Why I fear doctors, hospitals, and test results
Since my first chronic illness diagnosis in 2001, my life, that is my chronic life, has been nothing short of a nightmare.
I know my body well. In fact I know better than any test or doctor. Not to sound conceited, but not one test or scan has ever shown the destruction that has been taking place in my abdomen since 2003. NOT ONE!! However, my theories have been validated in surgery and each surgery was proved necessary.
Before you suggest that my fears aren’t warranted, I need for you to understand something…… I do not have White Coat Syndrome, where patients experience a higher blood pressure reading when at the doctor’s office, it goes way beyond that. My fears and phobias stem from incompetent care. Not from just one doctor or surgeon, I am talking double digits!!!
In case that is not enough of an explanation, here is a list of some of the reasons I fear doctors, hospitals, and test results……