Wednesday, June 13, 2007

falling apart

I am falling apart which is why I have not been blogging. I finally went to the hack doctor drug seeking yesterday and it went as I had expected. I told him I have been very dizzy for the last couple of weeks and he asked if I had seen a neurologist. NEUROLOGIST?!?!? Are you fucking kidding me? Why don't we skip right to the spinal tap and call it good? I told him I had an ear ache which I believed to be at the root of the prob. He looked into my ear (and by the way, he/his office are so dirty I don't want him coming near me) and agreed I have an ear infection and he would prescribe the same drugs he gave me at Christmas. I reminded him he almost killed me at Christmas as I am allergic to penicillin and how 'bout we try a good 'ol Z pack? Then I showed him my rash and said I think I am having an allergic reaction.....looks like you are having an allergic reaction he says (is there an echo in here?) and I suggested some prescription strength cortisone which he gave me. Finally, I showed him my "stink toe" and said I have a bacterial infection in my toe and I just wanted to make sure it was OK.....oh, well, we will have to get an X-ray of that toe he says. X-ray? It is a bacterial infection in the NAIL BED. We need to make sure it isn't in the bone, he, no. No X-ray, no trumped up bill. He referred me to a podiatrist (who I have no intention of seeing) and sent me on my way. Just wanted to let the Posse know why I haven't been blogging as I have been sitting on my sofa with the mad spins, nursing arm herpes and watching my stink toenail grow. I have been through medical school self-diagnosing the last couple of weeks which is exhausting. Hopefully I am on the mend and will be back with more exciting news. Muah! Kat


SC said...

I know you don't like the doctor and you think you know better than someone who spent half their life in medical school, but I'd recommend doing what he says. If you've got the spins and are as dizzy as you're saying, something might be wrong in your cranium. What's the harm in getting a cat scan to be sure? It beats you sitting around imagining the worst case scenario.

LA Woman said...

I am going to go out on a limb when I posit that this doc went to medical school in Mexico. I do know better. I guess before I allow someone to go spelunking in my brain I would prefer we eliminate the more likely (and less painful, invasive and costly options) like treating me for an ear infection or vertigo. My .02.

Duke said...


I know it's a pain in the ass, but you need to find a doctor you trust.

You seriously need to take better care of yourself. You've got a possible infection in your ear as well as your toe...don't let them meet in the middle.