This morning my sister was insisting that she come with me for my Ultrasound appointment. I told her it wasn't necessary because I have had one and she could go help build a KaBOOM Playground at a school in the community. When I arrived at my appointment. I wished I had told her to come with me.
When I was told my doctor had called radiology and changed my Ultrasound to a CT Scan with dye, I was livid. I explained that in the past I get an allergic reaction to X-Ray dye. I was asked if my doctor prescribed pre-treatment medication. I said she never called me to tell me she changed the test so she wouldn't know that I could possibly have an allergic reaction.
The tech explained what he could do to try to prevent any reaction. He even called my doctor. While he was on the phone, my phone rang. It was our Neighborhood Services Sgt. wondering why I was not at the KaBOOM. I started crying and told him I should have told my sister to come with me because I might need her to help me get home. He told me to call him when I was finished and he would come get me. The tech had talked to the doctor and told me what he would do. The test was over in less than 10 minutes and I was a little woozy. I called Sarge and he told me he found my sister and dropped her off at the hospital but would come back and get us.
I do have a bad infection. I won't know how it will be treated until Friday. I called my health center to find out how to file a complaint about the doctor and was told who to email to get the information. The forms arrived, I completed them and emailed them back to the person. I am done with this doctor and I hope she is moved out of this health center.
This is the reason why each person has to learn to advocate for themselves. This woman put me at risk of having another medical issue because she failed to consult with me. She called me. I told her the first time someone screws with me, shame on me, the second time shame on them because now I have to bring you down. I told her I filed a complaint and that since she put me at risk of a health problem I didn't need I hope she is fired from that job and hung up. I also told the Radiology department to send the results to my own doctor.
The good thing is I am cooking and blending veggies to enhance the soups. I am also making my version of a shake that keeps my blood sugar up since I am not eating carbs. I take one bottle of Ensure, three scoops of real ice cream, real Root Beer Soda and milk and make a milkshake. My blood sugar is very good because of this. I have not had a high or low.
Next Discussion: Hi »