Friday, May 17, 2013

Docs Who Wear Crocs

"Docs Who Wear Crocs"
postcard

Life is full of meanings. Yesterday we drove from Katy to Tomball for seven minutes with a doc who made me feel so special. He didn't remember me at all. That means I am especially easy to forget, I guess, since he gave me a different story to the same problem. He recommended surgery the first time. Yesterday he said no although . . . Well, never mind. I am upset with him because he dismissed my unease that stems from not being able to write or draw or read for lengths of time. I wonder how he'd feel if he couldn't perform as a physician because of palsy? Or spasms.

I think they see too many people with the same old stories, too many times. They forget the same old stories are new stories to us. Hit fifty and they lump you in the "It's Old Age" category. Never mind. I will keep doing what I can until I can't. My little mama told me this night before last after I told her how I was determined to do a little now that I cannot do a lot: Old "I Can't" died, and "I Can" buried him. He-he-he. Another new postcard is on the way, fresh from my lap desk! 

Oh. The postcard? "Docs who wear Crocs?" Docs who wear Crocs are usually pretty cool.

And another thing. JC asked if the proposed injections are temporary. Doc lied and said, "Permanent." Liar! The body absorbs the steroids. Gotta go. I feel another Fat Chick whisper.


10 comments:

  1. Keep your spirits up! And keep fighting the good fight -- keep bugging the medical people till they pay attention.

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    1. Yes ma'am, I will. :) Thank you.

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  2. Oh my gosh I m sitting here rolling on the floor laughing ...a fat chick whisper .LOL. good news to report I have severe arthritis in my knee and we now have to wear a brace about 24-7 . I guess we will see how well that goes .I love it docs who wear crocs .

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    1. Yes, she whispers in my right ear. :) I listen too.

      I'm sorry about your knee. That has to seriously slow a body down, but thank goodness for the brace. It helps. I wore one after I damaged my right knee. Take good care of yourself.

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  3. I'm 53 and I also noticed a shift in how doctors view me. And even worse, the younger men at work. Either they are very very polite, or they completely ignore me - I am invisible to them. So it goes.

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    1. Ain't it a shame? They forget. And they are ignorant. Fifty is good, great, awesome, and preferable to the 20s. I wish I could fool them and live to be two hundred. It'd learn 'em not to be prejudiced but then again, they wouldn't be here to witness me kicking dust in their mouths. :)

      It's a shame how nature tends to make us fade physically. We go gray, yet if we use Mrs. Clairol, our faces and bodies give us away. BUT. And it's a big one: At fifty, we are wiser, have more money, and get to do the things we want to do. Our generation is showing the pips how good the 50s really are. :)

      Smile when you look at the ones who disrespect you. You know stuff they will never know. It's their loss if they no longer value those who paved their way.

      Do not go gently into that gray mist! Make 'em quake in your powerful wake! :D

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  4. I am sorry to hear your visit was not helpful! It is very upsetting and frustrating to be poo-pooed and slighted by those who's job it is to heal... My youngest son injured his wrist 10 years ago. We could not get resolution about what the problem was then, there was little concern for the limitations this might have for him in the future. Ten years later, the only investigation the doctor was will to make was an x-ray, he solution was an anti-inflammatory that is known to cause liver damage and a "let's see what it looks like after a month on the drug....please pay on the way out." Needless to say my son feels very upset and frustrated, he doesn't take pharma unless he is dying, and the doc doesn't seem to hear his concerns. It is almost useless to go to a doctor anymore, you can look up on the internet and fix it yourself and get better results!

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    1. Thank you, Elle. I put my eggs in one basket and forgot that I should not lean on the arm of flesh. I still have hope though.

      I hope you never leave off advocating for your son. Some doctors are simply indifferent in the face of difficult cases, which is a shame, because each time they turn their backs they lose an opportunity to learn. Recently, I watched the movie about Marie Curie again, and the discovery that helped change the world. I want to ask some doctors why they chose to be healers. I do think women are better at it for obvious reasons. No, I am not being sexist. :) A stern, scary German physician offered to do surgery for me over ten years ago. She offered to do it at no charge. I just had to pay the hospital costs.

      I pray that your son finds help soon. Most doctors ask for payment before they see you now. Having worked for physicians for most of my adult life, I understand, but I also know they should do pro bono cases. They need to learn how to listen, have compassion, and just plain try to understand. Then again, I know they hear the same old stories all day, every day, but that's the nature of medicine.

      "Be well" is something I want for everyone, so I say it like I mean it, because I do. :) I want it for your house and mine.

      Be well.

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  5. That is one of my Favorite drawings so far. And SO timely. Explain in a bit. Sending you something Monday.

    JURY DUTY. What a fine day to catch up on letters.

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    1. :) I worked out some of my frustration with that one Dodson. LOL! Glad you "read" it right.

      Jury Duty. :(

      Hope you feel better sooner. Be well.

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