Wednesday, May 28, 2008

What a waste of a $100.00 copay

So the doctor called and they can't see anything abnormal in my ultrasound. He honestly didn't know what to tell me. I actually find this much more frustrating that finding out that they found something wrong with me. Because if they found something then they could fix it or treat it. When they can't find anything it means that I have to wait for other attack to hit me out of the blue and try to get to an emergency room and hope they can figure out what is wrong then. I have waited 3 hours to see a doctor in the emergency room before only to be sent home with basically no treatment. They are a waste of time.

I think I have a pretty high tolerance to pain and I only go to the doctor if I am dying or out of birth control pills. So if I go to a doctor and tell them that I have had 3 attacks of unbearable pain and nausea I expect them to help me. I am so sick of doctors. They can't tell me what caused my water to break at 32 weeks. They couldn't tell me why I peed blood twice during my pregnancy with no other symptoms. They couldn't stop my contractions when I was in early labor and instead the drugs they gave me landed me in the ICU. They can't tell me why my vision is worse each year at my eye exams.

I know I should be thankful that they found nothing serious. That I have no serious health issues. I'm sorry to vent I am just so frustrated and upset that when I know things are wrong they can't figure out why. This is why I don't go to the emergency room when I am desperately sick. Why waste the time and money when you can be sick in your own bed for free? I just want to scream but I guess I'll settle for crying since Bear is napping.


Marmarbug said...

Oh yes. I know the feeling. You don't want to be sick but you want a reason. ANY REASON to know your not crazy.
I have decided that most doctors suck.
I have only had one I liked (my OB) and he moved away. :(
I hope they can find out what the heck is going on.

Haley said...

I'm sorry that things aren't going so well.

Did they rule out your gall bladder? My husband was having horrible abdominal pain and nausea and it turned out to be his gall bladder.

Anyway, hope things improve really soon! :-)

Amanda said...

How frustrating. I've had similar experiences over time, and even today. It's so ridiculous, but lately I've found I often come out better if I research my own symptoms and tell doctors what I want/need. It at least gives them a launching point and gets me fewer I dunnos.

Kristine said...

That sucks.

We went round and round with doctors when Clint had some dizzy spells. We still don't know what those were about.

AliBlahBlah said...

Hello, just blogwalked over from Trannyhead, and I agree it sounds like gallbladder troubler. Sometimes they can't see 'stones' on an ultrasound, but 'sludge' in your gallbladder can be just as painful, or there may be gallstones in the ducts causing problems. I have SO many friends who've had to have their gallbladders out recently. Nothing as painful as having to fork out $100 for nothing though!