In 2012 I wrote a post about a new specialty of mine - being a docologist. That is someone who specializes in seeing doctors. But after making an appointment for yet another new specialist I realized how my specialty has grown, and grown.
Most of my I saw only my PCP. I even tried to always find one that also handled my yearly gynecological exams.
When my symptoms started in 2009 I added a few new specialists. But as the search to find out exactly what Smolinski Syndome really is the number and kinds of ologists have increased almost humorously.
The list just since 2009:
PCP - 2
Neurologist - 5
Otolaryngologist - 2
Psychologist - 2
Ophthalmologist - 5
Neuro-Otologist - 2
Anesthesiologist - 4
and the new doctor is a Neuro-Opthalmologist.
Of course there are also the ologists I haven't actually seen but have worked behind the scenes-
I know that I am so lucky to have had the opportunities to have been able to be seen by many of these specialists. Because of good insurance but especially because Joe has been able and enthusiastic about taking me since I cannot drive.
I'm also lucky in that I still find this journey interesting. Yes, I wish one of these would have the key to fixing my problems. But I've enjoyed listening and talking to these specialists. Even if I end up walking out of their office without a solution.
I guess it's just one more addition to my resume of being a doc-ologist!