Do you you think that you are getting proper care?

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ace lungger
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   Posted 1/21/2009 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
After I got hurt, i have had so many different pill shoved at me, I have a basket that is 24" long and 20" wide and you can't put another bootle of pills in there, and the ones I use aren't in there! You go to a Doc, and you get 5-10 mins at the most and you out of there, I forgot to mention the 1 1/2 hrs. you waited to see the Doc. I went to KU Med. center to see the top dog, I got 15 min's with a intern and 3 mins with the surgeon, what has happen to the medical proffesion, all they care for is money & money & money. I worked 4 years hurt, before I was taken off work, I didn't ask to be taken off! But anytime some sees you out some where, you are automaticly healed!! So I hate to go anywhere, i never feel giid, I do have a day once in awhile that is better than others, but I dare not get out, because a mirical has happened and I am healed!
 Can a person go anywhere and get a Doctor that truely cares?
ACE

ekkorose
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   Posted 1/21/2009 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
My doc is great. All three of hte main ones I see anyways. Each one spends the time I need and listens to me. Granted they all run pretty late but I know that once I am in the room with them they will spend the time with me that I need. I also make it a point to come prepared and have all my questions typed out with a copy for them and my records.

Then again, to get to these good three I have fired many doctors and told more then a few where they can shove their god complex. I actually had a doc tell me (three weeks before my hysterectomy, I did not tell the doc it was my plan since they were a 2nd opinion doc) that nothing was wrong with my u/s even though I had read the report and there was a 15.9 x 14.2 x 9.8cm cyst on my ovary!!! Needless to say I showed her my copy and walked out the door.

The most recent doc drama was with the urologyst I saw over my kdiney stone. He was just a major donkey hole who had no time and then proceeded to give me a medication that fatally interacts with what I am currently on. Had I taken it, then needed my Epi-pen for an allergic reaction, I would have died! Needless to say I won't be back to see him!

Well take care everyone, I am done with my book now!

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ace lungger
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   Posted 1/21/2009 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Ekkorose, I thank you for telling me of your experience's! I am not out to start a Doctor war. I just feel that we don't get enough good care. I cannot believe that there isn't anything, that can help me with my pain! I have never ask for a mirical, just like to have a few days a week that I fely like doing something other than lying in bed!

Thanks for lovely times with some of the Doctors you have been to see!

ACE


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   Posted 1/22/2009 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ace!

This is a great topic because unfortunately we often don't get enough time with our doctors to even ask vital questions. My primary is a dream of a doc! But on occasion he has referred me to someone who was a jerk and I just walked, fired the goofball...lol Seriously, you are hiring these folks to work for and on you! YOU choose, not someone else.

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   Posted 1/22/2009 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Geezee getting 5 to 10 minutes from my first PM Doctor
would've been a miracle in itself, took me a year with this goof ball
then I fired him and got a better one...
literally at one appointment he came in the room gave me a pamplet
said that was what he was going to do and walked out the door, didn't even
ask "How I was" or if I had questions..
enough with these goof balls....
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ace lungger
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   Posted 1/22/2009 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Chutz,

thanks for your reply! My biggest problem and you can look this up is, Kansas is the worst state for Work Comp cases. They make up the rules as they go. about every 6 weeks, they will shut off my pay check of $224,00 a week, they do that just to try and upset me! It worked at first, but now I don't care.  My biggest mistake I ever made, was ever Doctor or Surgeon, I would ask them to get me out of pain, instead of saying ( I wonder how much I will get Paid) I have every intension of going to trail, They like to send you to one of there Doctors and have you evauluate, and then they will come back with this crap, i find the patien at a 25percent of a body as a whole disability!!!

 That isn't going to fly this time, you entire body depends on you lower back, if it is working right neither are you! i never wanted a dime, all i wanted was out of pain and to work! There are so many that all they want is to lay at home and cry about the pains, but they never want to go back to work! i wasn't raised that away, you work hard all your like to have something to show for all the hard work you have done!!

 I have found only one Surgeon that realy cared, and spent time with me, and expained things to me, since I have no L5, L4, L3, disc left, yes you can go in there and fuse them! The first time you make the wrong twist or turn you tear L2 and Now you are done!! this surgeon explain this to me, he told me there wern't to many options, one I needed to quite smoking so I could get more oxygen in the spine, and do 2 differnt exercises, and hope! He could of said you need Tri fusion, done it screwed me for life and made him a pile of money and the hospital he worked for a pile.

 It is said that not long after that they refused to re new his contract for he wasn't doing enough cutting!

