Mid 20's. LA via New York via LA. Work in Reality TV. Very Liberal. Loves include in no particular order, pop and world culture, fashion & design, animal rights, political discussions, travel, and food--especially cheese and sushi (but not together). I have a French Bulldog named Bruley & he’s the coolest.
tinselyandbruley (at) gmail (dot) com
The moral of this story: TRUST YOUR GUT. (Or reflect back and realize you don’t wear nearly enough sun screen to be Vitamin D deficient.)
After these results came in this morning, something did not feel right. I popped over to my Dr.’s office on my lunch break and (kindly) asked for a copy of my blood test results. It’s your right, you know, to see your medical records.
Sure enough my Vitamin D did NOT say 16. It said 46. They profusely apologized, cancelled my prescription, and sent me off with a printout of all of my results.
So what went wrong? Our lagging health care system, in so many words. During this transition time between paperwork to electronic records, the mess of scanning/faxing/uploading made it difficult for my doctor to read the number.
I’m a frustrated that my doctor wrote me a prescription I didn’t need. But he’s human, and I’m lucky it was just a vitamin level. I have faith our system will get there, but in the meantime, I’m trusting my gut (and you should, too). Oh and definitely eating more sushi.