what the hell is wrong with these people

Discussion in 'Rants, Musings and Ideas' started by Petal, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    uuuuuuugh. my consultant and his secretary are complete fucking twats. I have been waiting about a month for CT scan results (which I was told were due for tomorrow). So I just rang the out patients department and was told I had an appointment for LAST Tuesday. I said it would have been fucking nice if someone told me, ye have my number, my address, my g.p's number. She got very ratty with me. I said to her judging by your attitude the consultant must be treating you the same way he treats his patients, now you can take the file and shove it where the sun doesn't shine. Fucking sick to death of these people thinking they are god's gift. So they want me to wait maybe another 4-6 weeks for results? sorry but not happening they can seriously go and (self edit-vulgar)

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  2. FMyLife

    FMyLife Chat Buddy

    Geez Lynn....that's seriously shitty. Its pretty sad when people can get proper health care.
  3. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Yup..it's a disgrace. She's a secretary, her job is to give me the right appointment not mouth at me in a very disrespectful way. I'm a very reasonable person but these people are just taking the piss...

    They do obviously know there's something wrong as they gave me a 6 week script of steroids but Ohhh....it could be chrons disease, it could be the low cortisol causing the pain, it could be damage from a severe OD which put me into a coma.... They get paid a LOT of money for their ''could be's'', it's beyond a joke. I have had it with them. Enough of them seriously. Only time I will be in a hospital again is if I'm suffering a cardiac arrest. I know that sounds harsh but that's the way it is from now on.

    Thank you Liam. :hug:
  4. FMyLife

    FMyLife Chat Buddy

    It doesn't sound harsh at all. If my docs office treated me like that it would be full blown war. Its their job to take care of people. That is what they are licensed to do. They shouldn't be in the field if they don't have compassion, empathy or even good people skills. I'd be irate.
  5. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Oh I have had full blown war with a doctor before...all I'll say is a fat lot of good it did me lol! Yeah they don't have 1 little piece of compassion in their heart, at the end of the phone call I just said ''Oh well I am sorry for being sick and in constant pain, I wonder if the table was turned how would you feel''? They have no social skills at all, they have less than me ROFL! And that's saying a lot!
  6. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    I rang my G.P's secretary and asked if they had any results for me...At last I did get some answers. My cortisol levels are still below normal range and I have inflammatory bowel disease, I said is that not IBS, she said yes but you have it in a severe case, the consultant had written severe on the letter . FINALLY PROVED MY PAIN ANYWAY. Kidneys etc.. all fine, very happy about that :) It is strange through 'cos they ruled out IBS months ago, maybe that is why they are adding the ''severe'' inflammatory disease'' excuse. My cortisol stress hormone levels still showing up low,that is what is causing the weakness,anxiety or even pain it has so many symptoms.

    Anyway,I got answers, I don't know how they plan to treat it yet, I only spoke to the nurse on the phone. I'm just glad I have answers now because I knew something was wrong.
  7. Unknown_111

    Unknown_111 Forum Buddy Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Lynne, please remain calm. You have every right to be upset. Doctors and PAs think they have the power to command but they don't. Do not get upset over this please.
  8. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Thank you :) I am very calm right now hun, it was when I started this thread the other day I was not pleased. Do not worry I'm not upset......finally the tests are over (well, I may have to get cortisol checked again) so now I can see what treatments are available for me :)

    Thank you as always for your caring and sound advice :)
  9. Kiba

    Kiba Well-Known Member

    I went thru a couple scans myself like 6mon ago.. It was frustrating.. A MRI of my brain, numerous blood tests, etc.. Basically all boiled down to fibromyalgia witch kinda pissed me off. But like you I just wanted answers. Didn't care what it was. But tbh I feel like there's more for me then just fibro.. Considering new issues and I don't "flare" I just progressively worsen with small periods of some symptoms coming and going.. I rly hope they can at least provide you with some sort of relief.. If not answers.
  10. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    I met with the doctor after this and apparently the consultant did not add an attachment report (or something like that) so there could be more wrong, I don't know. I have to get my cortisol levels checked at 9 am in the morning-if they are showing up low again then I have to be referred back to the consultant. I have been given strong painkillers and an offer of steroids but I refused those, they don't agree with my mind. The G.P (gave me a hug as well lol) mmmm has to talk to the consultant about how to approach the issues.

