Faith McCord’s recent experience is a sad commentary on a certain subset of doctors. I am sure other individuals with chronic illnesses have stories to tell, as well.
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My doctor – the one I trusted (past tense) – earlier today, informed me I was a fraudster.
I was shocked and so was my fiance.
I normally do upbeat posts because that is how I try to be in my everyday life. This post is a true account of what happened to me today. If you wish to skip it, of course I’ll understand.
I had to have a doctor’s note for the government department that deals with my disability benefit, and since the Nasty Party is in government, disabled people are put through the wringer – I have yet another assessment, just 8 months after the last. For nine years I am disabled with severe unrelenting pain. I am barely able to walk a few steps and then I’m unable to. Neuropathy and inflammatory pain just doesn’t disappear! (I wish!!). Anyway, this doctor’s note was…
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It’s crazy how one telling of a bad experience with a doctor brings such a strong response. It’s unconscionable behaviour from a group of professionals who deal with the most vulnerable people in society.
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I gasped when I first read her re-telling of the event. The chronically ill are exposed to the good, the bad, and the ugly in doctors. I, certainly, have more than one story to tell that fall into all three categories. The strong response is probably due to gut-wrenching empathy. You make a valid point: it is unconscionable behavior. Thank you.