you know, I was thinking the same thing about
this ID. I went in there with an
open mind, just wondering what he would say, and I was absolutely dead set against having "the" discussion with him.
I didn't argue against anything he said, I just said "so, what could this be? I'm not making it up or malingering, I've successfully built a career and a life despite it, I've been a tough guy for a long time. I just want to get back to work and take care of my family. I went to therapy for years, took every class of antidepressants, did all the work. I know myself very well, and you don't just imagine swollen joints or getting lost on the way to the corner store..."
He knew from the git-go that even in my confused state, I was still a sharp RN and wouldn't buy the usual BS. He'd ask me a question and then cut my answer off ten words in. He kept going in circles, looking for a hole in my story. He got very frustrated. There wasn't one.
edit: come to think of it, IDs are probably very afraid of the implications of a Lyme epidemic. It's a nightmare to dx and tx.
Post Edited (SpeyFisher) : 11/15/2014 2:09:39 PM (GMT-7)