Dec 05, 2013 - 4:30 am
Hello everyone, and thank you all for your replies on my topic of sleep issues, I'm now sleeping somewhat better, as we found out what may be the cause of the insomnia. My GP hadn't sent me for a full blood workup since 2011 and i asked for one. \it showed my B!2 levels were extremely low.
I've been taking shots weekly and am on supplements ..just waiting on a new blood test to see what the levels are. They were 142. That is one of the reasons i'm here now ..some of you know i live in Canada..what kind of care do you receive from your GP? Being an Esopagectomy survivor?
When i had my surgery i had no family physician and therefore no one to ask questions, my surgeon was in and out..but was not taking questions..I developed an anastomotic leak and knew what that meant and was terrified. My surgery was done in a local hospital and the surgeon was highly qualified..but the staff really didn't know what to do with me. This hospital had just started doing these procecures.
I now find my family doctor who i found shortly after the surgery is pretty well the same way..just doesn't know what to do with me. I have to ask to have things checked..like my blood work. I tell him i'm having more difficulty swallowing and he just shrugs his shoulders. I will be seeing the surgeon who took over my case after mine moved and will talk to him about these issues. I realize i really have nothing to complain about..I'm doing well and will continue to do so.
Thanks everyone for letting me vent
Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy April 16th 2010