A lot of Dr.s are real ******s, I fell a foot and a half on my foot and folded it, my son drove me to the nearest er to be checked as my foot tripled in size. He thought there was a broken bone there and put a cast on it. I returned 4 days later as they were supposed to change the cast, the Dr. there then said he got the results back from the main hospital and said nothing was broken so he took the cast off and wrapped it with a tensor bandage. One week later my foot started bending from the ankle to the right, you could bend it straight by hand but would go back when let go. Next visit they sent me for a bone scan which showed nothing.
Next they put on an air cast but it did nothing for that part of the foot, then I went back in and saw a woman Dr. I suggested putting a splint to hold it straight and cast it but she was worried about
blood clots then blamed it on my Ulcerative Colitis meds. Next my arch dropped so the bone was sticking out the bottom and side of my foot, so the next visit they sent me to an Arthritis Dr. who said it had nothing to do with Arthritis and my foot had already fused that way so I was screwed. I got my Dr. to find a reconstructive surgeon which he did. He went in cut out the bone in the bottom and side of my foot. He then had to break it to get it straight screw a steel plate to the side of my foot to keep it straight, screw my toes back in then sew up the 2 long incisions in my foot. He couldn't do the las2 toes without really messing up my foot with cuts. I wore a cast for 6 week the changed then another for another 6 weeks. I took the original x-rays into my Orthopedic Surgeon who did 4 surgeries on my back who had to laugh and said it was so simple. I had apparently screwed up the tendons and a simple 20 minute operation to clip the tendons and my foot would be as it was before.
I was so pissed I went to see a lawyer who took the case on a contingency bases and is suing 7 Dr. who he said they were incompetent 6 have been served the other is in hiding. Last letter I got from him is that he already knows about
the lawsuit and the case will proceed as if he has been served and has asked the lawyer acting for the other 6 to file his motion of defense.
Maybe I am being petty but the quality of Dr.s here is the poorest anywhere, even the lawyer asked as I related this to him asked if they had checked for the tendons, even he knew more about
medicine than they did.
So I do know how you feel and feel really bad for you, at least I have no problem getting the correct medications for pain for my back which takes care of my foot as well.
Post Edited (Nitemare) : 9/1/2010 10:13:29 PM (GMT-6)