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Medical Profession's Arrogance

There is one thing that I am certain about. I know how to tell when my body is imbalanced. If I hear one more doctor tell me that I’m not nauseated or having breathing difficulties because of the prescriptions they give me – I’m going to smack them silly. Their arrogance is totally appalling. How dare they.

Throughout my total knee replacement process, I have been prescribed a multitude of pain meds. I, generally, am healthy. I do not take any prescriptions for anything. All pain meds during this time period have given me difficulty. They are the only change to my body’s physiology.

The arrogance of Western medicine’s doctors is so infuriating, annoying and totally frustrating. How dare they talk down to me as if I’m a total idiot. “Have you read the PDR?” (yes, I have). “Nausea and light headedness are listed for each medication,” I have been told. So….?…..Or…

“Getting nauseated or having a hard time breathing are SO RARELY caused by pain meds…..it must be something else.” I actually heard. I could have smacked his arrogant face. How dare he.

Upon telling my surgeon that Coumadin caused me to be light-headed and nauseated…..”It can’t be from the Coumadin. I haven’t seen that in all my 30 years of prescribing it.” So……I don’t care what everyone else does. I know how I feel.
This happened during my pre-op visit….Upon telling my surgeon that I have nerve damage causing extreme pain, he actually argued with me. “I’ve never heard of anyone having nerve damage needing a total knee replacement. There’s just something wrong with that.” I know the pain and tingling I was going through. So, what did I hear after the surgery?…..

“You have extensive nerve damage all along the inner and outer portion of your leg.” Gee, thanks doc. Thanks for arguing with me in the first place. I needed to waste my energy like that.

Getting pain meds is another issue. Why do patients have to beg for them? “Rate your pain from 0-10”. It always depends.

Enough of my ramblings for now. It’s all tied into my book writing project about my car accident leaving me in a body cast for two years. I’m going to bed. I’m pooped.

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