 I am trying my best to learn to take everyday as it comes! i have allways been a person to have my weeks work planned by Sunday night, and never let anything stand still. Where as my job, I allways had to have 2-3 going on at the same time, or you wouldn't ever get done(long story)

 

I wish each and everyone of you the best, I hope that you all can get out of pain and get your life back on track! And that doesn't mean sitting on the sofa eating a candy bar a drinking a soda watching TV. What i mean is get your self to a liveable lifestyle, and go for it!

Later ACE


AkiPuppy
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   Posted 1/22/2009 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
This is a good topic about doctor's care. I have two wonderful doctors one is my primary care and the other is my rhumatoligist. I have had some jerks, as well. I feel very fortunate that anyoe my primary doc has sent me to has been very good. Good luck.
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Dagger
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   Posted 1/22/2009 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
My PCP is terrific and does the best he can to help me. I am getting great care from him for most of my medical problems. He actually spends time with me and together we decide how to best treat my pain. He spent a half hour with me last time discussing diet and exercise options.

The worst of my pain right now is due to endometriosis and abdominal adhesions and finding a good gyn has been almost impossible. Plus, they all seem to make you wait 8-10 weeks for your first appointment. Then it turns out almost everything they told me on the phone is a lie. I end up knowing more about my condition and treatment options than they do. They offer me castration or toxic chemicals even though when I interviewed them (before making the first appointment) they said they only use those as a last resort.

The last three that I saw refused to even discuss pain management options until I've had a hysterectomy. One even told me that I am choosing to stay in pain so why should they help me. Why would I let someone operate on me if they won't even discuss my options. I had to stop seeing the gyn that was helping my pain (without narcotics!) when my insurance changed.

So the answer is NO! I am not getting proper care.

I will not give up and have an appointment with another gyn 2 hours away, in April(!).

ace lungger
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   Posted 1/22/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -7)   

To me, and PLEASE no one take offense to this, you have very few right left in this world. Some people never have to go threw what your rights are, but, they are not like they use to Be!! 6 years agp our telephone co. put in underground cable, that destroy my yard, I went out as they were starting and stopped them, called the polive called the Head offical of the city, and he open this big book, and show me that by the city ordenaces they could of trenched within 8 feet off my house! And my house sits on the back of my lot, I had a nice 65 foot lawn, it will never be the same! It is just like me trying to get a Doc, the Doctor that I have dealt with for 30 years got to thinking about my injury and didn't what to spend his time in court, so the first time I goy out of line, he dumps me, i have no doctor, They are to be scheduling me a hearing to get a new doctor, I am on fentanyl, I will be out come Sat. What am I going to do? You talk about a rock and a hard spot, I am there!! I can go it another Doctor and pay him a $100.00 and maybe he will right me a script??? I can't get my money back, I have went over my spending limit. I havn't had a check for 2 weeks, and I get $224.00 a week! I am lost!!

You have no rights!

You might think you do, but you don't

ACE


Tirzah
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   Posted 1/22/2009 10:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Ace,
Make sure you at least get something for the withdrawals. Catapres is what helps me, but some people get a whole bunch of different meds for each symptom. Anyways, I feel for you. My worthless disability insurer hasn't paid me a dime since October. I can't afford my meds at all. I am losing weight (I was already at the bottom of my weight range, now I am below it). They really could give a flying leap whether or not I ever get paid.

I am filing a complaint with my state's Division of Insurance because the claims rep can't even be bothered to return my phone calls. Unfortunately, it takes the Div. of Ins. people 4-6 weeks to investigate and then who knows how long to mediate the situation. Meanwhile, I am post-op with no meds. Not fun at all, but what can be done, right?

Maybe you could see if your state lets you file complaints against worker's comp. Some states do. If not, try looking up to see if you have Call-A-Lawyer or Dial-A-Lawyer programs through one of the Bar Associations in your state. Often they have one morning a month where people can call in for free & get advice. Other than that, just try to make the best of it. You're absolutely right that it seems like people want to put a huge amount of roadblocks in the way of those who want to return to work. All I need is a week or two of bed rest, my meds & a bit of food and I could recover from surgery and very, very likely return to my job. I'm really not sure what the deal is. They just always have a million excuses. I think I finally may have gotten a procedure that worked, but I can't even tell b/c I've had to go through post-op with out of control pain.

