September and I start seeing a therapist next Monday.

Hi, Myfathersgirl:

I'm sorry to hear you had such a scary experience at the doctor's office today. However, I'm glad to hear you're seeing a doctor regularly. And it's great news that your support group will start meeting again soon, and that you're going to start seeing a therapist! That's wonderful! I hope that meeting with your support group and therapist is helpful. Please know that in the meantime, you can always post here on the forums if you need support. And please don't hesitate to call 911 if you're concerned about the deterioration of your health.

Keep us updated!! Be kind to yourself and don't be afraid to reach out if you need help. We all care about you and want the best for you.