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glitterteaz
Incompetent doctors could have permanently injured my mom!!!!! VENT
January 29, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Freaking INCREDIBLE!!!! My mother has been treated like a drug seeking junkie and told all she had was a lower lumbar strain since APRIL! Well geniuses it wasn't " lower lumbar strain" it WAS a fractured lower spine. Your lack of follow up and professionalism it is possible all this time that she has had a spinal infection so when she fell again it cause an extremely odd and compounded the fracture. Thanks to constant notes saying it was no more than sprain her work thinks she is playing around and missing days. You should be sued! All this time she has had shattered bones floating around in her spine one wrong move she would have been paralyzed. We took her into a specialist recommended after the 1 visit from her new primary recommended a MRI to get to the bottom of it. The new doc office got Tricare to approve things quickly. She went to her first visit to the spine specialist and they sent her straight to the surgical hospital on complete bed rest NO getting up or moving.  She felt bad enough without being made to feel like a drug seeking junkie. If the same complaints come in time after time use that degree for something other than hold on your hat and DO YOUR JOB look into other causes your useless jerks!

If the jerk hadn't have retired I would be filing serious complaints! Sorry folks had to vent!

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  • norahsmommy
    January 29, 2013 at 10:04 PM
    I would visit the office of every doc she saw and tell them this. That's just unacceptable. My grandmother fell and broke her leg several years ago. The hospital left her in a temporary cast without checking it for 2 days. Her leg had swollen and the cast had rubbed all her skin off under it. She looked like a burn victim. It was also infected. She had much longer recovery time was in horrible pain that they didn't check on while in the temp cast and terrible pain while her skin healed. She has massive scarring. My mom took pics and showed the hospital administrators. Grandma never got one bill and she was in the hospital for over a month.
  • gammie
    by gammie
    January 29, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    You can still sue, it does not matter that he retired. Hope your mom will be well soon.

  • PinkButterfly66
    January 29, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    She should have gone to a specialist long before now and insisted for an MRI.  She needs to be more assertive in seeking health care.  If she isn't happy with what one doctor is telling her, get another opinion.  Keep getting opinions until you get to the bottom of the issue.  

    As for lawsuit, yes.. find a lawyer.  The very first doctor should have ordered an MRI when the "muscle strain" didn't get better.

  • fnpdocgrrl
    January 29, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    I am glad to hear your mom's problem was caught!  I don't blame you for being pissed off one bit!

    Women's pain issues are generally taken less seriously than men's.  This is a sad fact present throughout the medical establishment.  Women are still seen as more *hysterical* when it comes to medical problems.

    I have had chronic lower back pain/stiffness for nearly 10 years.  Sometimes I have back spasms that literally paralyze me on the floor for hours at a time.  The best I've gotten out of it is an Xray...which showed mild DJD and that's all.  I still have no idea to this day where the initial injury could have come from. 

  • glitterteaz
    January 29, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    since it is Tricare she thinks she just doesn't have a choice

    Quoting PinkButterfly66:

    She should have gone to a specialist long before now and insisted for an MRI.  She needs to be more assertive in seeking health care.  If she isn't happy with what one doctor is telling her, get another opinion.  Keep getting opinions until you get to the bottom of the issue.  

    As for lawsuit, yes.. find a lawyer.  The very first doctor should have ordered an MRI when the "muscle strain" didn't get better.


  • glitterteaz
    January 29, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    all the pain has her so depressed it is just terrible. 

    Quoting fnpdocgrrl:

    I am glad to hear your mom's problem was caught!  I don't blame you for being pissed off one bit!

    Women's pain issues are generally taken less seriously than men's.  This is a sad fact present throughout the medical establishment.  Women are still seen as more *hysterical* when it comes to medical problems.

    I have had chronic lower back pain/stiffness for nearly 10 years.  Sometimes I have back spasms that literally paralyze me on the floor for hours at a time.  The best I've gotten out of it is an Xray...which showed mild DJD and that's all.  I still have no idea to this day where the initial injury could have come from. 


  • Whaaaaaa....O.o
    January 29, 2013 at 10:50 PM
    Quoting fnpdocgrrl:

    I am glad to hear your mom's problem was caught!  I don't blame you for being pissed off one bit!

    Women's pain issues are generally taken less seriously than men's.  This is a sad fact present throughout the medical establishment.  Women are still seen as more *hysterical* when it comes to medical problems.

    I have had chronic lower back pain/stiffness for nearly 10 years.  Sometimes I have back spasms that literally paralyze me on the floor for hours at a time.  The best I've gotten out of it is an Xray...which showed mild DJD and that's all.  I still have no idea to this day where the initial injury could have come from. 




    I have the same thing. My spasms have actually landed me in the er a couple times because the pain was so severe I started throwing up. And couldn't stop meh drug me to the hospital where they ran test and loaded me up with iv muscle relaxers and pain meds. My X-ray show a curve to my spine. Which has always been there. But I think the root cause is the epidurals I had with both my kids. Had c-sections so I had to have them. It is generally in the same area as there they put my spinal in. And started after having my first child. Got worse after the second. Regular trips to the chiropractor wards off the serious attacks. And taking magnesium and potassium daily also helps.
  • Whaaaaaa....O.o
    January 29, 2013 at 10:51 PM
    I am very sorry glitter. :( I would definitely find a lawyer and see what he or she has to say. The should at least compensate her for medical bills and time lost at work. If not more!!!
  • MeAndTommyLee
    January 29, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    This is stubborn denial by doctors who are too concerned with weeding out the high fliers who want pain killers.  I'd be pissed, too.  This type of injury you describe is excruciatingly painful and debilitating.  Now that she is in competent hands, they will assess the damage and repair if necessary and give her her long-term diagnosis.  She will most definitely need pain medication, and likely rehab therapy in the near future.  I hope with better care your mother heals and they find her comfort zone instead of merely ignoring her.

  • glitterteaz
    January 29, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    thank you i just hope she has a job to go back too. she called asked them to mail her a leave of absence form and gave them three ER forms where it kept saying she could go back to work in a few days told them she was going to this doc and that. They sent her a write up and a leave of absence form. So even her work is thinking she is just being lazy and doesn't want to come in. It has really done a lot to her head being treated like it is all in her head and top it with agonizing CONSTANT pain and spasms she is an emotional wreck from this.

    Quoting Whaaaaaa....O.o:

    I am very sorry glitter. :( I would definitely find a lawyer and see what he or she has to say. The should at least compensate her for medical bills and time lost at work. If not more!!!


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