Life With Doctors: A Psych and Physical Medical Merry-Go-Round
OK Doctors.. you think you are doing a good job? Well, read the following, written by a visitor (who I will keep anonymous) to my blog today. Maybe you, also I, may have to improve a bit. Oh well.. there is always the next patient. ..Maurice.
Arrived @ Blog while seeking to understand "MD". (in the universal
sense). (PT does not know what a "Blog" is.sorry :-(...)
PT has 40+ yr history with MD (many, many, MDs...as in the individual
MD = impossible to understand.
MD always gets frustrated with PT..even though PT always tells truth,
even though, PT = normally upbeat/happy (even whilst dying. :-()
Frustrated MDs threw many temper tantrums at PT - (snide remarks,
yelling, screaming, throwing things, sometimes even walking out..)
PT's heart became broken (no pun intended). Sometimes, PT cried.
But PT had no power...MD had it all.
Because MD often accused PT of hypochondria, treatment was delayed for
YEARS with each & every illness.
MD was wrong. MD has NEVER apologized...
Eventually, PT concluded MD = Medical Demon. NIH = Nuts in House.
One day, after reaching this conclusion, PT told a "nice" Nurse
practitioner the truth about how PT was feeling. (PT felt suicidal
"Nurse practitioner" had PT "escorted" by police to Psychiatric
Hospital. PT was soon "incarcerated" therein. PT observed, Psych
workers = more messed up than PT will ever be!!
PT was/is physically ill. (Why did/does MD still not believe PT?)
Who is PT?
PT = "Left Main Coronary Artery Fistula", Cardiology in Review, Feb
(Cardiac symptoms dismissed for 5 years by multiple MD's, including
PT = Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (13 yr wait for diagnosis/treatment)
PT = Premature Ovarian Failure (5 yr wait for diagnosis, 10+ yr to
find effective HRT)
PT = Alopecia (5 month wait for diagnosis - no treatment as of yet...)
PT = Ruptured Appendix (MD's waited 3 days after initial onset of
appendicitis, before attempting surgery, because an MD didn't want to
"risk" surgery so
soon after fistula repair.)
PT is also well traveled. Degreed. Sensitive. ( MD never knew. Or
Now PT is "stuck" in psychiatric-medical-merry-go-round ( and remains
stuck in the "physical"-medical-merry-go-round.as well.)
Who is Maurice?