May 5, 2010 4:56am CST
i been out the loop a wee lil bit the past couple weeks. why? my concerned inquiring minded friends query.. well someone finally found out wtf was wrong with me. it wasnt stress as my "doctor" (and i use that title very lightly) insisted.. and it wasnt, as one lotter here suggested.. the simple breakdown of my system cause im.. old feh it was an untreated neglected infection in my intestines that turned into an abcess and then to a complete blockage over the course of the last year as the aforelightlymentioned doctor continued to tell me to see a shrink.. the pain was psychosymatic and i was just a hysterically stressed out new divorcee. landing in the emergency room nearly 2 weeks ago.. and writing this from a hospital bed still hooked to IV antibiotics has taught me one thing if nothing else. trust my own damned instincts. as the "doctor" continued repeatedly to try pushing anti anxiety medicines down my throat and make me appointments with mental health care workers.. i was slowly and quite literally deteriorating right before his incompetant eyes. my baby died.. and so nearly did i.. while he dismissed me. im better now. for the first time in a over a year im pain free and not feeling like death has warmed over. they might spring me today and i could maybe go home. itll be nice to feel the sun on my skin and sleep in my own bed to be sure thats right. yet another skip in the Life & Adventures of Tess.. ever have a similar experience with a medical "professional" ?
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5 May 10
Bloody jerk! We have a nearby hospital like that, that always seems to misdiagnose, and mistreat their patients, that we avoid like the plague. One of the reasons I rarely see a Dr. per say. Damn, I talk to my vet about my sheep more often than my own Dr. I listen to my body, do a bit of research, treat myself and voila, it passes, every time. I think the last time I had to see a Dr. I needed stitches, and a tetanus shot, and that might have been 8 yrs ago. When I came down with H1N1, everyone, including my aunt, a nurse, said, "GO to the Dr!". Like, what exactly are they going to do about a virus, except send me home with the usual speil. Lots of fluids, rest, blah, blah, blah. Gotta just run it's course. Which it did. Took a month, mind you, but I still was better off than most and I'm healthy as a horse again. I'm sad for your loss, though. Could ya sue the Dr. for malpractise for the loss? Or would you rather just put it behind you and move on in a positive note? Glad you are finally on the mend, and was truly wondering where ya got to. Was hoping there was just nothing more negative to post. Boy, was I wrong.
5 May 10
First of all, I am so sorry to hear of all thats happened to you and hope that you will, indeed be able to get home and feel that sun. Take care of yourself (sounds like you could do a better job than the medics!) When I was at college, the local GP put every ailment down to stress and prescribed "kaolin & morphine" for everything. One girl had a broken arm & he said it wasn't broken but the stress of worrying that it might be was the cause of her problem... so he did send her for an x-ray - just as well!