I try to explain to these idiots that I had 10 lesions (blisters, really) burned directly on my nerves. You would think that the average person would be able to imagine that that might be somewhat painful, but apparently the minions who work at my LTD insurer think it's a cake walk. You know what their latest claim was?! They are assigning my file to a new case worker. That case worker is going through orientation this week & next and then will need a few weeks to get up to speed on my case so maybe he will be able to look at my claim sometime in February! February! I've gotten no money since October. I think there ought to be angry little leprechauns or something that we can hire to go taunt & torment these insurance people until they pay up on claims -- as a bonus, I would have the leprechauns load up some pot with the insurance money & magically deliver it to those in need. rolleyes (it's green -- does it kinda look enough like a leprechaun?) Does that sound too bitter? ;)

Oh man these insurance people are nothing but trouble. devil skull

straydog
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   Posted 1/23/2009 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Frances, please, please file a complaint with the state board of insurance. These ltd companies are the very worst to deal with. UNUM was sued and got popped for not paying claims a few yrs ago. Their protocol was to deny every claim, they deposed one of the biggy's and he admitted it in open ct.

Second, contact your local congressman. Let me tell you, they really do not like to have the politicians and state board on their backs. What they are pulling on you is pure BS. Fight fire with fire. I just get livid reading your post.

I too worked for attys over 20 yrs & dealt with idiot insurance people every day. We did WC claims, PI, med-mal, SS claims. I have had the RF done and no its not a cakewalk not by a stretch. Hugs, Susie


ace lungger
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   Posted 1/23/2009 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   

Well Guys, i just got in my car, and parked right buy his office window, 3hrs later I see him waving me to come in, he check me over and wrote me my patches. i told him it might be a 60 days, before I get to court, he said we would deal with it shocked shocked

I have no clue what is going on confused confused

Later ACE


Tirzah
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   Posted 1/23/2009 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Ace-
That sounds so bizarre. I would double check that with somebody. Something really doesn't seem right.
Just out of curiosity, why were you sitting outside his office in the first place if he was closed down by the DEA?

Not trying to keep you from your meds, just wanting to make sure you don't end up getting in trouble yourself. That would be the worst.

Good luck to you!
frances

straydog
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   Posted 1/23/2009 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Ace, please be careful here. Did the DEA shut his office down? Are you saying he had you sit in your carlike Frances said? OMG

Susie


PAlady
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   Posted 1/23/2009 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, the pharmacists in the area are probably aware of things, and if there's a real problem the scrips won't be filled. Yes, do be careful, Ace, but I wonder if he's out on bail and still able to practice until his trial? I would still be looking for other pm resources in the meantime, Ace, but I'm guessing you know that.

Good luck!

PaLady

ace lungger
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   Posted 1/23/2009 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   

Folks, you got the wires crossed, someone else postedthat there Doctor got closed down by the DEA. My doctor was waiting on a reason to quite treating me, so if this goes to trail, he doesn't have to go. Here is the Story, I went to a Surgeon at KU, 4hrs from my house, I got 2 mins. with him, he said I needed to see a pain spesicalist, so I told my Doc, i din't have a way to get to K.C. with a driver to drive me home, and couldn't afford it. That I wanted to go to Joplin Pain center 32 miles away! W.C. attroney, stops my pay, and says I am now treating my self be cause my doc got me a apoitment at joplin They stopped the appointment 90 days to get to see the Judge, he told her (W.C. Attoney) she was a dumb ass, and i could go to any pain clinic my local doctor wanted me to go to!Takes 3 weeks to get the Court order, I hand deliver the court order to the lady that does the scheduling, 3 weeks later I still don't have a appointment, for a week, before my wife goes to work, she is screaming at me, you need to call over to your Doc to see what going on, after the 6th day of this, I call over to ask what was the hold up, the young gal said that I was to make the appointment, and I said that wasn't my understanding, then see snapped back at me, and said you are on top of the stack, that pissed me, and after 6 1/2 years of 24/7 pain you are never in a good mood any way, so i ask her, what is it, am I to make it or are you, she snapped back and said you are not the only paitencet we have! then i got hot, got the head nurse on the phone 15 mins. I have a appointment. The next day I get a register letter stating that my doctor will no longer see me. i wrote several letters of apoligies and so fourth, the Doctor said, it wasn't his policey it was St. Jihns, and what is done is done. I ask him what i was to do, he told me to start detoxicing off the fentayal, he saw me 2 more months, I notifed my attroney that i was going to have a new doc!With  Kansas W.C. you have to have a hearing to pass gas!! And after it gets put on the docit, it might be 120 days?? My last visit 29 days ago, i was told no go, buy! And I said what about the morphine and he said O, because the pamplet says DON'T JUST STOP TAKING AT ONCE, CAN CAUSE DEATH! So he said no I had to have it that he would see me after work.

So I was out of this med, so  I new he would have to go into his office sometime, and if he shuts me off, it could cost him a big mal practice suite. One big thing, Doc and I used to be real good buddy untill he got remarried to a real nice lady, and so we don't do anything toghter, and he was allways worried because of that, it might cause me problems, but I have 5 surgeons says no go!

Later

ACE

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