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04-25-2006, 05:40 PM   #1
Kate
 
Whats the most frustrating/funniest thing a DR has said to you???

Ok we all see our drs alot right... Well surly there is something that they always tell you or a one off that makes you go huh, grr, or hehe...


Mine is how when you see the dr and when you walk in they say "so how are you today" i turn around to my dr and say " Im good im just here for an expensive socail call to say Hi" lol

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04-25-2006, 05:50 PM   #2
Kossy
 
Well this happened to me when I was about 8 years old. I had a "rash" on my.. well you know... Basically it was caused from jock itch from my cup during the summer playing baseball.

Well I went to get it check out. The doctor ask "how many sexual partners have I been with?" Mind you I was EIGHT YEARS OLD. I of course said None...

He asked me "Are you sure?" Thinking back on it now if I was quick wittied back then I would have probably said, oh yeah I forgot about me and the chick I hooked up with on the jungle gym during recess..

then he went on and told me about the wonderful world of STD and all the other fun stuff I could contract. It freaked the hell out of me.
04-25-2006, 07:28 PM   #3
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Kossy, even your stories are hilarious! Imagine at 8 years old...


Anyways Kate I think the most frustrating time for me was during a period when I was not able to eat much and was losing weight. I had tried a lot of different things and was just confused what to do next, as I was still sometime away from my next appointment with my gastroenterologist. I went to see my doctor and explained the situation and how I tried a number of different diets and nothing seemed to be working. The advice I got? Try another different diet! The thing was, it was basically the exact same thing I was on at the time! I left that day feeling just more confused and frustrated than when I had arrived.
04-25-2006, 08:22 PM   #4
Kossy
 
mikeyarmo said:
Kossy, even your stories are hilarious! Imagine at 8 years old...


Anyways Kate I think the most frustrating time for me was during a period when I was not able to eat much and was losing weight. I had tried a lot of different things and was just confused what to do next, as I was still sometime away from my next appointment with my gastroenterologist. I went to see my doctor and explained the situation and how I tried a number of different diets and nothing seemed to be working. The advice I got? Try another different diet! The thing was, it was basically the exact same thing I was on at the time! I left that day feeling just more confused and frustrated than when I had arrived.
Isn't it great when you go to the doctor and all you get is a common sense answer even though you've already tried it a billion times.
04-25-2006, 09:56 PM   #5
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The good news was that I did not have much time to dwell on my frustration. 2 days after that incident I got admitted to a hospital.
04-26-2006, 12:51 PM   #6
Kossy
 
mikeyarmo said:
The good news was that I did not have much time to dwell on my frustration. 2 days after that incident I got admitted to a hospital.
I still say two days were two days too long for you to have to deal with it.
04-26-2006, 12:57 PM   #7
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I agree but since it is all in the past now I have no complaints .

Funny how time heals all wounds and frustrations!
04-26-2006, 06:09 PM   #8
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I had a gastro dr tell me to my face that I was an idiot for not taking any meds, that he wouldn't treat me unless I had emergency surgery and took his suggested regime of meds. We'd been dealing with my crohns with lifestyle and diet. My husband and I walked out, me in tears, he really angry. We went to see my surgeon who told me to get out and come back when I actually needed surgery. He fully supported my no meds stand and would not operate until absolutely necessary. I went another 3 years before I had to have the resection.

Some doctors have no understanding of what it means to be an informed, rational, reasonable patient making an informed, rational, and understood choice, with all the attending caveats that 'may' happen.
04-26-2006, 07:10 PM   #9
jyarmo
 
You're absolutely right cagfire...too many doctors get off on a power trip...they feel as if everyone should do as they say! Screw those docs!

Thankfully there are understanding doctors (like your surgeon)....noone should ever feel like they have to stick with a bad doctor...there are better options out there!
04-26-2006, 09:04 PM   #10
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^^^^^
Yeah screw them.

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04-26-2006, 10:18 PM   #11
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The most maddening thing I had a doc say, tho not to my face until I confronted him on it, was when I went to the ER with terrible terrible pain in my belly. I was in tears. When the nurse came in to take my info, I automatically say I have Crohn's. Well she went out to tell the doc my info, and when she said to him that I had Crohn's, he said, "You are kidding right? She has Crohn's? There is no way! Did you see how big she is?!!".

Ok, yes, I weigh Alot. (Thank you prednisone!). But that doesn't mean I buried my feelings in the fat layers somewhere. So when he came in, I said, "I have Crohn's and this could be a possible blockage." His reply, "were you actually diagnosed, as in tested?". I just snorted and said "yep...and I don't think you should talk with your nurse in the hall about the patient in the room. The walls are thin".

He left red faced.
04-26-2006, 11:07 PM   #12
Kossy
 
That is horrible Donna. That doctor should be drop kicked out into the waiting room. I am seriously pissed off at that doctor.. that made me really angery reading what an a-hole of a doctor he was.
04-26-2006, 11:51 PM   #13
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this is not a funny thing that a doc said but I once had a GI whose name was Dr. Rector....
04-27-2006, 10:32 AM   #14
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The most annoying thing a doctor said to me:

When I had a mass the size of a tennis ball obstructing my bowels (which my doctor saw on the CT-scan!) his explanation for the findings was that I had a bit of undigested food in my gut and that it was "nothing serious" (I begged to differ).

