Monday, January 14, 2013

Trust

How do you know who is telling the truth.
Do you just put your trust out there and hope for the best in return?

My son came home with a cold on Friday from school.
I am in fear of getting it with my surgery so close.

I called my surgeon to ask how to prevent this from getting put off and the office told me I had no schedule for surgery...someone put me down for just a consultation instead of surgery.
I couldn't believe that someone who works in a medical office could make such a mistake.
And not even care that they put someones life in danger.

I immediately demanded a consult today so I could keep my date for what I thought was my surgery.
They didn't care to rush or make me comfortable.  I had to sit all day waiting and thus had to have my hubby come home from work to get my son from school. Because if I left their office they would charge me $250!!!!  For their mistake charge me and leave my son to be taken to child services for not picking him up on time.  For just a 2 second consultation to prove I was who I was.

It just burns me that if I wouldn't have called to ask about the cold that I would have thought I was showing up for surgery.  Why is communication in a field that deals with life and death so lax?
It makes no sense that I have been dealing with this forever and to find one doctor, a girl btw, that knew from that 2 second consult what I had been going thru for the past 4 years.

She automatically told me what caused this was the major surgeries that I had 4 years ago and that they shock the gallbladder.  Women suffer from this disease more than men for just that reason.
Apparently the gallbladder is a delicate thing that can't take shock.  It is not encased in muscle like our other organs and doesn't recover from things so easily.  Without even asking me what I have been thru in 4 years of doctors misdiagnosing this, this surgeon spewed off my whole history and looked at me and said word for word of what I wrote on my last blog post.
Saying that the doctors in my life were dismissing me as crazy and that I was just looking for attention.  Because they were never finding anything wrong.  I wanted to hug her. 
She completely understood me.

So now my surgery is put off by one day, one day more than I would like but what am I to do?

Thank you all for your comments on my last post and I hope to come home good and full of life to get the old Amy back creating and living like a normal girl in her 30's would. 
So now that my surgery is not til Friday I will be around til I go under.

7 comments:

Gail Thayer said...

Amy,

I'm so glad you found a Doctor who 'gets it'. My only other advice is to make sure that you don't go in alone and that someone is always at your side watching out for you when you're in the hospital.
Thank goodness you called.......ineptness is everywhere today and you really need to look out for yourself and not assume that someone else has your back.
I don't really mean to come off this cynical but I've had a bit of experience with family members and hospitals.........all the best to you!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I missed your last post, Amy, but am glad they finally have found what has been bothering you! It was a blessing in disguise that you had to call the doctors office, or the surgery would have been delayed even further. I hope that everything stays on track for you, and that you will be feeling MUCH better when you get the surgery behind you! A BIG XO!

delidiva said...

It's such a blessing when you meet someone who is able to see whats going on inside you. After see a male doctor for a year[he's my husband doctor and very good at what he does, but not for me}I saw a girl PA. It was if she saw right through me and knew was going down. Just knowing she got me was as good s a cure! Good luck and God bless.

Rhonda said...

In this day and age, it amazes me how many people go un-diagnosed. Thank God you now know and forget about those inept receptionists, how frustrating.

Wishing all the get well wishes and let me know if I can do anything at all. xo R

Lynn Richards said...

Holy moly. I didn't know your hubby had to come home and get your son. WHAT A WEEK!!!
Hang tight, girl. I might see if I can send chicken broth through the mail.....
xoxoo

Gail said...

Thank goodness you are finally getting sorted...I will be thinking of you on Friday and sending you love...Gail x

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh my goodness, I just read both of your posts and I am so happy that this doctor listened to you and looked at your medical history. It's so scary to think how many people go un-diagnosed. Yikes! Hope you are ok, darling. Sending you tons of hugs and I hope that the surgery goes well. Will be thinking of you.

P.S: Just wanted to tell you that your stunning Swiss crochet jar is making my living room look cozy and beautiful:) xoxo Thank you, again.