Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Today will be better

Yesterday was a bad day for me. It didn't start out bad. And I guess it wasn't the worse day. But it was bad.

First I went to the doctor to find out why my shoulder hurts. When I went in the first time with my family practice doctor she told me that it was a torn rotator cuff. 

Well I went in yesterday to the specialist. I didn't see the doctor until an hour after my scheduled appointment. So we were already off to a bad start. Then he walks in.

Then he starts asking questions. This is how the conversation went:

Doctor: "Does this hurt" As he jabs his fingers in my shoulder blade
Me: "kinda" Cuz your jabbing your finger in my shoulder blade.
Doctor: "hmm..." Moves lower down my shoulder blade "How about that?"
Me: "No. That doesn't hurt" 
Doctor: "Well I think that it's just your shoulder blade rubbing against your ribs."
Me: "It's not my shoulder blade that hurts. Its my muscle right here." As I point to the top of my shoulder. That's not near my shoulder blade.
Doctor: He looks at me for a second then reaches over and grabs the ENTIRE muscle that HURTS "does that hurt?"
Me: I flinch "Yup that is the spot that is hurting me"
Doctor: Looks at me for a second. "Well there isn't anything we can do for you. Your just going to have to deal with it for the rest of your life."
Me: My eyes get wide and I'm trying not to start crying.
Doctor: Looks at me again then says "I'll prescribe you something stronger than ibuprofen and you can go to three physical therapy appointments."

As I left there I felt that I wasn't taken seriously. That he didn't listen to anything I had to say. Obviously he's a doctor and he's the specialist but we weren't even on the same page. I don't even think he knew where it was hurting me even though I pointed it out. 

I went and picked up Madeline where I spoke with my mom and told her what he said. And then I called Zack and told him. Both said I should get a second opinion. So I am going to do what he prescribed and when it doesn't get better, I'll be going back to find another doctor and letting him know I have done EVERYTHING all the doctors have asked me to do and it's still not getting better. 

But I decided that I'm not going to let that affect me. Today will be a better day! I'm the one who chooses how I want to take things. I should focus on the positive instead of the negative. 

Here's to a good day today!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry about your shoulder! Some Dr's are dumb….. I hope you getting feeling better soon! I would definitely get a second opinion too!


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