As far as the ongoing epi-gastric pain that accompanied the mass and radiated through to my back... well (don't ya know) that was just a touch of "acid reflux." He gave me some samples of Prevacid, patted me on my back, sent me home and told me to make another appointment if I had any more problems - $$$$$$$

Unfortunately, I wasn't working with a lot of time and ended up needing emergency surgery a few weeks later b/c of a COMPLETE bowel obstruction that nearly killed me!
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04-27-2006, 11:10 AM   #15
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I was diagnosed when I was 12, so I was still going to a pediatrician at that time. When my mom took me in to see the pediatrician for stomach pains, she looked me over and told my mom that I was faking because I didn't want to go to school. After a few days of not eating much my mom took me back in and the pediatrician refered me to a gastro dr.
Now this dr was a peice of work too. I was his youngest patient and he finally diagnosed me after about nine months. He would give me and my mom a description of the meds he could put me on and then ask ME what I think I should be on! Anybody see anything wrong with that??? He put me on Prednisone off and on and I had the usual side effects and then I began to build a tolerance to it after a while so he bumped the dosage way up and after a while I began pulling muscles in my back. NOT FUN! He said that that could happen and not too worry. It continued to get worse and we kept calling him (I was a Freshman in high school at the time). I had to be sent home from school a few times because it was so bad. One morning I was getting ready for school and I pulled every muscle and ligiment in my back, according to an orthopedic dr. The prednisone had taken all the calcium out of my muscles and left them weak. I was confined to a bed for two weeks on pain killers and muscle relaxers and in a wheelchair for three months because the muscles in my back could not support my own weight. All because a doctor said not to worry about it!
Opps...I went on a bit too long didn't I? If you read all the way down to here, I guess it wasn't all bad then huh? LOL
04-27-2006, 03:06 PM   #16
Kossy
 
ncgirl said:
I was diagnosed when I was 12, so I was still going to a pediatrician at that time. When my mom took me in to see the pediatrician for stomach pains, she looked me over and told my mom that I was faking because I didn't want to go to school. After a few days of not eating much my mom took me back in and the pediatrician refered me to a gastro dr.
Now this dr was a peice of work too. I was his youngest patient and he finally diagnosed me after about nine months. He would give me and my mom a description of the meds he could put me on and then ask ME what I think I should be on! Anybody see anything wrong with that??? He put me on Prednisone off and on and I had the usual side effects and then I began to build a tolerance to it after a while so he bumped the dosage way up and after a while I began pulling muscles in my back. NOT FUN! He said that that could happen and not too worry. It continued to get worse and we kept calling him (I was a Freshman in high school at the time). I had to be sent home from school a few times because it was so bad. One morning I was getting ready for school and I pulled every muscle and ligiment in my back, according to an orthopedic dr. The prednisone had taken all the calcium out of my muscles and left them weak. I was confined to a bed for two weeks on pain killers and muscle relaxers and in a wheelchair for three months because the muscles in my back could not support my own weight. All because a doctor said not to worry about it!
Opps...I went on a bit too long didn't I? If you read all the way down to here, I guess it wasn't all bad then huh? LOL
Well considering all the times you've read all my ramblings it wouldn't have hurt me to read your whole story.
I just can't believe the amount of pain you had to have been in with your back along with your crohn's. I mean I whine worse then a new born because I have lower back pain due to a car accident and pulled muscles. But your who back, that's out of control. At least you got good "candies" out of the deal for two weeks but I know you would have rather not even have gone threw it.
04-28-2006, 07:34 AM   #17
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Kossy said:
Well considering all the times you've read all my ramblings it wouldn't have hurt me to read your whole story.
I just can't believe the amount of pain you had to have been in with your back along with your crohn's. I mean I whine worse then a new born because I have lower back pain due to a car accident and pulled muscles. But your who back, that's out of control. At least you got good "candies" out of the deal for two weeks but I know you would have rather not even have gone threw it.

I like reading your "ramblings" and unfortunately, this is not my whole story. I have plenty more. This is just a drop in the bucket. LOL And yes they were very good candies. I pretty much laid in bed, watched Bugs Bunny and slept. I HATED physical therapy though. That was bad. To this day, my husband can't believe the tolerance I have to pain. I never complain about anything. Him on the other hand, thinks he's dying when he has a cold.

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04-28-2006, 08:31 PM   #18
Kossy
 
NCgirl... you are hardcore! You're more then likely tougher then I am. I know I am take my shared amount of pain but your "drop in the bucket" is more then I could have handled.
04-29-2006, 07:13 PM   #19
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Oh where to begin !!

Once when I was experiencing horrible pain, couldn't eat, felt horrible. My normal Dr. was away so I just took the firt appt. with anyone. Big mistake. He told my I was being way to sensitive and to go home and eat a bran muffin. A bran muffin??? I went home in tears, that night I ended up in E.R. with an obstruction and had to have emergency surgery.

