Monday, September 12, 2016

Fired #MicroblogMonday

Last Monday I woke up in excruciating gut pain, stabby and sometimes diffuse and I crept to the bathroom and back to bed, where I spent almost the whole day barely able to move at all. Since it never got worse and eventually got slightly better, I made an appointment to see my OB/GYN for my day off on Wednesday. I stayed miserable and in lots of pain and limped along with little to no sleep because PAIN.

Thursday my doc's office called to tell me it was a burst 2cm cyst that was "resolving" and take some ibuprofen and you'll be fine. I pointed out that I'm deathly allergic to the stuff and that I remained barely able to work and asked what to do about the pain instead. 24 hours of misery later, his office calls back and says "he only prescribes narcotics after surgery so go to the ER if you can't manage the pain."

Dude is totally fired as my doctor. I deserve better and I won't settle for "just relax, it will be fine" ever again.

My techs bullied me into going to the doctor by making me an appointment with a new doc across town and demanding my boss give me Saturday off (after a crying I was in so much pain break when I rarely even take 5 minutes for lunch). I slept for 15 hours Friday night once I got some little baby narcotics to help with the pain. I'm still miserable so tomorrow I go in search of a doctor who will actually take care of me instead of treating my severe pain like I'm drug-seeking. Hint: I work with drugs all day and see exactly what abusing them does. If I ask for a prescription, I am truly miserable and desperate.

1 comment:

  1. I've read quite a few articles about how doctors belittle the pain of women patients. It's such bullshit. Good for you for firing your doctor. I hope the new one validates your experience.