It's official, I made it to episode 002 🙃 Dude in the photo is a cool doctor who does fun things with amputated toes! I try to keep these stories current, so check out this story and a handful of other odd subjects from this last week. Thanks to everyone who listened to last week's episode, lets see what the world brings us this week. Stay weird creeps✌
OK, it's official. Over the past year or so, I have heard more horror stories of patients with chronic illness being bullied, blacklisted, and otherwise horribly mistreated by doctors and other medical staff.
I'm done reading about it. I want to start writing.
If you have a story, DM me with your email address, so we can chat that way.
You will remain completely anonymous unless you decide not to.
There is also a petition on my site to stop this heinous abuse. The link is in my bio. Just look to the right and down on my site to find the link.
This has gone on LONG ENOUGH! It's time to speak out and expose this horrible behavior now!
To anybody with children in the Rhode Island area, please avoid Dr. John Concannon. My sons have Asperger’s syndrome on the autism spectrum. Multiple visits have proven Dr Concannon has the bed side manner of a junk yard dog. This time was too far: my son is waiting in the exam room with headphones on using my wife’s phone. Dr. Concannon comes in sits down looking at a chart. My wife and I tell My oldest to take the headphones out. Now with aspergers it usually takes 2 or 3 times repeating to get a reaction out of my son. This doctor whips his head up from the chart, forcibly yanks the phone out of my sons hand( who has no idea what’s going on at this point), puts his finger in my sons face and YELLS Don’t be RUDE! At this point I stand up point a finger in the doctors face and raise my voice to say “He’s not being rude, he has aspergers!” Dr. Concannon than defensively yells at me to not be rude. I yell back “what kind of doctor doesn’t understand Asperger’s syndrome!” I then remove my self from the situation by going to the waiting room because my boys are sick and they might not get treatment if their dad is being arrested. Full Disclosure: I may have told the doctor I wanted to punch him in the face on the way out the door. Bottom line, this is the latest in multiple situations where Doctor Concannon displayed his WILLFUL IGNORANCE on the subject of autism. And frankly no doctor should put hands on my children unless it’s in a medical capacity. Obviously we are not going back there, and if you are smart you won’t either. #autism#aspergers#baddoctor#autismawareness#autismspeaks#defendyourchildren
Ardra pretending that she’s not missing 5 lectures today #baddoctor
Last night we took Ainsley to the urgent care clinic with a fever of 102°F. She has been sick for over 3 weeks and the pediatrician we took her to kept telling me it was just a cold, nothing to worry about and she'll get over it. He acted like I was overreacting and started telling me what she had before he even examined her. (He is not her pediatrician, just the only one that was available at that office when we needed to take her.) But even he had said that a cold should be cleared up in 2 weeks. ·
I had been concerned that she was getting an ear infection, which was why we took her to him the last time. He told me the same thing and went through the same schpiel. So when she spent most of yesterday screaming and had a 102°F fever, we took her to urgent care. The doctor there took a look at her ears and sure enough, she had a double ear infection. The doctor said it's "possible" that she could have started this week, but that it sounded and looked like she probably had it before the last time we took her to that pediatrician. Needless to say, we will not be going back to him in the future. If I can't get her normal pediatrician, we'll take her to urgent care or the ER or literally almost anyone before him. ·
She's on antibiotics for a week with Tylenol and Motrin to help with her fever. Today she's already starting to feel better. She ate more food at lunch today than her 3 year old sister did. 😐 I'm just glad we got an actual answer and something to give her to help her get better. Moral of the story, go with your gut when you feel you know something isn't right and at least get a second opinion. And don't trust some know-it-all who starts diagnosing before he even examines and all but tells you you're overreacting. ·
My poor sick baby flashing a V sign for his godma. Down with a throat infection, which caused him to vomit apparently, according to a certain doc at pinero house whom I didn't find amazing.
Sarang's doc, Dr Fernando Isaza is much more affable and respectful than the doc we saw for Ray, who felt rather snooty to me.
Said doc told my mom not to let Sarang play with the dolls in his room and to sit him at the table. Erm den what are the toys for in a paediatric clinic? I mean I'm a friggin Asian Singaporean, and what we do best is to toe the line n make sure our kids bloody toe the line as well. When we were exiting, said doc made a bad joke that Sarang doesn't wanna leave because he has no toys at home. Erm ok.
I'm a bitchy queen of sarcasm so I can take a lot of jokes but idk, this paediatrician just gave off all kinds of bad vibes. It's in his condescending tone, the way he handled kids in a very brusque n clinical manner, and just abt everything. Guess there are good doctors, and then there are the bad ones.
