I love doctor stories! I so prefer my NP - Rachel - she spends more time with me and always consults the doctor but really understands a 68 year old white haired lady who is hurting.
Here is a good one for you....
I was referred to one of two GI doctors in our small town. I went by myself to see him. He is from India and dark skinned. He ordered a colonoscopy and prescribed Canasa while I was waiting for tests, etc.
The day of the colonoscopy and endoscopy my husband took me so as to drive me home. He had never met this doctor. I had the test and this hospital the doctors go to the waiting room, ask for my husband and tell him all is ok. Then when I was more alert we met with him in a small office. While waiting for the doctor my husband told me the doctor came out and told him I had a couple polyps and he one was large and he biopsied it. Of course, we were concerned as I never had polyps before.
My doctor came in as we were worrying about the test. He said hello and then had to leave for a moment. My husband says "that is not the doctor who talked to me - he was white hair and very light skinned". Then my doctored came in and told us I had UC - leftsided and mild or moderate right now. We discussed treatment and other tests he did - biopsy, c-diff, etc. My husband said "what about the polyps?" He said there were none. Apparently, there was a mixup (no kidding!) and we reported it to the hospital. We laughed then but not so funny thinking the worst for a short time. GEEZ! My husband goes to the VA hospital and I wish I could - it is wonderful there!
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
canasa and proctofoam
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Rowasa every other night for now.