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Candid Conversations

Every 6 months I go to my PCP for an appointment (unless a problem pops up prior to that), I call it my "I am still not dead" appointment, as normal people only have to see their PCPs every two years for a physical. Today's appointment led to some great conversations. Let me start out by saying one of the things I really like about my PCP is his honesty.

We started out the appointment by him saying "Your vitals aren't horrible but..." apparently my blood pressure was pretty low. This isn't uncommon for POTS patients but as far as POTS patients go I tend to run on the high side so the reading (which I don't quite remember but was 90something/60something) was low for me especially since it was the day after an infusion.

Later on during the appointment we talked about what specialties are being transitioned from peds to adults. Of course my adult GI disaster was talked about. Long story short the adult GI I saw wanted to un-diagnose me with everything my…