Tuesday, October 5, 2010

-The Most Frustrating-

I would have to say that the most frustrating part of having any type of chronic illness is the lack of communication amongst my doctors- or as they call it 'Physician Coordination of Care'.  It is a simple, money and time saving idea-
  • You have your General Care or 'Main Doctor'
  • He (or she) sends you to one or two specialist, and then reviews what their results are.
  • Reviews all of your symptoms, medications, and tests results, and then can tell you what you have, and how to treat and hopefully cure it (if you are lucky).

But unfortunately that is just a pipe dream... and this is why:  MONEY.  It cost money not only to have all of these tests done, but one most have the schooling to know what effect a medicine is having on your body, and what all these symptoms combined could be.  That is why there are so many different specialist.
Not only does it cost money for all of these specialist, tests, the medications, the cures, but one must count in the time.
Who could possible want to do all of that?

Unfortunately, it is those of us with chronic illnesses, debilitating pain and diseases... and some times our family and loved ones.
It makes me wonder what ever happened to the Hippocratic Oath.  Do no harm...  did they just mean physical harm? Just to their patient?  
I know I am ranting, but with over 10 specialist (and some) under my belt now, some still on the pay roll, and a pharmacy running through my veins- and still no defining answer, because my doctors won't talk to one another- can't take the time to send a fax, I think I am entitled to rant once and a while.

And at the end of the day, I buck up, and wait for my next appointment.  I can always hope.

1 comment:

  1. I hear ya girl! This is not a fun way to live. RSD sucks and I hate it! And for us who have rsd its so not fair to have to go though all we do... The doctors all say don't get stressed because stress can cause a flare up. But they are the ones who make us stress the most.

    I am sending very gentle hugs!

    Wyndi Wynndell Radcliffe