For the first time, a physician within IHS used the magic words, “socialized medicine”. That’s what I have been trapped in while enduring these health nightmares. It’s quite miserable when one has a relatively high IQ (as well as a decent medical IQ for a lay person). I’m confused out of my mind and can only think in my mind that I cannot believe I am going through this in the United States of America. It’s stark 180 degree contrast from my medical care when I was able to earn my own insurance. How sick! When I am desperately in need of proper medical care (for my affected children too), I’m trapped in socialized medicine. I’m completely baffled by the actions of doctors as if they bear ZERO LIABILITY for the health of their patients and border malpractice if not outright malpractice!
I’m fairly certain that I was provided folate supplements and told that I was low when, in fact, my levels elevated to the point of toxicity per the pathologist. This is if I am reading my labs properly – since no doctor reviews them with me. Even the clinic asst. admin. doesn’t know how to pull a split screen for more than one result at a time. Nobody wants to actually review the dozen (approx) per blood draw abnormalities in my blood. Nobody would be that lazy if there were accountability and their patient was as sick as I am. And this is just one small tidbit of my experiences.
Needless to say, I am desperate for protocol for the sake of my children BEFORE our entire country bows to the new world order standards of TORT REFORM and SOCIALIZED MEDICINE. No doctor in their right mind is going to continue in the medical field – no decent one anyway. Who on earth would go to medical school? – At least the pricey, time consuming, and stringent version of US medical school.
Soon, even people with the cash and a lesser deteriorated body to get to the proper doctor, won’t have that option. Anyone know what country is currently producing the creme de la creme doctors?
The uneducated doctors who have ZERO INCENTIVE to ‘get it’ will likely just label the patient as being mentally ill, per new and upcoming DSM criteria:
Not to complain or anything! I’m just making a point that some of us (based upon circumstances) might consider conserving our precious scraps of energy for something more fruitful than advocating for medical care! I’ve been breaking my a.. for around 3 years now and I would be better off with an attorney – that is, IF there is any liability for these doctors either being negligent enough to allow my health to deteriorate unreasonably. OR, if the malpractice is so gross that they have committed acts which have actually lent to the destruction of my health.
All of the tests mentioned on here would take the equivalent of 2-3 months of an 80 hour work week for me to get approved!!! There are so many tests that, in my cognitive condition and with my lack of medical school or a viable physician – I’m screwed – and, if nobody has the conscience to give a s… about me (like my medical providers) – what about my little babies!!!
Speaking of consciences (which I believe makes one human versus mechanical and predatory)…
…..keep in mind that when they’re labeling mental disorders: they call PTSD suffered by a MILITARY HERO a mental illness. they also call what serial killers and sadistic abusers have a mental illness. One probably has a conscience and the other, clearly, does not. A conscience prevents committing atrocities. Serial killers and the like have personality disorders (NPD, psychopathy, sociopathy) but there seems to be little or no delineation or clarity. This means that, if they approve DSM pertaining to us sickies, we’ll fall into a close realm if given a diagnosis of SSD. It doesn’t sound like that will be a tough diagnosis to receive – SSD – Somatic Symptom Disorder.
Sorry for the vent! I’ve already been going through what this article states, that’s all. And, I already hesitate to disclose the magnitude since 20 min 2-3 times per year just doesn’t cut it and I’d sound like a ranting loon to even try to address it all!!! Clearly, I sensed the danger before seeing the article. Or, was it the PCP saying, “You stay right here and I’ll get the social worker” after a miserable and debilitating 3 hour wait for her to find my records and appearing in lieu of my previous PCP with no notice to me.
I’m so fed up! This is why I keep begging for some iron clad diagnostics that I can advocate for – or barely advocate for (given how I’m doing by now). When, in fact, the medical staff that I’m dealing with can’t even understand bonafide diagnostics – NOR DO THEY CARE!!!! I guess it wouldn’t even matter and I probably sense this too. Maybe it would be enough to get me to an educated specialist. I’d probable be better off giving up – considering my circumstances. This is ridiculous – and debilitating. Give up, shut up, and hide!
I think everyone will, ultimately, begin to experience more and more of what I am experiencing. If only I (or one of my children) could be ‘grandfathered in’ with a real doctor……. For all of our sakes!