And we're paying bloody expensive private fees for this so what the hell? Urgh rant over. Nv gg back to this doc again!
To this quack of a so called doctor you are full of shit ,first of all there are patients who consume 1000's of milligrams of #thc daily a lot more than you can smoke and there is no evidence of it affecting them in fact it relieves vomiting ,it seems you were just drawing straws because you can't find her real illness ,#baddoctor#Drjohncoburn of sacramento california we all know kaiser doctors get paid off by #pharmaceutical companies to spread #lies about #cannabis#stopthelies#beabetterdoctor#medicalmarijuana
After 20 years of back problems from working as a mail handler for the US postal service here in Colorado (30 years now) I know the treatment that works best- When I mentioned to the doctor yesterday the likelihood my pain is largely an acute arthritic inflammation, she raised an eyebrow and acknowledged me. I got no anti inflammatory meds for 6 days and no pain medicine for 10 days after an extremely painful injury. Their x-rays at Concentra confirmed the existence of metal brackets and screws in my spine where it was fused 7 years ago. My health had an exponential improvement the past year resulting healthy activity making my entire body far stronger, leaner and healthier than I had been the previous 25 years (when I began taking prescription psychoactive drugs 25 yrs) So far they my diagnosis is LUMBAR STRAIN TO FASCIA AND TENDONS. If that’s the case, that’s the minor part. The arthritic inflammations I have had in the past respond better to rest, moderate activity which increases gradually- supplements and juicing 15 organic vegetables to consume 85 oz of fresh juice in 4 days has worked better than the prescription drugs. I’m no longer taking the codeine pain med as it makes me nauseous and constipated. Concentra treats people like cattle with $ signs on their head.
I’ll get better despite their attempt to foil me....tbc...
I got married at 18 and had my son at 19. My husband is almost 20.
I went to the doctor's office on my due date and was told that I had preeclampsia and had to be induced for the wellbeing of my child. While I was in the middle of pushing, they though the monitors were confusing our heart beats. They were wrong. My son had no heartbeat. I felt something was wrong, but the doctor kept dismissing my fears and acting like my son was fine. I kept telling her that something was wrong and to get him out of me.
The doctor just looked at me and said, "What do you expect me to do? How do you expect me to get him out?" I begged her for what felt like forever to just cut me open and take him out. She refused.
When he finally came out, the cord was wrapped so tightly around his neck that it snapped and he lost a lot of blood. He had a seizure. He didn't breathe for over 5 minutes and he was a deep blue/grey. They had to resuscitate him and rush him to another hospital where they had a higher level NICU. I didn't get to hold my baby for over 3 days because he had to be on a cooling pad for HIE and monitored for seizures.
All because a cocky doctor wouldn't listen to me. Fuck that doctor.
throwback to last week when we were #twinning . My lipstick matched his tie, and his trousers (& blazer) matched my top 😙 it was a super hard day for us but we made it out and to the meeting which is all that mattered.
Yesterday my douchebag doctor told me that he would not be referring me to the pain clinic but would be instead, yet again, be referring me to a rheumatologist. Even though rheumatologists have told me time and time again they cannot help me, and recommend the pain clinic, my disgusting gp thinks he knows better. And keeps pushing for nothing just to waste time, and keep me in pain, so then he can argue "you've been off the pain meds for x amount of time, you must be able to survive without them". (Which they've done before). I am out of options, I don't know what to do anymore, I feel so hopeless. I'm still waiting for the advocacy charity to get back to me and see if they can help me. As for now, I'm left with getting the painkillers from friends and family because without them I would just be sat in a&e crying. #chronic#chronicpain#chroniclife#chronicallyill#chronicillness#wheelchairbarbie#pots#potsie#eds#ehlersdanlossyndrome#doctorvisit#baddoctor#fibroflare#fibrowarrior#fibromyalgia
I've been battling with horrible doctors who have cut my pain medication for no reason lately. They're also not doing anything about this nausea & vomiting I've had since August, I'm worried I may be on the long road to gastropareisis as it's only after I eat. I feel hopeless at having such useless, uncaring doctors. I'm having to hand in my dissertation at a later date because of my bipolar disorder, family drama and the lack of pain medication. I just don't understand why a doctor who claims to "do no harm" would allow their patient to be in agony? It's ableism at its finest. I'm just fed up, I don't have the energy it takes to go speak to all these new surgeries to find a suitable one. It's going to raise my anxiety to even higher levels. Again, causing me distress, but they don't care. #chroniclife#chronic#chronicpain#chronicillness#chronicallyill#baddoctor#badgps#ableism#neglect#doctorvisit#spoonie#wheelchairbarbie#potsie#eds#fibromyalgia#fibrowarrior#pain