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What makes something better?

Just Want to Talk | Last Active: Dec 17, 2019 | Replies (13)

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@stuckonu It is very aggravating for doctors to rely on what a previous doctor has said. A new doctor should look at things with fresh eyes. I too have been through that. I had symptoms that were diagnosed as various conditions and then when things got worse the PCP I had just changed to relied on what previous doctors had said so I did not have a diagnosis for quite a while. He actually told me he was relying on what other doctors had said! I was sent to a neurologist and it was he who said he thought it was my liver. God bless him, he's a fabulous doctor. I actually felt bad that I had no reason to go to him anymore!

Are the doctors you are seeing at the same medical facility? I think that very few doctors will indicate that a doctor in the same facility was wrong. If you can, go someplace else. Is that possible for you? I know you have mentioned the VA. I know nothing about that, are you allowed to go to other places and have it paid for?

I can feel your frustration. This is simply not right.
JK

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Good morning JK and Becky and anyone else who might be reading. I plan on answering your question JK but I’d first like to say that perhaps I should start my own blog where others can reply if the want to but if I understand blogging it’s more like a journal and or op/ed where I can ramble on and not worry about what tiggers think about the length of my posts.
To you questions: 1 are the doctors in the same facility? At this time the answer is no. It’s the VA in Florida that makes all of these discoveries. As my NC VA doc says: “ if you’ve been to one VA then you’ve been to one VA meaning that it’s rare to find two VAMC ( MC = “Medical Center” ) each facility is run be the ego of the med center director or CEO or whichever title the particular MC seems to be the highest. In one facility the “ HEAD “ was a Shrink known to the patients as “ The Pope “ I didn’t know that he knew about that handle and it infuriated him. I almost earned myself a MacMurphy handle when I asked him if he saw himself as “ Pius “ or “ John Paul “ he got so RED in the face I commented that his fury was showing so maybe he was “ The Fuhrer “ which really brought out the red rage. I did think he was going to lose it. Then I speed the word around and there was lots of heel clicking after that.
That makes me think about the “ WHY “ question that seems to always pop up after a mass shooting. It puzzles me that the media often says that it’s the loved ones who want to know why. I want to know is there an answer that will satisfy the question and or curiosity. I think it’s as obvious as the nick name for the leaders of the group The Pope or The Fuhrer we create our own realities which includes love and hatred.
I mention this mostly because at some point I look at my own rage over the insensitivity of doctors. I feel all of the doctors forge ahead fueled by their ego. I think I can lose my voice permanently and if I do it’s because I’m still the patient. I’m still nobody. If the ER is where I have to go I have a history of over two years where I’ve been blown off and I’ll walk into an ER where no one knows me, I have no voice and I have to try to explain why I’m there. I would gladly pay a reporter to follow me in and report on everything.
But what are the chances?
Right or wrong I’ve been recording every call talking to the camera spelling out every aspect of my call. I think it might come down to a law suit because they seriously do not care and have blown off my complaints
We’ll see

Thanks for your comments