I have a long list of drug allergies
. I'm allergic to 4 of the most common antibiotics out there. I have to wear a bracelet naming my conditions and allergies. Everytime I go to the doctor I have to give them a list of the medications I'm on and my allergies. I watch the nurse type them into the computer. Later when I go to the exam room the doctor asks me if I have any allergies!
I want to scream :Yes, I just saw the nurse type them in and you ask me everytime I come!
I went to the emergency room for an analphlaic reaction to an antibiotic this last Christmas. My face was horriblely swollen, my lips and tongue were so huge I couldn't speak intellegently. She looked at me and said, "what's wrong, honey?"
I felt my face growing bigger as I sat there trying to tell her my allergies (she had my paper) and my symtoms. If it wasn't for my sister there to interpet my mumbles I would of slapped her.
I went to a new doctor because my old doctor wouldn't believe me about my legs swelling. After sitting for 4 hours to see him, because he doesn't schedule appointment he does walk-ins I felt dumped. I was sitting there talking to him about my symtoms and was going to ask for an MRI for my back. When suddenly he said, "you saw your report on your ultrasound? Just a minute." He jumped up and ran out the door. Two seconds later his nurse came in and said for me to come with her for blood work. After the blood work, I was standing in the hallway wanting to finish my talk with the doctor and the nurse said, "you're still here?"
I told her I thought the doctor wanted to finish our conversation. She stepped into another room and came out saying no, he's finished with you.
I left very disatified. Now I want to leave him.
Post Edited (couchtater) : 9/6/2009 5:57:09 PM (GMT-6)