The shots I got this time were steriod/lidocaine facet injections (worst of all, I'm allergic to lidocaine -- usually he uses bipivucaine, but I didn't find out about
the switch until after I broke out in hives). The time before I got epidurals.
She didn't actually say the part about
how many times I'd been there or what she suspected to me
, she was talking loudly to the receptionist right at the front window (about
3 feet from me & the entire rest of the reception area), while sneaking peaks to apparently see how I reacted. So not only did I hear, but my mom, the rest of the reception area & the office manager & nurses for the other doctor who shares that same reception area (there are 2 practices with one waiting area). It was just ridiculous. She didn't actually say my name, but she tilts her head toward me ("this girl") and rattles off the dates of my visits. There weren't any other female patients in the waiting room at the time, so there wasn't any mistaking who she was talking about
This after the last time I was there & after I asked her nicely to please let me talk to my PM because the script
for the new medicine was not for the same amount I previously got, and she tells me that I should just "be grateful that I have so many blessings in my life & be happy about
that I'm so well off". I don't know what the #$%^ that's supposed to mean, but darn it! if I'm at my PM's office it's because I'm having a really awful day. I'm not unhappy every day, but if I cannot even walk 15 feet without having to have a family member help me & if I can't afford my medication anymore & if I'm in so much pain I can't sleep and I'm PAYING MONEY to go to a pain specialist to do something about
that, I don't want to be told to count my blessings!
Oh, this lady really gets under my skin. I feel badly because the last idiot I complained about
got fired. I hate to see someone lose their job, but really, I doubt I'm the only one she's being mean to & I can't understand why you would work in a pain clinic if you can't stand people complaining about
being in pain.
And you know that there can't be anything wrong with her or her family because no one who's been through anything remotely difficult in life would say such stupid things. Arrrgggghhhh! I think I will say something to my doctor at the next visit. Where does this nurse get off?
She didn't even have to do anything. She just was supposed to look up when my last visit date was & decided on her own that she was going to announce to the whole office that she thought I was coming too often. I know I shouldn't let things like that get to me, but I just hear stupid little comments so many other places & I just wish that at least at the pain clinic people would be understanding.
I'd like to just kick that crazy woman down the stairs a hundred times & beat her with every household object imaginable & then take out pieces of her skull & vertebrae & crush her little nerves with fake scar tissue (I'd do the real thing if I could), and then cut her
open like surgery in several places & implant an unreliable SCS in her neck & back so that she never knows when it will help & when it won't. Then I'm going to make her pack up her whole home & move somewhere else. Oh, and I'm gonna make sure that stupid people make mean little comments almost everywhere she goes. I should make her lose her job to simulate what it's like when you have to take too many sick days, but I guess she'd stop making dumb little comments after all that so I'd be nice & let her keep her "blessing" of a job.
Good grief. What an idiot. When do we get to leave all these morons behind & go to our happy island with the electric fencing to keep all the dumb people (including dumb people in the medical profession) O-U-T!?