"Patients like YOU"

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by 2BPainfree, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. 2BPainfree

    2BPainfree New Member

    ........I just HATE hearing that!!!!

    Well, ya know..."PATIENTS LIKE YOU"..........Arrrrggghhhhh!!

    All the "ones" just like us.
    The ones "They" can't figure out.

    Every doctor I ever go to always ends up saying that at one point or another in the conversation. Just want to smack-em!

    I am a Human Being....remember that Oath you took??? To help serve humanity??? Hello...I AM a person suffering...I don't think your oath included YOU (the Doctor)"Suffering"
    as a result of MY visit because "you" will have too much paper work!!

    LOL...have to laugh. Since I am in the
    "one of those catagories now" MAYBE...we should put
    "ALL OF THEM" into a catagory...Can anyone think of a good name for us to call ..."All of them??" Hee Hee!!!
    (Be nice now, LOL** it's obvious what we would REALLY like to call them!)

    Feeling a bit better today, except for my stupid husband who keeps saying.."if you can sit at that computer, you could be getting other things done. I'm tired too ya know"
    Maybe we should have a catagory for them as well!

    Gosh..I think everyone should stay out of my path today **giggle** I should probably hang a sign around my neck saying..."Keep clear"..imminate danger! Cannot be responsible for your safety!

    Any words to describe our "Doctors-Like-YOU" catagory??!!
    I'll start first:

    1) Ignorant! (ok, one more...)
    2) Insensitive!

    Susan B.

  2. VickyB

    VickyB New Member

    Hi Susan,
    Tell your husband there is a difference between standing and sitting with this DD!! Why has your doctor said that to you?
    I am feeling a little better after taking a bunch of Naproxen and finding an old chocolate stash. If I will never, ever have trigger point injections again!! I feel so bad I can't get to the pharmacy to pick up my Neurotin.
    Here to laying on the couch, Vicky
  3. amilyne

    amilyne New Member

    what about lol...DICTORS...it was a typo i made once and i thought that it was very fitting...

    D umb,
    I nsensitive, (if you use the "O" use Overly)
    C razy,
    T houghtless,
    O utrageously,
    R idiculous,
    S hi*heads.

    ---sorry lol, i thought it was funny hehe
    --ami
  4. 2BPainfree

    2BPainfree New Member

    AMY....THAT is TOO Funny!!! **LAUGH**

    Perfectly appropriate! Love it!

    Vicki, I am so glad your feeling better....boy, what a bit of good chocolate won't do huh?! (Wanna share??) Hasn't your Doctor ever prescibed any muscle relaxers?? Or anything stronger than Naprosen?....Doesn't matter as long as YOU are feeling Better!

    Susan B.
  5. VickyB

    VickyB New Member

    Heck no, he won't prescribe anything stronger. I am an old mother hubbard type, I do not look like a person who is trying to get drugs but maybe he thinks I am. I am hoping to get a refferal on the Good Doctors List- Wish me luck.
    Vicky
  6. joannie1

    joannie1 New Member

    I have to say this is the first smile on my face today. Gotta love your post. It is so me today. I had a Dink for a Doctor once that I hated with a passion. He actually told me it was people like "ME" that made his job so difficult. I wanted to say honey, if you'd of done your homework like momma always told you to you'd know what the heck you were doing and what was wrong with me!! Grrr. Men(No offence my fibro friends:}) Doctors can be such jerks.
    And Husbands are too. That is a whole other post in itself don't you think??:)
    Hope your feeling better and thanks for the smile and the little giggle sure needed it today.
    Take care,
    Joannie
  7. Cactuslil

    Cactuslil New Member

    It is sad but true that the "system" in US has made it difficult for docs to make the $ they thought they would make when they made it into medical school.

    Just the thought of losing the doc I have right now scares the heck out of me as he is the only one with the courage in this goat-roping hay-f---er of a town that will prescribe pain medication.

    South Texas, El Patron is not the place for compassion. I see the pain in my doc's eyes as he and I both know that since I am on disability, he loses money everytime he has to see me. Down here in general a doc will take only 5 Medicare or Medicaid patients. We are complicated, the generalist did not get the education necessary to treat such a complex systemic disease as what we have...I provide him with abstracts regularly so he does not have to think too hard and he can document sufficiently to get his ass covered et al.

