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I managed to register with a doctor this morning, and was given an instant appointment for this afternoon at which I was very surprised, because it took at least two weeks to see my old doctor.
I moved into town just over three months ago to try and change things because my depression was so bad, and considering that I am diagnosed as having fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, gall stones, tinnitus, depression and anxiety it took a lot of courage to do. It has taken me this long to go and register with the doctor, and is mostly because I had such terrible hip pains yesterday that I was in tears with it all.
So anyway, I made it through the rain to the bus to get to my appointment, and actually felt quite positive about going, as I was diagnosed last December and have received absolutely no help or support with anything, and wanted to talk to the doctor about possible treatments. After introducing myself to the doctor, you know what the very first thing he said to me was? "I don't believe in fibromyalgia."
I couldn't believe it! Does he think I diagnosed myself? Does he think I enjoy going to the doctors? I really don't know. The receptionist was more helpful than him! It just leaves me speechless, because even just on a human level, I'm going there for some help, and even if he doesn't "believe in fibromyalgia" he should still be trying to help me!
thank you for listening and I hope you all enjoy your day
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