Post Edited (tink 2) : 10/16/2008 4:24:10 PM (GMT-6)
You Ladies are the best, you have given me such a gift just by your words. The ortho I went to gave me the name of a rheumy, I had made an appt w/ her wks ago, can't get in till 1/12/09. I will call the hosp tomorrow and see what they have for internists. Trust me I will call insurance tomorrow morning to drop this dr from my plan. She has received the last of my money. The reason the ortho suggested I see the rheumy is he wants me checked for RA, which I told my pcp at our last visit - that was one of those, as she called them, 15 complaints.
Thank you for your prayers and support, it means so much to me.
Tink, funny you should mention Old Time Tavern, that was were we had our wedding reception 31 yrs ago. My 2 nephews loved ours so much when they got married they went there also - same room even. I have heard of the firm I think you mean, I don't know their specialty, but I will ck to see if they do Disability. I have always heard that lawyers don't handle disability till you have been rejected once. I just feel like my head is spinning.
Ivy and Carnissa, I don't know that we have spoken before, but Hello, nice to meet you and thank you for your kind words.
Sherrine and Tink, thank you for your support, as always.
God bless. Alice.
Grrr! Glad you are getting rid of her She sounds like she has her own set of problems. I would not only get rid or her, I would report her to the medical board or someone that has authority over doctors. I agree with Sherine and everybody. I got caught up in the God complex of my doc for awhile and when he acted like I was malingering, I thought "He wouldn't act this way if if weren't true - must be something wrong with me." I got rid of him and am finally getting the help I need. You do the same - drop her like a hot potato!
Thank you all for your advice and kind words, they have helped to sooth my hurt. I called my ins this morning and cancelled the dr. for my DH and myself. The lady at ins gave the site to ck for drs in my area and I called my hosp for some suggestions. A fellow that my DH works w/ suggested a dr that he and his wife go to. The wife has FMS and this dr believes FMS exists. They both rave about her, so we are leaning in that direction. My DH has Type 1 Diabetes and HBP, so we want to be sure all bases are covered.
My Evil Puppy has not been feeling well lately, so I had to make an appt for him. He has a lovely dr., I wished she practiced for humans, too. lol, but seriously!!! I can only deal w/ so much right now, I have bronchitis and I sound like a barking dog, but I need him to get in to his dr.
I am heartened by your stories of finding a good dr, hopefully this new one will be the right match.
Marlee, the new dr. sounds good, hope he can help you. Just giving you his undivided time and interest sounds like a big positive. I do wish you the best. I love gardening, altho I haven't been able to do any this past summer, I love getting the weeds out to see the bones of the yd. Get rid of the junk, get to the goodies. Just like finding the right man to share your life with, get rid of the junk, get to the goodies!! We are very lucky women, very blessed.
((((((Alice))))) nice tender hug for you
I cant really add anything regarding my opinion on your ahem...doctor Everyone here summed up what I felt too. You know it's hard enough living with these malady's, then top that off with a doctor with an attitude and you are in trouble. I changed rheumy's as well, and managed to get one that lives less than an hour from me...but..hmmm see the rolling eye smiley? that is my rheumy...however, my family doctor's husband has the RA and Fibro thing too, and now she is a pain management doctor. She has helped me so much in such a short amt of time...because she cares, and still has her compassion in tact. So I am very lucky at the moment. I turn to her first now..I trust her, and I know she cares.
I will keep you and hubby in my prayers and hope that you find a new and improved rheumy! very quickly too!
Lots of warm hugs
Hi Alice ... This is such a major pet peeve of mine, I'm so tired of these doctors with their holier-than-tho attitude. I've noticed the same thing with many ER doctors. Whenever I go to the ER I'm sure to put FMS on the paperwork, but most of them ignore it. I went to the local Walk In Medical Facility yesterday because I had a sinus headache (from a sinus infection) that made me want to rip my head off. I explained to the doctor that I had Fibro and would greatly appreciate it if he was 'gentle' while giving me my exam. I think the guy thought I was nuts, and he was FAR from gentle. When he checked my ankles for swelling he squeezed so tight I did all I could not to kick him. I AGAIN said to him, PLEASE try to be more gentle as I'm having a bad day with my Fibro and hurt EVERYWHERE...again, he looked at me as if I were nuts.
Seems to me that you got one of those doctors that obviously does not want to take the time to educate herself on Fibro. That type of doctor shouldn't even be in practice as far as I'm concerned!
Thank goodness my Dr. is gentle, and understands fibro or else I would be finding another one.
Anyway, sorry about the rant, your post just reminded me of how upset I get at these Doctors. I wish you the best of luck finding yourself the 'perfect' doctor for you.