Chronic pain is misunderstood by our family, friends, doctors, and even ourselves. If not careful those misunderstandings could lead to more pain.
Tears poured down my face as he outlined a diet plan and told me to return if the pain became worse. When he asked if there was anything else, I said yes, find what is wrong with me.
In last week’s blog post Why I fear hospitals, doctors, and test results I shared some of the ways that the medical profession has failed me and in some cases almost cost me my life. Who knew when I scheduled that post that I would once again be mistreated and misdiagnosed just a few days later.
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.
What happens when your doctor does not believe in your chronic illness diagnosis? Find out how they waste your time and money by running duplicate and unnecessary tests. Plus how they put your health at risk by dismissing you.
Have healthcare professionals dismissed a new pain/symptom or blamed it on your chronic illness, depression, or weight? This is not healthcare! It is a death sentence!!!