not to be insulting . But , if you were a dog in pain with a 1/2 decent owner -he/she would take you to the Vet . Where your medical history would be read -( Why isn't this happening for Humans ?) and would automatically be deemed credable & approx. 90% of your diagnosis ...As a End Stage healthcare worker I received a back injury where I had to learn to walk again - luckily Doctor #7 taught me how to take care of my back . Years later I developed stomach issues / ovarian Ca.. , by the 3rd oper. , my back pain kicked in again & stomach pain didn't fade with healing. By #6 stomach oper. my whole "core" was in high pain . Also , during that time they found that I didn't respond to many medications an theorized it was due to 3rd degree burns I experianced as a child that changed my neurons/synapses . Luckily , I had an excellent specialist I saw every month for 10 years and other specialists..Recently , my Dr. of many years left state abruptly without referrals to go on. I was shocked by my first new primary who didn't read my med.Hx.or give physical in 6 months of being a pt. , also started to change meds. on 1st appt. without checking HX- now , onto a new internist who believes all meds can be replaced by vitamins but , cannot say what vitamins ..What in the world is going on ? I'm at a loss as to what to do - the Dr. recommends a non-hospital Detox so , I called one of my surgeons who said " What ? Why ? with your history ..." If a pt. is upstanding , honest , uses one Dr. for meds, -one pharmacy for refills and has a " good pt. history " why make them suffer through a detox and cause more pain then their experiancing . Having worked in many arms of the healthfield an having experianced severe injury an many oper.'s , I'm befuddled as commen sense has rolled out the door . One Dr. said " Some bad apples have spoiled it for everyone else " so , read the fools HX. and move that emotionally/mentally ill pt. on to proper mental healthcare - we aren't produce nor vegtable ..Every human being is a viable person in their own right and should be treated as such , as an individual . Years ago , I was asked to cover for another healthcare worker in a home setting - this woman had been in bed for fiffteen years with 2 - 20 minute sit-up times a day , she had severe arthritis and was on a pain RX but , obviously it was the wrong one or she could have been more involved with life and would of had some quality to the quanity . Besides my own life unraveling & becoming unbearable even with meditation, visualization , yogic breathing , praying & stretching and wondering who do I go to , what do I do ...I also worry about those people who are isolated and going thru this upheavel - how do you keep house ? Get groceries ? All the daily basics ..(Help isn't that readilly available as I have a wheelchair bound friend that receives 4 hours a month for help - groceries , laundry ,bathing , Dr.'s appt.'s etc in 4 hours a month) Plus try an keep a level head with constant pain- you become myopic ...Is there an answer ? . Also , why hasn't the media picked up on this catastrophe of human suffering ? Granted suffering doesn't offer any priviledge as we've all seen or read about in history but , the differance now is , their slowly killing people one by one instead of in groups ....killing their spirit , potential , individuality , which in essence leads to a slow death ....Thanks for letting me vent , I hope you all have sufficent care an can enjoy life's gifts . If not , an my problem sounds similar to your own , what do you do ? I'm in Maine...
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