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  •  Thank You (5+ / 0-)

    I appreciate you taking time to read and to sound out with your own thoughts. =)

    You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. -Morpheus/The Matrix

    by Kaos on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 12:03:48 AM PST

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    •  I'm lucky to have a good primary are doc (5+ / 0-)

      However, like you I am disabled and have seen a number od specialists over the years.  Some have been good, others mediocre and some were bullies who wouldn't listen to anything I had to say because they were so certain of their superior judgment that my input about my symptoms and health history was deemed by them to be superfluous (and I'm being generous to them with that categorization of their attitude).  They especially didn't like it when I pointed out that their diagnosis didn't account for all my symptoms.  Some doctors are, like many other people, assholes.  

      "If you tell the truth, you'll eventually be found out." Mark Twain

      by Steven D on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 06:17:40 AM PST

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      •  Your experiences (5+ / 0-)

        sound eerily like my own, regarding doctors and their educationally driven superiority complex.

        In my last hospitalization, I had a foreign born doctor with his inherent attitude of female inferiority and an attitude towards me simply because he pre judged me and my knowledge of my condition. He argued with me and lost his professional cool, as did I and we ended up with mutual apologies and I believe I opened his eyes to the fact that simply because he is a doctor, instant respect and blind allegiance are not his automatically. Not when my life is the ante being put up for gambling purposes.

        You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. -Morpheus/The Matrix

        by Kaos on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 07:21:53 AM PST

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