reply to post by getreadyalready
I can tell you from a similar experience, that after awhile you get frustrated and with as much pain as she must have been in by that time (blood
clots are very painful), I can see the other side of this coin and understand why she started yelling and refused to leave.
Unfortunately, this is far more common than most people realize- going into see a doctor and them telling you that there is nothing wrong, although
there (to you), quite obviously is. I also agree that in some cases, the drug seekers are having an impact- I had one doctor tell me that 9/10
patients he saw were, in fact, drug seekers. Sad.
My similar story (short version), is that my husband took me to a nearby hospital because I was having lower left quadrant pain, severe weight loss,
and other unsavory gastro-intestinal symptoms. Immediately, I was labled a drug seeker and told so by not only the doctor but several nurses who
literally sneered at me when they interacted with me. I was told I was fine and to go home. My husband, who's "spidey sense" was going off,
proceeded to drive to another hospital, over an hour away from our work location. The doctor there, using his own gut instinct, ran ONE specific test,
and I was immediately admitted into the hospital, under restriction, as I had a severe bacterial infection in my lower intestinal tract, and was
within about 2 hours, tops, of a rupture, making things MUCH more complicated, if I survived the experience. They also learned I had colitis and
diverticulosis, which is a diagnosis I spent 13 years trying to find out.
This kind of "modern medicine" happens far more often than you think. Doctors often go into the profession not because they want to care for people,
but for the fat paycheck. Sure, it is alot of schooling and tough times, but in the end, they come out smelling like roses, income wise.
Over the years, in the quest for a diagnosis of my illness, I met exactly 3 doctors that actually cared about their patients- out of over 100. I even
had a doctor lock me into his office over his lunch hour and told his nurses not to let me out, so my companion couldn't get to me, and I couldn't
leave. To this day, I still don't know why he did this and I have nightmares about it to this day. The only thing I asked of him was for a way to get
back on my feet after an accident- I was looking for excersizes and such to help myself, not drugs. For some reason, he was offended?
OP- thank you so much for bringing this into the open. It's a dirty secret, and it's time it ends. With what our medical help costs these days, they
should be bending over backwards to help their patients. What happened to this lady is a travesty. I can't imagine how her family must feel. S n F