I would like to thank you all for your kind messages

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queenfan
queenfan Member Posts: 563
edited 25. Jan 2011, 11:34 in Living with Arthritis archive
I am sorry for not writing sooner to thank you all for your kind and thoughtful messages,
I am trying to get my head around things at the moment, which I am sure many of us are on here,
Also trying to think of what to say about my Rheumy appointment when I finally pick up the courage to see my doctor,The rheumy kept picking up things he said I hadn't told him (1) about my Kidney, which I had, he apologized :roll: (2) then said I hadn't wrote my Tramadol down, which I had he apologized again :roll:
then to top it off discharged me said he couldn't help me because I had OA all through body, he deals with RA, then at the end of my appointment told me not to worry the pain wont kill me, but my kidney could :shock: all this didn't affect me at the time I was just glad to get the appointment over with it was a couple of days later it hit me. Any way enough of me ranting on,
once again Thank you all so much, take care Sue xx

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  • dorcas
    dorcas Member Posts: 3,516
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Sue,

    That was a very insensitive and unkind way of speaking to you. :shock: No wonder you've needed time to consider the implications of what he said, and only now working out what to tell your GP.

    You might find that your GP already has a report from the rheummy. so hopefully s/he is in a better position to talk through the options with you.... and in a much more supportive way than the rheummy. :wink:

    Let us know how you get on Sue.... I so wish it had been better news for you.

    Iris xxxx
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Sue
    This sound so much like my rheumy appointment, I got my list ready has everyone on here told me to, I didnt sleep the night before, only to be told after 8 mins that I had OA and he didnt know why I had been sent to see him.
    So you are not on your own, I do hope you get some answers very soon,
    Love
    Barbara x
    Love
    Barbara
  • fayrose
    fayrose Member Posts: 241
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    What appalling treatment you've had Sue. These doctors know very well how we struggle with pain and disability and how ruddy awful we can feel, so that sort of reaction is dreadful.

    I'm in the same boat at the moment having recently been diagnosed with OA in spine and hip as well as the RA I've had for years.

    I assume you'll go back to your GP for guidance about the OA. Please try to let us know how you get on. I know sometimes when you're feeling down after an appointment the last thing you want to do is try and put it into words here.

    Hugs from me and the animals would snuggle up if they could. xx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Insensitive clod. A career change to pathology might be a better option for him - no live patients to deal with then. While it is true that rheumatologists cannot help with with OA (they don't do much for the other As either, to my mind, but that isn't necessarily their fault) there are ways of telling people things they might not want to hear: a spell in finishing school should really be mandatory for all 'specialists' - they become so used to their little ivory towers and everyone kow-towing they forget the impact their throw-away pronouncements can have. Ignore him, queenfan, he is a twerp, a berk, an idiot of the first order: thank your lucky stars that he cannot help you, if he cannot even read his notes properly just think what un-necessary malarkey he could put you thro. Pillock. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • fayrose
    fayrose Member Posts: 241
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    Never let it be said that you mince words DD :grin:
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
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    DD.... You said it all for me hun......

    Especially the pillock bit! Lol

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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I can mince, when necessary. Oo-er. DD

    I stand by every word.
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • queenfan
    queenfan Member Posts: 563
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thank you Iris, Barbara, Fay, DD & Tony For your replies, I don't think he's got any people skills what so every, B****Y HELL DD I could do with you when I see my doctor, mind you I must admit She's done quite a lot for me,but I suppose if I do say anything they tend to stick together don't they,that's why I don't know whether to say anything,
    Sue xx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    I have yet to meet 'sticky' doctors, and that's probably because I do speak up. Your GP has been helpful, so that is the thing that you have to remember. My memory is not that good at the moment, queenfan, I guess your GP referred you to the rheumatologist, but I do wonder why - was the thinking that you might have RA in addition to the OA? DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • ironic
    ironic Member Posts: 2,361
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Sue,

    So sorry I missed your post. I told my GP about a problem with my first Rheumy, I was just so upset that it all tumbled out. So I can say that they do not always stick together!! The practice now knows the problems so that is not a bad thing.

    I do hope you manage to get an appointment soon with your doctor.

    Gentle hugs,
    Lv, Ix
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,506
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Sue

    I am so very very sorry you had such a shift appt with that rheumatologist :sad: I do hope that you do return to see the GP about it and get a good response.

    It is wrong to talk to people that way when they are in pain and at their most vulnerable. I hope you can be helped by your GP once he/she has the letter from that not very nice person :evil

    This is so not the first time I have heard this response from people on here and it makes me mad to hear it again :sad:

    Sue I wish you all the best and when you have decided what to do let us know and we will be behind you all the way.

    Love

    toni xx
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Sue,

    he had the sensitivity of a squashed gnat! Its so wrong but you know you mustn't let it get to you. he is one idiot and not the one that matters!

    Getting your head round stuff is so hard flower and I Wish i knew a magic thing to say. All I can do is promise i am here for you and leave you a ((((( ))))) love Cris xxx