It's a GAD GAD World
Sunday, November 27, 2011
I can never remember what I post from post to post. So I apologize if I'm repeating myself.

When I went to see my PCP in September I bitched about the cardiologist clowns who wanted to fry off part of my heart. She referred me to another cardiologist.

I saw that cardiologist this week. I was poised and ready to launch a full-out assault on why this was so unnecessary. Imagine my surprise when she actually agreed with me! She agreed that my symptoms weren't severe enough to warrant an invasive procedure. She put me on a beta-blocker, which I will only take when I have symptoms. Beta blockers are sometimes used to treat GAD, but they can worsen depression. However, my cardiologist doesn't think this will be a problem since I'll only be taking it on an as-needed basis.

She's also ordered a stress test and an ultrasound for my heart (something I was supposed to have a year ago at the cardioclowns' office which they conveniently forgot about), and she wants me to have another fasting blood draw. With a more sensitive blood sugar test to see if I'm pre-diabetic.

The state of the world has me stressed out at the moment. I'm at the point where I don't want to watch the news anymore because it just makes me angry & depressed. I don't want to go into exactly what it is that's pissing me off because it might compromise my anonymity. But I will say I'm disgusted by the rioting and violence that took place on Black Friday. It makes me embarrassed to be an American. How bad does it make us look to other countries when we have to fight over video game systems?

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