Posted by headachequeen on November 8, 2004, at 20:02:35
In reply to Re: Big Stomach:(, posted by rainy on November 8, 2004, at 18:54:49
You forgot to insist that the secretary apologise...
this person is totally and unacceptably rude...
when did you get a chance to respond to her accusations? you didn't.
If this is the calibre of person the doctor hires, she needs a few lessons in manners...
and maybe this should be the first one...
the whole issue is disgusting....
and I am so sorry it happened to you of all people
> With an eating disorder, to misquote Bruno Bettleheim, being loved is not enough. It's irrational and I would rather endure all the tricks that Topamax has to play than go back to its hell. I'm afraid I'm going to have to convince my pdoc of this tomorrow, which is part of the reason I'm feeling apprehensive about my appointment.
> The other part is this. A few weeks ago I called her office to check on something and her office administrator immediately began to scold me vigorously for altering my perscriptions. !!?? I send them away to an online drug company and one of the phamacists had called the office to say that the number of refills had been changed. For what seemed like forever I was yelled at for something the doctor had done. She'd changed the scripts for more refills because of the time involved in getting them, while I was in the office.
> The conversation, if you can call it that, finally terminated with my verbally expressed understanding that it is a no-no to alter prescriptions. I was distressed because for a minute I thought, well, did I or not? Of course not!
> I get freaked out when scolded by someone 20 years my junior who doesn't stop for breath and who makes rather serious accusations.
> I dithered and fussed and finally talked with our daughter who works as a paralegal in a medical malpractice office. She suggested that I talk with the doc and ask that a note be made in the chart exonerating me from the charges and a written statement of the same be given to me at my next visit, just in case the feds come looking for me or something. So I did.
> Well, tomorrow is the next visit and I feel very awkward. Also this is the pdoc who told my therapist, who mentioned to me, that I intimidate her--the doctor, which I feel uncomfortable about. Errrggg.
> I'd like to avoid what Bridgey described with such purity--the "bluntness" of foot in mouth disease, but there are no guarantees of anything.
> Any advice? And please, your good wishes.
> I'd rather have a spinal tap.