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  •  I wouldn't even touch it before the stroke. (1+ / 0-)
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    I knew it had risks so I chose the diaphragm.  The clinic's nurse gave me an approving nod.

    What's terrible is a doc at a college clinic put me on something called Amen.  When I mentioned it to my shrink she said, "Get off it.  Now."  She said that WAS the pill.  She also told me I'd need to see a gynecologist for a D&C.  That was why I saw this shithead to begin with.  I never did find anyone to give me the D&C.  I just bled nonstop for a year and a half and it went away.

    I never wanted kids.  Never.  Yet whenever I asked to have my tubes tied I was sometimes spoken to like I was a child too stupid to know what she really wants.  Other times the doctor turned openly hostile.  

    This is one of the reasons I don't automatically trust doctors.  I always wonder if they've got ulterior motives.  

    Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.--Sam Rayburn

    by Ice Blue on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 12:16:18 PM PST

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    •  So sorry you've had a bad experience (2+ / 0-)
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      with doctors, especially an ob-gyn.  I understand your reluctance to trust them given your experiences.  They are not perfect.  I remember the first few weeks my daughter was on the ICU and she lost a patient.  Or when she tried to comfort the wife of a young man dying from kidney disease.  Please know that your experience wasn't the norm, and there are caring, loving men and women dedicated to the profession.

      Know what you believe, why you believe it, who believes with you, and how it matters. Stand for what you believe, believe what you stand for.

      by VeloVixen on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 12:30:12 PM PST

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      •  I know. In fact, I've got a couple of them (1+ / 0-)
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        to look out for me now.  And I've had my pilot's license since I was 17. Flight surgeons always spoke to me like I was a grownup.

        My worst experience came when I applied for disability.  I already needed antidepressants when I had the stroke.  Add an organic problem and it became impossible to keep my moods steady.  Because it occurred when I was 21 and a full time student I should have qualified for SSDI from my father.  When I asked our GP to send in a report he just copped his condescending tone and told me what I REALLY wanted to do was to find a nice guy, settle down and start having KIDS.  THEN my psych troubles would go away.  I told him I'd rather put a bullet in my head.  Anyway, he threw his half of the application in the trash and never told me what he did.  That's why I'm on SSI rather than SSDI.  Oh, and he also wrote "hypochondriac" in my records.  That followed me for years until my neurologist cleared it up.  

        Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.--Sam Rayburn

        by Ice Blue on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 02:41:53 PM PST

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