Just last year my G.I. ( only one in the city ) admitted me into the hospital, he did an ultra sound and CT. After about 3 days he phoned my home to ask how I was doing. My boyfriend was shocked, he told him " she's still in the hospital " "oh really" my GI replied. So he calls the nurses station to talk to me and asked what the tests showed. "Well I was hoping you would know" again he replied "oh my mistake". Anyways they finally after 2 months in the hospital, air ambulanced me to a city 5 hours north. Where my specialist is. Had surgery and was home in a week!!

This GI here in town also was the one who when I asked about a bone density test because I have been on and off prednisone since I was 12 (now 36). He said no your too young. Went up north and the specialist there was shocked I had never been checked. Well we found out I have osteoporosis ( told I had the bones of an 80 year old). Came home and informed my GI of this only for him to say "Oh I guess I dropped the ball on that one ". This is why I call him the idiot Dr.

There are so many more I could write a book!!!

Trish
05-10-2006, 10:54 PM   #20
Kossy
 
hitrixie said:
Oh where to begin !!

Once when I was experiencing horrible pain, couldn't eat, felt horrible. My normal Dr. was away so I just took the firt appt. with anyone. Big mistake. He told my I was being way to sensitive and to go home and eat a bran muffin. A bran muffin??? I went home in tears, that night I ended up in E.R. with an obstruction and had to have emergency surgery.

Just last year my G.I. ( only one in the city ) admitted me into the hospital, he did an ultra sound and CT. After about 3 days he phoned my home to ask how I was doing. My boyfriend was shocked, he told him " she's still in the hospital " "oh really" my GI replied. So he calls the nurses station to talk to me and asked what the tests showed. "Well I was hoping you would know" again he replied "oh my mistake". Anyways they finally after 2 months in the hospital, air ambulanced me to a city 5 hours north. Where my specialist is. Had surgery and was home in a week!!

This GI here in town also was the one who when I asked about a bone density test because I have been on and off prednisone since I was 12 (now 36). He said no your too young. Went up north and the specialist there was shocked I had never been checked. Well we found out I have osteoporosis ( told I had the bones of an 80 year old). Came home and informed my GI of this only for him to say "Oh I guess I dropped the ball on that one ". This is why I call him the idiot Dr.

There are so many more I could write a book!!!

Trish
That is just insane for you to go through. I don't know who you did end up beating the crap at the least to that doctor. I am really sorry to hear about your bad luck
05-10-2006, 10:59 PM   #21
Kate
 
Well the dr had just turned around to me and told me i had crohns and i was like aya an answer and he turned around and said for once a woman who dosnt cry when you tell her all the women when you tell them they break down and cry like its the end of the world, and i was like huh????
05-10-2006, 11:16 PM   #22
Kossy
 
I think I cried... but I was 5 and in pain so I am not sure. But I am a grown man now.. I don't cry at all. Well, only if I watch the movies "Where the red Fern Grows, Old Yeller, and My Dog Skip.
05-10-2006, 11:22 PM   #23
Kate
 
i cry but i was happy to know i wasnt a hyopcondriac cause thats how i had been made to feel
05-11-2006, 01:27 AM   #24
Kossy
 
I think I was labeled a hypo when I was little before they figured out I had crohns... Now that made me cry because no one seemed to believe me.


Kate said:
i cry but i was happy to know i wasnt a hyopcondriac cause thats how i had been made to feel
05-11-2006, 01:32 AM   #25
Kate
 
yeah been there i used to sit on the floor in copious amounts of pain crying cause noone would belive me
05-17-2006, 09:19 AM   #26
JoJo
 
I think the worse thing a doctor has said to me, was before I was diagnosed. I kept going with the pain and d, yet he wouldn't do aything about it. One day while I was in tears he said, 'are you sure you aren't getting upset tummys like everyones else does?' I was so mad I didn't reply which I think was answer enough for him as it was then he finally referred me to a specialist.
05-20-2006, 10:49 AM   #27
Valentina
 
I went into the ER for a kidney stone, and knew exactly what it was, because it was my third.. but the nurse at the triage insisted I just had a sore rib. lol, so I had to wait 9 hours. twit.
05-22-2006, 04:54 AM   #28
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while i had pain and fever and no one knew what i had i was told it was the flu and i had er visits with spinal taps and dumped into ice to drop the fever. my internist says my 20 cups of coffee is to much
05-23-2006, 11:35 PM   #29
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Frustrating: I think you're anorexic. (Pediatrician, before my diagnosis)
Funniest: We'll make your poop smell like roses! (GI, before medication)

I don't *quite* smell like a rose but my GI does good work haha
05-29-2006, 10:09 PM   #30
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Annoying docs. I had 13 before I was diagnosed.
One said if I brushed my teeth the ulcers I had in my mouth would go away(due to CD)
Another asked how many people I had kissed-it was oral herpes..I was 9!!
Yet another gave me cream to put on the ulcers before I ate and they would go away.

Then docs wonder why you take everything they say with a grain of salt!?
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