I have had arthritis for years, but didn't know what type and my current Dr has no idea either! Tonight I was looking thru some xrays that I had taken 8 years ago and found some paperwork in with them that I had never noticed before, and found that not only do I have osteoarthritis, but I have it in my spine (I did NOT know that) I also have scoliosis (I did not know THAT either) all I was told at the time was that I had a curve in my spine and I had no idea that was what scoliosis is!?
If I had been told back then that I have OA, I wouldn't have my current Dr pushing me to see an expensive specialist to find out which type I have, and if I had been told I have scoliosis and the problems it causes, I would have already known why my neck is constant pain and why I get constant headaches!
Why do Doctors treat people like idiots who are incapable of understanding what's wrong with their own body!?
When I had surgery to remove part of my bowel and was given a stoma, the Stoma Nurse treated me like I was just a dumb male who was incapable of understanding what I had to do to take care of it while I healed, let alone actually doing it, and arranged for district nurses to come to my home several times a week!
Those nurses had never seen a stoma and had no idea what to do, so I sent them away and took care of it myself!
I've now had it for almost 18 months and it's just one more annoying part of everyday life!
I manage my physician's and ask all questions regardless of how time consuming. I am paying the bill along with my Insurance Co.
Retaining those records I review b/4 and after each appointment.
WE are the controllers of our bodies, be informed ~
I had an annoying experience with a doctor which I want to share with you all.
I once fell off the bike and split my forehead near my eyebrow pretty deep. It required close to 18 stitches to get the wound to start healing. Now the dressing required regular changing and the injury required every day cleaning. The doctor who stitched me up tended to the cleaning for two days. On the third day, I am guessing he was on a weekly off, but a new doctor came in to tend to the wound.
The word gentle wasn’t in his dictionary. He pulled open the plaster from my forehead, patted some betadine on cotton and started jabbing my forehead so hard like he was trying to kill a bug on my forehead. My eyes welled up with tears quite involuntarily due to the pain I was experiencing.
I asked him to slow down and that it was hurting me, to which he snapped “It doesn’t hurt, it pricks even lesser than what it does when you get your eyebrows done at the parlour. Now stop being so overdramatic” His voice was dripping with irritation and annoyance. Maybe it was all the painkillers messing with my head, but I lost my cool and bellowed at him“Let me split your forehead into 2, let us see how that feels like just a relaxing spa experience.”
The entire ER was stunned to silence. I don’t think the doctor was too used to being yelled at, but he quite unprofessionally threw the betadine soaked cotton and walked out. I was still panting out of rage, and the cut had now started trickling blood. Another ER doctor and nurse came over to examine the wound, which was now throbbing even worse.
I went to the same ER a couple of times more till I got better, but I never crossed paths with the dramatic doctor again. Someday in another life, I will shave his eyebrows off.
I've sadly encountered a Dr like that myself and I asked to see another Dr who was a lot nicer and listened to me. Of course it was for a different problem. Some Dr's just have a bad bedside manner sadly.