Thank you dear. It does help...not the joint pain!...but it does help. Unfortunatley what makes me sick is that this happens to people everyday...I know it. I've worked with Dr's like this and have worked in offices that have employees and doctors who are totally incompetent (professionally) and have no regard on how they conduct themselves.
But I'm sure you know...when you're sick, and in a major amount of pain, and hanging on another day to FINALLY see someone who MAY help you....AND GET THIS???? It makes ya even sicker. Emotionally I'm a mess now, been on the bowl (have CD as well, on the toilet all day but after that fiasco....forget it!...need a new toilet seat now). And as you know again, emotional trauma and stress makes autoimmune disease WORSE!
Going to the ER for RA joint pain I think is ridiculous. I refuse to go anymore unless I'm about to go through the window! Everytime I had to go for RA pain to the ER, the ER physicians always ask, "Why don't you have proper pain meds and stronger ones for bad flares?" And the I feel like a fool!
Thank you for your reply Rosie. It's gonna be a long night.
My PCP is a teddy bear, he hasn't called tonight as of yet. But most likely I'll hear in the morning. He gets frustrated too at some of the Dr's I've seen.
I wish you well. Trying to keep it together. Talking helps.
The best to you.
Thanks Susie & Ducky,
I did manage to avoid the ER. Up till 0330am though. It's 1230pm now...no call yet but I do not think my PCP gets in the ofice till 2 o'clock.
I had a lot of hope in this appt. too! Which is why I feel suck a stab in the gut on top of it all. Last year when I saw him...he was way cool, up to date on things, took his time, and really was good with arthritics.
Oh WELL!!!! Trying on my own to keep the pain level at the most tolerable I can for the time being.
I pray I get some help today.
I'll keep you all posted.
Your care and thoughts were lifesavers...(mindsavers rather!). Erin
ps....about filing a complaint? word of mouth is even better!!! People ask for my suggestions around here, I'll be sure to tell them my story. Really want nothing to do with the jerk ever again. My primary will, I am sure, give him a piece of his mind when he sees em'. He sticks up for me.
Aaaawww, Erin, I'm so sorry I wasn't "here" for you!!! Your picture is so sad! I hope the temporary Rx is helping you and that you get some help tomorrow from your doc.
I know how much you were looking forward to that appt. and all I can say to that doctor is SHAME SHAME SHAME ON YOU! I hope you have a bellyache of guilt right now and are dreaming dreams of shame of your disgraceful bedside manner!
Erin, I hope this new year brings the help you have been so desperately trying to get and need from SDI, the medical profession, and other services.
at 530pm tonight my PCP called in a script to my pharmacy....
something i can't take!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
what a duh! he must be scatter brained. Oy!
but i do have an appt at 130 monday. hooray. gee wiz
Oh for crying out loud! What's going on over there???? When it rains it POURS, Erin, I'm so sorry to hear about this week's mishaps. What an awful situation to be in. I wish I could help you out!
Take care, I hope you can make it through the weekend with what you have. I will be thinking of you.
I'm sorry Erin! I bet he just is concerned for you and knows you double your effort with him and doesn't want you over doing it starting off so bad! I hope you two straightened it out already.