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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

putting one foot in front of the other..............

I am not complaining but reporting.

I did go to the specialist about my "pneumonia". It was what I would catagorize as the second worse doctoring abuse I have ever been subjected to, the first being the time I had a chemical stress test for my heart and my heart stopped. But that's not today's topic.

The pulmonary specialist said:
1. I do not have pneumonia, I do not have COPD.
2. My "colds" or sinus infections have been caused by allergies
And so with my bare face hanging out I asked, what can I do to not be sick this often?
3. You can move away from ABQ.
I must have looked like I didn't understand what he had just said because he said
4. I can't help you with that difficulty. And then he sort of laughed.

Inside my head I'm thinking.......Okay. And why did I come here? to be insulted, to have this jerk just dismiss my feeling like crap for 8 months, to sit here and have to listen to him tell me to move away in order to avoid the allergens and act like he is actually helping me in any way, shape or form?

I said that I was very glad that I now had the information that I didn't have COPD but that my lungs and breathing were very affected and that I wasn't clear why he was being as dismissive as he was.

I swear he then asked me if I was actually questioning him.

And quite frankly, I lost it. I said many words that I should not have used on a living human but I walked out feeling like it is the first time in my life that I had the last word, even if it was a stinker word, at the Doctor's office. And the co-pay was really worth it.

And I'm not sure why, but I am feeling lots better (now don't start writing and telling me yeah but you need to find out what's going on cuz I know that, honest). Must be the adrenaline high from telling someone with a God complex to F*=# themselves. Olde Bagg scores and lives to torment again.


  1. I get a bee in my britches too with sanctimonious, patronizing, pretentious old farts whose expensive consultation fee's have robbed them of their memory of why they became Doctors in the first place. Oh good on you!

  2. I bet you feel good, no GREAT! I know that I would! Are there any real doctors out there? Ones that take the time to listen and know what is going to you? The ones that don't just hand you a scrip for something and hope it cures you? If you should find one, please let me know. Have been on a hunt for a little over three years now. I wish I had done what you did!


  3. Hey, I don't blame you. Some of these doctors deserve to be told where to go. I've had a few myself. That's scary...about your heart stopping. Glad you are well enough to write to us.

  4. Good for you! Did you really drop the F-bomb on his pompous ass? I bet you knocked the wind right out of his sails!

    People pay good money to go to the doctor and get help, not be abused. People pay good money to a different sort of 'professional' for that. >:P

  5. Doctors are just people and some of them are poor at their jobs. I hope you find a better Dr. who isn't such an a**.

  6. I'm telling you, Linda, good doctors are so difficult to find. I thought it was only here in South Georgia, but I hear you telling me that you are going through the same thing. I honestly hope and pray you do not have COPD because that's really dangerous.
    I live in a high allergy state and was told to feel better I'd have to move away and I would, but I don't have the money nor manpower right now. Moving is tiring and expensive and I really hate to leave the few good friend that took me 5 years to find - behind and start all over again...it does not get easier with age!

    I will pray for you and wish you all the very best and hope you will find a doctor with a little compassion and bedside manners.

    Doris and Gizzy :-)

  7. yeehaw! you go girlfriend! So many doctors really do have a god complex dont they? There are quite a few pcople id like to tell off using some f bombs myself!!

  8. Thank you one and all for your support. I will continue to search, for a compassionate doctor or healer of some sort to help with my lung problems. I think I must have inherited that weakness from my Mother. She had COPD for so many years.
    And Mary, not to worry my heart stopping thing was a few years ago. Someday soon, I'll share that little goodie (it does have some humorous parts to it) with you on this my bitch and moan bloggie.
    Thanks my friends. And welcome to Wendy and Dede and Sparkless.......it's still on darling.

  9. Way to go. I am back from the mountains and happy to hear that it is not pneumonia or copd or some other horrible fate, allergies can be dealt with and you will find the doc you need. Hugs.

  10. I'm so sorry that you were treated like garbage at the doctor's office. That was unkind and uncalled for! Here's a cyber hug to you!!


  11. Have you got a neti pot yet? It is an amazing tool for wellness. It clears all those allergens from your head so they can't bother you....go...now ....get a neti pot!

  12. Ms. Susan....I just got one and thanks. It's because of your encouragement that I even tried it. Kinda odd sensation at first but the Neti pot, local honey and some herbs and I'm giving self healing a go. Thanks for your caring, I do appreciate it all.
    And Jane....I'll take hugs anytime, thanks so much.

  13. Hi Sweet Friend,
    First let me tell you, I ALWAYS enjoy your comments on my blog, actually look forward to them!!! Sometimes funny, sometime poignant, but always from the heart & something I have learned about you from your blog & beloved comments is, that you LOVE NM & your Abq.
    How dare him even suggest this to you. That is actually a diagnosis from the 1800's! A hundred years ago when they had no clue how to treat an illness, they just sent you to a warmer climate or a dryer climate...& hello, you already live there!
    I can feel my lips movin in unison with yours cuz as you might know from 1 of my posts..."I can cuss like a sailor on leave if provoked"!! Good for you!!! :)
    Time has taught us patients alot. Unlike our parents in the 50's, we know our Dr.s don't know everything. The medical field is still considered an ART. Now why would that be??? Hummm, maybe because they are still trying to figure all this S#*T out. What works for one patient doesn't work for another. I love HOUSE, mainly cuz the character is crazy, but also beacuse it shows that most of the time....they don't know what the heck is wrong & it takes a team of people GUESSIN to try &figure it out! LOL {you can see I still have a bit of my southern accent left} :)
    Best of luck girlfriend in findin a new doc & I'll tell you one of things I have learned in my...that's not count...number of years on the planet. For me...a woman doc is ALWAYS the best, they still have compassion, they understand moods, menopause, cramps, pms, childbirth, migraines, unbearable sadness, weight issues, etc, etc,...
    Men mostly have just read about it!
    Find a great woman doctor, keep your health in your hands & let those curse words fly every once in awhile..just cuz it FEELS GGOOD! LOL
    Big Hugs,

  14. Good for you! I LOATHE the I'm-better-and-smarter-than-you-are kind of doctor. I keep hoping they'll just die out like the dinosaurs!

    Different problems, but I was feeling awful for months and years before finding a doctor who was willing to listen and to work with me. I'm feeling SO much better now, so it pays to keep searching. Don't give up!

  15. These docs with their God complexes never seem to cease surprising me. I'm a nursing student. The amount of medical shit we learn boggles my mind because it's all stuff I would assume would be a doctor's job. So if the nurses are the ones learning and caring and teaching the patients about everything, makes no wonder the docs don't have a clue....sigh...hang in there, and I don't know about you, but I feel mighty satisfied at the idea that you told this guy to eff himself!

  16. Kudos to you for continuing to stand up for yourself. With the kind of ego your doctor seems to have, I'm not sure if the chewing out made him see the light, but if it allowed you to feel better, then hey! Good on ya!

    Hope you find the answer to your illness soon and that the neti pot allows you surcease from your symptoms. Take care of yourself.

    word vert: calou. O! Frabjous day, calou, callay!


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