Doctors…try to see an OVERALL person!

i would imagine that since you cover the basic skeleton in A-level Biology, that it is a very fundamental and early part of Medicine Course.

Why then do doctors – GPs, then take step One:

farm you out to specialists of particular organ groups for years as the conditions develop…

in my case:

  1. lungs – specialist
  2. neck/shoulder – initally physio, then xray…never an orthapod!
  3. pain management
  4. heart – surgery
  5. more pain management- still no orthopod.or OT!
  6. admission for headaches – scans…
  7. clinical psychology – when i realise the limitations of my life standard!
  8. neurology /neurosugery – when scans show problems in brain

i seem to have had a series of referrals, and then i realise that step TWO, of this logical process, should be to look at the overall me. The possibility that one condition could be related to another, exacerbated by another, helped by linking it to another and investigating fully?

i take 17 tablets on a GOOD day when my back is not too bad…

when it is , i can add in 10 others.

when migraine can add in 19 more.

so i can have up to 46 daily pills.

am not even going to add in the obvious asthma flare up steroids etc…then become silly numbers …8 steroids plus 3 antibiotics…YOU do the maths!

i can have procedures done – and DO – to burn the nerve endings in my lumbar back, which was left as a constant pain following a van driving into me from behind 2 yrs ago. Its an excruciating procedure – but lets me manage without those 6 extra pills for months – up to a projected year.

As i write this am in a really bad period for my back.

i am a musician by art. I don’t work – as my health caused me to retire. I must point out the irony…i am not in receipt of any disability benefits! But when i do get involved in any music, like the pantomime i enjoy annually, i suffer unbelievably for my few hours a day at a keyboard. Is this an acceptable LIFE???

Are there any walking aids, sitting aids, pillows, THINK!!!

WHY is doctor not revisiting back? is it connected to neck? to migraine?

surely this Chiari Malformation could cause at LEAST these 3 symptoms? – when are there no more drugs to add in? when are there DOTS TO JOIN?

i am NOT medically qualified, but i am intelligent.

i can join the bloody dots.

i need someone to MEDICALLY catch up!

think outside your own little area of specialism…I AM A PERSON….I DESERVE A LIFE…


God damn it….LOOK at the whole me!




One comment

  1. Reblogged this on at least i have a brain and commented:

    as you get a symptom you tend to get a new treatment but once an UMBRELLA condition can CAUSE a lot of those symptoms, who then takes a PAIN MEDICATION expert view…and without throwing you into the DTs, will adjust the drugs you take…
    to me Chronic illness need MEDICATION overviews…periodically… before we decay.

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