I was bitten by an Assasin bug roughly 12 years ago.
My doctor at Tri-State Community Health Care at that visit (Dr. Kennedy or CRNP Kathy Chapman ) had no idea what I was talking about when I tried to explain what Chagas Disease was. Later (subsequent appointment) she just said... well, it's too late to treat either way. I was, and still am, flabberghasted.
I'm looking for causation to my heart event, and Chagas is a definite fit, but I don't know if I have it or not since she would not order the test. I said well, it does no sense to not test...ee should always know when we have the capability and logical reasoning. Just absurd!!!
Now, I remember my heart first acting funny only shortly after my first marriage, and that a decade + before getting bitten by the Assasin bug.
I've also suspected my immunological suppressionn (multiple disease) and severe HSV-1 (since early childhood) as strong likelihood to weakening my heart's sinus node and I'm studying / researching further down this trainl, as well seeking answers so perhaps others can have earlier preventative measures and avoid the catastrophe I endured.
I would still appreciate being tested for Chagas disease.
I'm looking to rule things in or out so I can understand me as the entire patient, not just fragmented segments as I've been treated far too long overlooking the most critical facets and absolutely struggling impossible to communicate with my medical professionals. My most recent doctors have been very easy to communicate with, fortunately. I'm deeply thankful for that. Healing has a lot to do with balancing factors and doctors attitudes can effect that balance, or lack thereof, and as healers, I've been quite shocked over my lifetime to see how many doctors are poor at "bedside manners". They too are human and without doubt under stress that's unimaginable, however, we must find solutions in these areas of failing. It's where prevention as an answer can often be found!
Hopefully I can get a blood test for Chagas and my blood type too (nobody knows after all I've been through in my life ???) and further help push for demands to streamlined and refine diagnosis protocol for the treatment if disease, a topic I've already published upon.
This (Chagas potential) would have been caught under that protocol, 100%!