I have had arthritis for years, but didn't know what type and my current Dr has no idea either! Tonight I was looking thru some xrays that I had taken 8 years ago and found some paperwork in with them that I had never noticed before, and found that not only do I have osteoarthritis, but I have it in my spine (I did NOT know that) I also have scoliosis (I did not know THAT either) all I was told at the time was that I had a curve in my spine and I had no idea that was what scoliosis is!?
If I had been told back then that I have OA, I wouldn't have my current Dr pushing me to see an expensive specialist to find out which type I have, and if I had been told I have scoliosis and the problems it causes, I would have already known why my neck is constant pain and why I get constant headaches!
Why do Doctors treat people like idiots who are incapable of understanding what's wrong with their own body!?
When I had surgery to remove part of my bowel and was given a stoma, the Stoma Nurse treated me like I was just a dumb male who was incapable of understanding what I had to do to take care of it while I healed, let alone actually doing it, and arranged for district nurses to come to my home several times a week!
Those nurses had never seen a stoma and had no idea what to do, so I sent them away and took care of it myself!
I've now had it for almost 18 months and it's just one more annoying part of everyday life!
I manage my physician's and ask all questions regardless of how time consuming. I am paying the bill along with my Insurance Co.
Retaining those records I review b/4 and after each appointment.
WE are the controllers of our bodies, be informed ~