Dr. Google Says I Have......

...about 15 different ailments.

I'm feeling physically 'off.' Something is going on and i'm hoping to see my doctor today to see if we can figure out what it is.

DO NOT, under any circumstances, spend countless hours google searching symptoms and problems! UGH. The outcome is stress, tension, stress, and fear.

I've felt 'off' for a few weeks but I ignored it. Then when I finally thought, maybe I should call the dr., it was 5pm on Friday and the office was closed.

Then of course because it's the weekend, my ailment seems to get worse, more uncomfortable, and I'm pondering the ER.

But, then I'm reminded of the Christmas Eve visit to the ER that left me without antibiotics for two days after because NO pharmacy in a 50 mile radius is open on Christmas day...AND you still got a $1000 bill. Plus the minimum wait is at least 4 hours.

Suffer through it.

Try to distract your mind.

For the love of all that is holy, STOP GOOGLING 'ovarian cysts,' 'kidney stones,' and 'fibroids!'

That's me giving myself a pep talk.

Hopefully i'll get into the gyn today.

29 supporters in group:

  1. ciara said...

    i've been here many times...my husband says i go to the docs a bit to often. then i google crap and scare myself more LOL hope you get an appt asap and everything goes well :)

  2. smiles4u said...

    Been there done that! Hope you get into the dr today or soon at least. Hope you feel better soon...female problems are no picnic!

  3. Brittany said...

    Iam the same way sweetie, and I hope you get in and find out it isn't anything big.

  4. Jen @ Mommay's Mayhem said...

    lol...so true that you talk yourself into the doctor and it's late on the friday! Been there done that. And don't use the webmd symptom checker.

    Hope you're feeling better soon!

  5. Elle@bluemonkeybutt.com said...

    Good luck today Jen!

  6. Wendi said...

    Get yourself to the doctor girl!
    Leave Dr. Google at home.
    He always leaves me completely wigged out!

  7. Clare said...

    Jen, I hope you are feeling better soon! Please keep us updated!!! Thinking of you, Clare

  8. Tiffany said...

    Good Luck and I hope you feel better.

  9. Jonny's Mommy said...

    Pregnant?

    Well, anyhow, hope you feel better soon! Let us know what happens.

  10. Cheryl Lage said...

    Awww Hon---hoping you get some answers and peace of mind. I have to turn off the Dr. Google when my kids have a mystery affliction...the internet is a blessing, and a stressing.

    Hope you hear good news.

  11. Ranch Girl said...

    I decided last time I had what turned out to be a sinus infection that it was a brain tumor. Weirdest sinus infection I ever had, and when I went to the doctor he didn't even seem convinced it was a sinus infection, in fact he asked a few questions that kinda indicated to me he was checking for a brain tumor. Hope you feel better soon, and I'm sure you're fine.

  12. Our Crooked Tree said...

    Never go to Dr Google! He diagnosed me with Lupus last year; I threatened to sue for malpractice. After a new search he said I was hungover ☺

    Hope you feel right again soon!

  13. Tena said...

    {{{{{{{ gentle hugs }}}}}
    The darn Internet can't live with it, can't live without it! Hope you can get in to see your doctor today. Hang in there sweetie

  14. Aubrey said...

    Dr. Google is a crackhead. I hope you get in to see your real one! Feel better soon!

  15. ali said...

    Walk away from the computer, Jen! And feel better please.

  16. Susiewearsthepants said...

    I can't tell you the number of times I have diagnosed myself with brain tumors, cancer, inner ear infections that will cause my ear drums to explode, leaving me deaf. You are exactly right, googling is the worst thing you can do!

  17. Insane Mama said...

    I hope it's nothing. Google WILL stress you out with FEAR. STOP the searching and go to the Dr.

  18. HappyHourSue said...

    OMG I am worlds worst cyberchondriac. Step away from the computer. Could be painful ovulation (look at me diagnosing you) which i get.

    Keep us posted - I'm sure it's something mild. :)

  19. Jill said...

    Oh this doesn't sound fun at all. Hope you get in and feel better soon!!

  20. TentCamper said...

    Hope things go well. I hate Drs and hospitals. Well not that I hate them...I just hate going.

    GO SEE YOUR GIRLY DOC. get it taken are of.

  21. Toni said...

    Stop googling symptoms!!

    I saw your email but got pulled away and forgot to respond, but I am no help.

    Keep us posted!

  22. Merrie said...

    Hmmm...glad you're seeing someone today (I hope!). I always like to get a name attached to whatever is ailing me, and it's never as bad as I think it is. Let me know if you need anything.
    (((Jen)))

  23. Ann(ie) said...

    I have been banned from Dr. Google. My hubby is sick of talking me down from a tree. =P

  24. IRISHKAT said...

    Hey, I visited Dr google last week for hubby's testicles. Dr. Google was actually right in some ways but I am fearful of what Dr. Real Life is going to charge us after a visit to the Urgent Care and the ER!!!

  25. flickrlovr from said...

    Google just makes ya crazy, doesn't it? Self diagnosis never ends well.

    Hang in there Jen. You've been in my thoughts and prayers all weekend.

  26. Kristen Andrews said...

    I hope you feel better soon! You are right about google one time I was convinced I had gout!

  27. Jennifer said...

    On the plus side, none of those will kill you! At least, I don't think so. I've got a big ol' fibroid I lovingly call "Roy" and I'm still around!

  28. Rebecca a.k.a. Mum said...

    Urg Jen I am sorry you have been feeling so crappy for days now....off to read the next part of this post.

    HUGS here girl!

  29. John Deere Mom said...

    Step away from Google. My mom does the same thing and it drives me crazy! Hope you get into the dr. soon and get some reassurance that all is well.

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