This has been an ongoing issue for me since March. In and out of the doctor before I finally got in to see a gastro specialist in May. After rescheduling my colonoscopy appointment THREE times (them the first time, me the other two for personal conflict reasons), I am now considering canceling. Why? I'll try and keep it brief.
Even though my pain started out small in late March in the appendix area, by the end of April, the pain was scattered throughout my abdomen and very uncomfortable. When I finally got in to see the gastro in May (it took me two weeks to get in from the time I scheduled it), all he did was take some blood for three separate tests and schedule a colonoscopy (which was two weeks later from that appointment) but he didn't answer ANY of my questions like what it could possibly be or if my anxiety could cause it. Nothing. He might as well have shrugged.
Time goes by, life continues and my pain has subsided significantly since that appointment. I get a little pain maybe once a week instead of ever singly day, three times a day. All of my blood work came back normal and I haven't been able to get an appointment to see him since then to see if I still need the colonoscopy.
My appointment is a week from Wednesday and today I get a call telling me how much it's going to be... $1000 WITH my insurance. Seriously? I can't afford that! Now I keep battling with myself trying to figure out if $1000 is worth the peace of mind or if I should get a second opinion. Maybe my pain was anxiety related all along?
Is it stupid of me to cancel? Could it really be something serious even though my pain has decreased so much?
By the way, if it matters, I'm only 31 years old, have a toddler running around and a husband that travels a LOT for work which is why scheduling is such and issue.