posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 07:54 PM
What blows my mind is how the corrupt and incometent are rewarded while the rest of us suffer.
I had a "something" in my head awhile back.
I thought it started from possible infection above a tooth that was one of two that lost it's inlay and I put it off.
I had no tooth pain nor nerve damage, since he tested my pain threshold), but I went to a dentist and he had temporary fillings installed.
and he wanted to have me come in twice more and only fill one filling each visit.
The next opening was two months.
The head pain moved from there to my neck and the pain was severe.
I went to the hospital and they gave me a shot for temp pain relief and did some flexing tests and gave me antibiotics and ibuprofen.
It continued to get worse. I went back to the hospital and they ( the original doctor and two specialists) gave me a catscan and found nothing. more
It continued to get worse and I went to a different doctor.
He said it sounded like whiplash, yet, I could feel the pressure move in my head to my neck, only on the right side.
He gave me a neck brace and ibuprofen.
It got so bad, I had to sit up most nights for when I lay down, it was unbearable. The brace helped a little. Mostly from the heat build up rather
I kept a daily record of every pain, position, etc..
The doctors wanted to tap my spine and check for meningitis, but I knew I didn't have those symptoms. No loss of movement, etc... just unbearable
pain and pressure.
I decided to see another dentist because I was not going to let them tap my spine, amd brought my daily record.
It had been 9 weeks now.
The dentist, who I wanted to check me out and replace the temp fillings decided to check for nasal problems and took a full set of xrays.
He found nothing and rather than repair my teeth, wanted me to go back to the first dentist and find out what kind of temp fillings they installed.
I asked, "why? you're just going to remove them and put permanent fillings in."
He seemed concerned with my ailment and didn't want to work on me.
Almost as if in fear of a future malpractice for mis-diagnosis or such.
So, I left.
I researched and could not find any symptoms that were identical anywhere.
I began my own attempt at a cure, and used diet and natural remedies.
It slowly got better and finally was gone.
It had been 13-1/2 weeks.
When I started work again, I had pain later but not like it was and thought if it was only that much for life I would be happy.
After the last week, working only part time, I was cured.
My point is, 4 doctors and two dentists had no clue. Tests, pills, and wasted visits and stupid charges for expensive tests and xrays.
If I had milked a customer repeatedly and not properly diagnosed or "cured" their problem, I would be out of business.
With these certified professionals, all I got was huge charges and attempts to schedule more high dollar tests and procedures.
On top of that, I told every one of them I thought it started above a tooth and moved to my neck and felt pressure, but non of them listened.
It was like I was talking, but they were deaf.
Even the 2nd dentist, (japanese with broken english) after reading my notes and I, telling him I thought it started above my tooth, but I had no tooth
pain said just prior to me leaving, " maybe that is why you have tooth pain"
I don't even know why he said that because I never said anything, let alone that would promt that response, and had already told him I had no pain in
I'd tell you what I was charged for all this, I will only tell you it was over 2K and under 5.
The 2nd dentist actually sent me a checkup coutesy card later too.
Another time it took 3 specialists to huddle and figure out how to fix a teat in an ear, after attempting to stitch cartalege failed, (as well as
novacain did not numb the area but hurt like hell. These were at a large hospital downtown. in the ER.
I'll tell you the fix that time in case someone comes across this one.
A baseball line drive one hopper curved and hit my ear and ripped it open. The fix that the 3 doctors came up with?
They put a wad of gauze behind my ear and wrapped my head pushing the ear forward closing the tear. I had to wear that for a week. No showers or new
dressings. It worked though.
That is my example of the corrupt or incompetent getting rewarded. I emptied my wallet and they took my money.