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Author Topic: Took quality health care for granted...Now Im seeing the other side of the coin.  (Read 15406 times)

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Offline bocker3

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Quite frankly, I stayed away from this mess, but I must comment here.

If YOU had puss running out YOUR ears and didn't MAKE your doctor treat it -- I'd say that your problem goes quite beyond a bad doctor.  You are a partner with your health care providers and seems to me that you aren't pulling your weight and suddenly throwing up the victim card.  Though your posts do a "victim" quality to them.
If you had a number of "signs" that you weren't getting good care and continue to go there (you obviously have options, as you are finally SAYING, you are moving on) well that is more on you.

M
Atripla - Started 12/05
Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
Labs - Pre-Meds
Sep05 T=350/25% VL98,559
Nov05 288/18%  47,564
Current Labs
May2013 691/31% <20

Offline Denver Toad

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You are a partner with your health care providers and seems to me that you aren't pulling your weight

This...
If you don't advocate for your own health care, who will? If the symptoms were present, and left untreated, is it easier to blame others or take responsibility for your health?  The distinctiveness of your fellow patients awaiting treatment have nothing whatsoever to do with the quality of healthcare you receive. The quality of your health has everything with your own advocacy.

And while were on the subject of advocacy, what better opportunity then this to open your eyes to the plight of others. Society finds it convenient to pretend homelessness, and the attendant issues, aren't their problem. Here you've the problem staring you in the face. Compassion, empathy, and an appreciation of the challenges homeless people face daily serve all better then judgementalism.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly,
Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.

Offline phillypinko

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Quite frankly, I stayed away from this mess, but I must comment here.

If YOU had puss running out YOUR ears and didn't MAKE your doctor treat it -- I'd say that your problem goes quite beyond a bad doctor.  You are a partner with your health care providers and seems to me that you aren't pulling your weight and suddenly throwing up the victim card.  Though your posts do a "victim" quality to them.
If you had a number of "signs" that you weren't getting good care and continue to go there (you obviously have options, as you are finally SAYING, you are moving on) well that is more on you.

M
My doctor convinced me it was a hygiene issue by telling me to clean them with debrox. The doctor insisted it wasn't an infection. When I showed another doctor what was coming out of my ears the second doctor said it was puss and to find a new doctor.

Offline leatherman

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I'm sure it will, and that's probably why the city council is scheduling hearings, etc to design a long-term plan to deal with this situation
I thought I would follow up with some information about Columbia SC. The City Council passed a resolution,  to start to work on the situation downtown.
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


chart from 1992-2013; updated 2/09/13  Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

Offline SANJUANDUDE

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I never complain about the other people that may also be going to a clinic, but instead the level of care.  For example, about a month ago my ID doctor referred me to a dermatologist for "questionable" spots/moles.  I asked them to fax the request to the ASO that I was affiliated with, they did so.  My response was, "we don't pay for that, no funds."  I replied, and very nicely, "but this is a referral from my ID doctor."  It didn't matter.  Fortunately, I had the funds to pay for the visit.  In NY state and New Mexico, the state issues an insurance card, yes actual real insurance which cover 80%+ of the visit and then the ASO picks up the remainder.  In NM, it was a Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Mexico card, in NY it was another insurance company that I was able to utilize even here in Florida for a while.  Moral:  don't leave what you know you have, you never know what you might get.

I got Florida.
10/2011-CD-4-598-Undetectable
01/2012-CD-4-758-Undetectable
04/2012-CD$-780-70 Viral Load
08-2012-CD4-846--20 viral load
02/2013-CD$ 865----20 Undetectable Viral Load
08/2013- CD4-898----<20 undetectable viral load

Offline oksikoko

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Moral:  don't leave what you know you have, you never know what you might get.

Sometimes this is reason to leave. ;)
Code: [Select]
2014-11-14: CD4 Wars Episode II: Return of the Stribild (released in Europe as Stribild II: Werewolf Bitch)
2014-11-06:                ☣ VL (→) 12,627      ☣ CD4 (→) 639
2014-??-??: off treatment  ☣ VL (?)              ☣ CD4 (?)
2013-10-03:                ☣ VL (=) undetectable ☣ CD4 (+) 1105
2013-05-23:                ☣ VL (=) undetectable ☣ CD4 (-) 945
2013-02-25:                ☣ VL (-) undetectable ☣ CD4 (+) 1123
2012-12-16: Enter Stribild
2012-11-20: HIV+           ☣ VL (→) 132,683      ☣ CD4 (→) 920
2012-04-01: HIV-
Dates in this signature file conform to ISO 8601. ;-)

If no one complains, nothing will ever change.

 


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