Sunday, June 8, 2008

Excuse me while I..... Vent!

Sorry for not posting any news sooner, but didn't find out the results of my x-rays until late Friday afternoon. Then I was to tired to post anything until now. Let's just say this week has been emotionally draining.

First off let me just say the nurse told me the x-rays were "normal." That being said let me just tell you why I was still upset. I spent the better half of a week, thinking everything under the sun was wrong with me. Everything from heart problems, a blood clot, I was going to need surgery. All these things ran through my mind. It's amazing how your mind works.

Then I waited, and waited, and waited some more for someone to call me from this Doctors office. I figured I would give them time and they just didn't have the results yet. Finally Friday I couldn't take it anymore, I called them. Only to be met with the receptionist who said the nurse would call me back. About 20 minutes later she calls me back and asked me a bunch of questions, it was basically like she had no idea what I was talking about! She said she would have to check with the Doctor. She finally called me back about an hour and a half later, said the x-rays were "normal" and that was it!

What I'm upset about is here I am all week worried out of my mind, no one even could be bothered to call me about it, I had to call them, when I did they had no idea what I'm talking about. When they finally answer me it's a 30 second phone conversation saying there "normal!"
I was so mad!

I know this is good news and the x-rays didn't show anything. But I still have pain. They barely answered my questions about what this "collection of blood" thing is. They basically don't care! I feel if I hadn't called them, would they have even bothered to call me back?

I got more answers from another Mother from my daughter's school, who happens to be a nurse.
The night before I talked to the Doctor's office (you don't ever actually talk to the Dr!) I was telling her what happened and she said I probably pulled all the muscles and the tendons in that area, and a collection of blood is a "hematoma." And that will eventually go away and will just disperse itself back into your system. But it can take a long time to heal.

Another reason that this whole thing got me so worried was my Mother, has severe Osteoporosis
and it has made me worried that I may have that too.

So all this being said I guess the x-rays were" normal," and I still hate Doctors! Thanks for letting me vent.

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  1. It's good to hear you're a-ok. And I'm also wonder that your x-ray report was told by a nurse not a doctor. I thought if the doctor reported you first and told you every thing just find.That you would much feel calm in mind. Anyway "normal" is a good thing. We all take a smooth breath,I think.^^

  2. Hi Sue,

    It's good that everything is normal.

    As for your worries and frustration with the nurse and doctor, well, I guess life is like that. We don't live in a perfect world anyway. LOL

    Let's just be glad that you don't have to worry about that thing anymore. :)

  3. So glad to hear that the x-ray showed normal. Sorry to hear all the frustration. I'm the same way, I'll wait and wait for them to call, thinking they will. I really don't understand why they don't and it ticks me off. Would they want to be treated this way? I don't think so. It's so annoying.

  4. Hi Sue, just glad you are going to be ok now. I hope you get to feeling better soon. Many Blessings For You! :-)

  5. Oh Sue, I can so relate to the insensitivity of some doctors or clinics with not responding as quickly as they can. I imagine it's that whole overworked thing but in their busyness I think they forgot how important these things are to the individual. I am so relieved for you and pleased the results were "normal". Maybe now after a little time's passed you can celebrate a little.

  6. Good to hear that you are okay at least. I know how you feel about waiting and worrying though. Hopefully you'll feel better soon and not have to deal with this sort of thing again anytime soon.

  7. Thanks everyone for your comments! I didn't mean to sound so negative. In the long run I am definitely happy nothing is broken, I was just upset as to how I feel I was treated by the Dr. Most Drs. don't really care anymore, your just a number to them. Here I go sounding negative again! Well I'm not going to think about it anymore! Thanks again for your nice comments!

  8. I think many doctors need to remember that their patients' needs need to come first!
    I'm glad your x-rays came back 'normal' but I would think "normal" protocol for a doctor would be to take the time to discuss the findings - normal or not - with their patients!

  9. I guess the Dr.s have a "no news is good news" policy. Great to hear nothing is wrong.