MightyMouse Posted August 29, 2006 Report Share Posted August 29, 2006 Hi everyone, I'm having a rough day and just need to vent for a minute...I spent the past 4 days trying to get through my doctor's secretary/assistant (aka bulldog); I saw my gp 2 weeks ago for a double ear infection, sinus infection and bronchitis. Because of severe medication allergies, I'm limited on meds I'm allowed to take, but we had to go for steroids + an antibioitic I'm allergic to (zithromax) for 3 days, along with benedryl to try to knock it out.Well, I called first thing on Friday last week to say the infection was reasserting itself in at least on ear. No one called back. I called this morning to follow up and the assistant tells me to call an ENT. He can't see me until 3 weeks from now and I have an infection NOW. I call back. The assistant gives me another referral--to a doc who GAVE UP on me 4 years ago because of my medication allergies. At this point, the assistant sounded annoyed with me and said "I'll have to call you back"... yeah. that was 2pm. No one's calling me back tonight, and now my ear feels like I have a spike in my head. Heck, it's not like I'm there all the time! The last time I saw her before this infection was in March... and before that, in Dec for a partial lung collapse.So, I called my allergist, who has always been my saviour--but this time he was furious with my gp and told me I need to tell her that she needs to be held accountable. She started my treatment 2 weeks ago, and now I need follow up.I'm so frustrated. Meanwhile, my other ear is hurting now too--and to make matters worse, I started bawling because I'm so overtired and sick and feel too tired yell and scream about how inappropriate it is to just dump me in the middle of an obvious problem.Okay. Tomorrow I need to find a new doctor. Please send me whatever karma thoughts that will send a good, caring doctor my way who will stick with me through thick and thin and not just dump me when I get sick. I'm trying to get over my pity party and my worrying b/c in the past infections have gotten away from me and I've ended up with a pneumonia, in the hospital. Ugh.tomorrow's a new day, thank goodness!! Thanks for letting me vent Nina Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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