    So...not far off. But I'm out of pain and feel good and a MASSIVE sigh of relief.

    I am very sorry Kiba. That's awful, I know a woman with that, she finds it very hard to walk :( I hope that you are okay honey. Really hope it does not flare up and if it does that it can be treated, if you need someone I am here :hug:
  11. Kiba

    Kiba Well-Known Member

    I'm not to a point where I can't walk yet but I've screwed up my ankle a number of times and it's worsened the past year. I've started having trouble with bending and stairs. And even mild house work can sometimes make me sweat profusely. Recently had chest pain and they said it was inflamation of the ribs called chonocontrisis or something like that. I personally think theres more going on myself also. I'm suposed to have this assesment for mobility here on like the 7th because I'm still trying to get some sort of job. But it feels nearly impossible now that I have not only mental issues but physical as well.

    I also have hardly slept for 3 days.. Between the pain and PTSD nightmares.. (having a sleep study Friday and just hoping there is sleep to study)

    Fortunetly or Unfortunetly since I had a fall back in February (due to a muscle spasm in my ankle) I started training my dog for minor point of contact support, so bending down and stairs I have a little help. But I am worried my dog may not be big enough if I keep progressing like this (shes 40lbs). My parents and grandparents and such have suggested a cane. I really don't want to do that yet and worry it would only hurt more because my joint pains are worst in my knees, ankles, and wrists. I also get the stiffness etc. I have most of the fibro symptoms plus some. Its not just pain and stiffness.. It can include a large range of problems.

    I don't flare as far as I know.. It has only what I call "progressed' because it doesn't seem to get better only gain more or worsening symptoms. Been trying to eat healther and started water therapy but nothing seems to work too well.

    Anyway, I hope they are able to help you somehow. Seems strange why they would hug you, but maybe they just want you to know they care? It can be frusterating to see doctos apon doctors.. good luck with it all.
  12. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Thanks Kiba. Nah not strange for my G.P to hug me, we have known each other for years and we see each other very frequently...we have a love/hate relationship, if we're not arguing we get on very well :) She has hugged me before when I was in pain and another time I think was when hmm can't think but there was something wrong lol. We had a major argument a month or 2 ago but since then everything's back to normal :) So we often hug each other now, especially if I get not so good news or suffering anxiety. I think it just took her a while to get to know the ''real'' me and she likes me cos often its masked by anxiety or just strange feelings. Just like a counsellor sometimes hugs you after seeing you! Also maybe because it's a small village and not a big city where you only get 5 min appointments, where I live they do not even take appointments and the doctor could see you for a while - was with her about 25 mins yesterday, guess that's a plus of living in a village they have more time.

    Oh dear, inflammation of the ribs sounds very sore!!! It is such a nightmare having both mental and physical illnesses. I do hope your assessment goes well on the 7th and make sure to explain to them your fears of thinking there may be more things not right.
    Oh wow, you are getting a sleep study? I am jealous...reason being I am on a waiting list to see a sleep specialist (it's a long list) I have no idea what they do but make sure to let me know how it goes! Insomnia makes life difficult for sure and the PTSD mixed in.... hopefully things will improve for you honey :hug: 's

    I don't know much about that illness to be honest, only what the woman I know has told me which consists of just a lot of pain and stiffness. But hope things do not get too bad for you! Big hugs :)
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  13. Kiba

    Kiba Well-Known Member

    I waited 3 months for my sleep study appointment.. Yea.. Idk all exactly they are gona do, but they sent me paper work I had to fill out. I'm trying to sleep again but the migraines are also killing me.. I'm in bed now and yea.. Thx. Glad u kno ur doctor so well. I've seen mine for 4yrs now but id never like.. Hug her.. Tho I guess I never learned or had much hugs to begin with so they are very awkward to me and make me kinda panic sometimes. Well.. Hopefully I will rest here soon. Good luck.