Drs. ego before patients well-being,AGAIN
I cant believe what happened to me yesterday with my neurologist! Carl and i went to her because we have concerns about all of my neurological problems that are just getting WORSE by the day, especially with these viruses my bodies trying to fight off. From what ive learned an MRI, CT scan, and an EEG of the brain can show up normal in people with Lupus so they recommend a PET scan and other neuropsychological testing which can show the blood flow abnormalities in our brain. I have so many symptoms of vasculitis along with many other symptoms of it attacking my CNS as well so we asked her if she could prescribe one for us. She actually said "NO" to us. SHe said we DONT tell HER what WE WANT, SHE TELLS US what SHE THINKS I need done! SHe said she would give me the MRI, well HELLO, i HAD that done already!!! SHe looked it over my LAST visit WITH ME! DUH! SHe said well do it again cuz SHE said so. OMFG!!!!! It came back OK, thats WHY i want the PET you idiot! Carl said, "so wait a minute here, you're telling us that we cant get the PET done because WE want it done?" SHe said UH HUH! Carl said "but you will prescribe a test thats already BEEN done that shows nothing". He then said " if it comes back normal again THEN will you prescribe it?". SHe said "NO, because it didnt come from me"! OMG!!! We were floored! She proceeded to tell us that she doesnt see all of my symptoms we told her about in me as i sit there in front of her, so how can she BELIEVE us that i have them all!!!!! OMG again!!!! She then told Carl "You can video her when she gets them all and then bring it to me and maybe then ill believe you get these symptoms"!!!! WOW!!!! We just looked at each other and he said "You've got to be f***ing kidding me, because Jeannette doesnt have EVERY symptom at this moment you want me to video her and bring it to you?" "YES". Carl looked at me and said " We're done f***ing around here with her an her ego, lets go". He helped me off the table and i looked at her and said 'you're supposed to do everything possible to HELP your patients and its so sad that your EGO is bigger than your concern for the ill".
There was actually MORE that happened as well, believe it or not, this was nutshelled! LOL Sorry its so long guys!!!! Carl and i have been dealing with egos time and again and its pathetic. This one REALLY took the cake though! Just had to vent and share!!! THANK YOU for listening!!!!!!
Last edited by lucky7; 06-09-2009 at 11:56 AM.
We Live in a MORTAL, FRAIL, IMPERFECT world in which the word "FAIR" doesn't always apply.Make EVERY MOMENT COUNT with the ones you LOVE because it can end in the blink of an eye. Love, Jeannette