Thursday, January 22, 2009

Patty Lou update...

Well, today was the day that Patty Lou had to go back to see the Dr. After being worried out of our minds, not sleeping much for a week, sitting in the waiting room filling out papers concerning every medical thing that has been wrong with her her entire life, all he wanted her to come in for was to, ahem,.....feel her up. Yep, he had her lay on the table, felt her breasts, said the breast tissue felt normal to him, and said to come back in 6months if something felt different, which it never did, otherwise, come back in a year for her normal check-up. I'd like to bitch slap them people. They shouldn't scare people half to death with this not telling what's going on thing. It takes to much life out of a person. Since Patty Lou's and my health care is provided by a free clinic, I think the only reason he had her come back was to get the easy money that comes from programs for the poor. It's easier for them to get that than going through insurance companies of the middle class. Less hassle. Now a days, if your not rich, when it comes to health care, it's better to be living in poverty, which even though we are both working, we still are below the cut-off line. Just another example of the rich got richer and the poor got poorer.
....So now we're breathing again, 'til the next scare.

Stephanie

3 comments:

Lori D said...

Whew. Glad to hear the news! A feel is much better than words of ill news.

Common Teri said...

Glad to hear she's OK. I totally hear you on it being better to be poor for health care.

Keri Renault said...

Sounds like good news even though it gave you a bout of high blood pressure. There's so much insensitivity and bureaucracy in today's health care system.

I was at its mercy and left on hold during my own health care crisis in November. I like the idea of a good, old fashioned bitch slap. It gave me a good chuckle. Too bad we can't actually administer a dose of THAT medicine to some insensitive MD's and nurses. Lord knows they could use it.

Wishing you both optimal health and happiness. Cheers.