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.
My diagnosis of fibromyalgia has been problematic. During one visit I mentioned my diagnosis of fibromyalgia and he said, and I quote “That’s not a real disease.”
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!!!