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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9 comments:

  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.^^

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  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. :)

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  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.

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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!

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  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!

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

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