    I have developed diabetes and if I told you the complexity of my situation it would defy your belief!~At this point if he, my doc, gets half a chance, he will dump me. CactusLil'
  8. Kathryn

    Kathryn New Member

    when I took Gary in for his checkup. I think I like her. She seems both competent and concerned, at least as far as Gary's followup went. I asked her what she knew about FMS, and she admitted that she is still learning, but that she has several patients who have it. Gary then told her that Robert Bennett was the doc who made the diagnosis, and she said there is nobody in the country who is more knowledgable than he is. I thought it would not be a good time to tell her that I had told the doc I am transferring from that the only competent doctor in town was my veterinarian. Good luck finding a good doctor. I would rather shop for a car than look for a doctor!
    Kathryn
  9. dlizard

    dlizard New Member

    GOD! listen to this..... my primary recently fired me..... so yesterday I called the office manager and said this...I need copies of ALL my records.... ( dating back to 1982!!!!!!!) the stack is up to my knees!!!! let GOD pay for it!!!!!!!!!!!! good luck!
  10. Bambi

    Bambi New Member

    My husband's company (not his, but
    where he works) changes health insurance as a rule every August. It
    gets worse every time..less covered
    and more restrictions. Just so it's
    cheaper for the employer these days. My husband's insurance is paid for by
    the company but mine is always our
    responsibility..I feel blessed even so since noone would cover me if they
    didn't have to. None the less we pay
    a premium payment to get the PPO to try and avoid the HMO hassles. During
    one of the changes I changed doctors
    and asked for my records, five years
    worth of "many" visits, zillions of tests and NO diagnosis for the FM. He'd "honor" me with some Tylenol 3
    and Norgesic Forte for one a day for
    a month about three times a year..they only time I wasn't suffering. I'd try to be serious with
    this jerk and he'd always snicker and
    tell me I was such a "nut". I admit back then doctors intimidated me, no
    more. Now the first thing I do is find out the first name and USE it..seems to level the playing field
    right off the bat. Well, when I got
    the records of, like I said, FIVE years..I got 2 pages. The end of the
    second page said I was leaving because I had refused to come in for
    check up to refill my asthma med saying I couldn't afford to come in.
    EXCUSE ME? I never said or did such
    a thing. I asked where the VOLUMES of
    my records were and they said "THAT
    is ALL of them!"..dismissed. None of
    the many tests I'd had or results, none of the exrays (they had their own machines), none of the years of
    complaining of the pain, IBS, fogs,
    spasms, cramps, etc. etc. etc.. I had
    to start ALL over with my new doctor,
    who received my two pages of history
    with my handwritten letter of the
    truth and facts of my long association with the other doctor. He
    took MY word for it thankfully and
    though most testing had to be redone
    for HIS records to justify proper treatment, he has been kind, empathetic, concerned...he attends all the major classes and seminars on
    FM/CFS and other pain illnesses, he's
    a pain specialist. He won me over on
    the first visit when I told him what
    a long struggle it had been to find
    a doctor to treat me and he said, "There is a lot of ignorance out there. I KNOW you are in severe pain
    and I believe YOU.". I wanted to kiss
    him but I didn't want him to join the
    last doctor in thinking I was a "nut". LOL! NO..I did not kiss the
    other one, not on the lips anyway, he
    definitely made you do some rump kissing for the three times a year
    pain relief. It took me a lot of years and a lot of abuse to decide I
    will NEVER accept anything but the
    respect and consideration I deserve
    as not just an FM patient, but as a
    human being seeking an educated treatment by a professional. I just
    wish my current doctor, five years
    now, a long and healthy practice!
    Hugs, Bambi
  11. VickyB

    VickyB New Member

    I had to go in for TMJ flare because I was in so much pain. Well, my dentist stuck his hand in my mouth and I screamed to high heaven, almost fell out of the chair. He says, sorry-just had to make sure you really have TMJ then he sent me home with absolutely nothing but a sore pat on the back.
    That hurts just remembering it, Sleeper01
  12. nancyneptune

    nancyneptune New Member

    Of all the doctors I see, I only see this one once a year. I have precancerous lesions on my forehead from too much sunbathing, and he freezes them. Cuts off skin tags, that kind of thing.
    Well, I know he is one of the smartest doctors at that clinic, so I took a chance and asked him if he knew about Fibro. He said yes. Long story short, he gave me two cortisone shots in the big lumps on my legs and told me to come back if I needed more.
    I was so shocked that he would do that when my internist just looks at me stupidly when I tell him about my lumps. I love this guy. Never under-estimate the potential of any doc you see!! N
  13. VickyB

    VickyB New Member

    Did the cortisone shots help with the size of yourlumps? Did the shot help with the pain too? I feel like the shots help with both the size and the pain-for me anyway. Please let me know what they do for you.
    Sleeper01