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Hello every one my name is Veon now when i was younger i did'nt have too many problems with sickle cell as far as pain crisis went, But it seem like after i turned twenty things have been not so good. shortly after i turned twenty i got pneumonia and what made it worse i was in a pain crisis at the same time. Well last year alone i went to the hospital over 40 times. Well this year is better but at the begining of this year i went to the hospital and my doctor came in and said that your blood looks good so i dont know why your here, i responded cause im in pain in a respectfull tone. So she said to me i bet you cant wait to get diloted then she left the room. So the nurse came in the room and gave me the pain meds. Well the next day the doctor comes back and she says to me i think your addickted to the pain meds then i went off on her but i kept it respectfull i told her that i have all the pain meds that im receving from the hospital at my house i even have some meds that are stronger. But im not the tpye to take pain meds cause of the way they make me feel i get all loopy like. I have to be crying before i take anything. SO IF THERE'S ANY ONE WHO'S GONE THROUGH MY SITUATION THE FEEDBACK WOULD BE NICE GOD BLESS AND YOU HAVE A WONDERFULL
Hey Veon, as a joke keep a copy of Time magazine issue March 1, 2011 "Understanding Pain" with you when you go to the doctor/hospital.
If anyone questions your pain or your need for meds, whip out the magazine and let them "borrow" it. They'll get the message.
I go through that all the time. Every time I go to the ER or the hospital I have to have my dad come and check on me. I know that’s weird but the Dr refuse to treat me sometimes and think I’m addicted, as well as they think I’m a druggy looking for a fix. I hate taking meds like the next person because I can’t think straight, I feel nauseas and I fall asleep at random. My BF thinks it’s funny to see me on pain killers because I get so loopy. I even heard one of my nurses one time tell the Dr She didn’t want to give me meds because she thought I was a druggy. That pisses me off so bad. They have no idea what its like to look healthy and feel like crap.
This week the same things have happened to me. I have never ever had a doctor act suspicious of me before. I went to the hospital for the second time that dau because the first time I was released prematuraly by a doctor that didn't know what he was doing. The second time around the doctor was going to discharge me but i felt that my body wasn't ready to be discharged. I felt that there was a very high potential that the pain was going to come back. I told the doctor that I would feel better if i stayed under observation that night because i didnt feel like i was stable enough. Needless to say the doctor was fighting against me on that. I have never had a doctor oppose to a decision like that before. She would look at me and say " Unless there is something you are not telling?" She told me that if I stayed in observation the admitting doctor would probably not give me any pain meds. What!!! Even if I had pain?!
The next day the admitting doctor stopped giving me pain meds through IV and tried giving me methadone: a pain med used when normal pain medications dont work and is most commonly used in patients that are withdrawing from drugs. So aside from the fact that I am mid crisis and oral pain meds don't even do the slightest thing to me hes treating me as though i am withdrawing from pain meds!
I signed the papers to be released from that hospital and took an hour trip to another hospital.
YESSSSSSSSSSSSS. OMG. Beleve it or not i was born with sickle cell but wasn't diagnosed until the age of 27 when i was pregnant with my first child. so for most of my life i was told i just wanted drugs, there was nothing really wrong with me, and also the infamous question "did you fall and hit something?" like i wouldn't remember falling.... when i was younger i would have crisis all the time but no one knew what was wrong with me.. my mother thought it was authuritis...one day she took me to the doctor and after he examined me he asked my mom to step out in the hall..he told her nothing was wrong with me and i just wanted some attention...my mom was furious because she knew that wasn't true we left and never went back.
i have experienced nasty doctors several times i was even told to get a note from my ss doctor or i wouldnt be treated without it... its really frustrating when you are in pain and no one believes you
A nurse once asked me to visit my hematologist often instead of the ER. I had a bad ulcer due to taking meds i guess. One day she chooses to give me morphin straight through the vein at a great speed like as if she was flushing the vein the next thing everything is blurry, i was seeing light, i couldnt speak i became mute. They decide to call my doctor, i can see her from far like she was in clouds. I have never been this scared in my life. All i could hear was the nurse screaming "speak", stop acting. Some nurses can be mean, i treat them well with respect because i work with patients too and i know the feeling, but that was worse day of my life.
omg... this happened to me once before... the nurses weren't mean or anything but no one could understand what happened. I was scared and so were they, they called in so many doctors. It was so creepy. It was like they were all in slow motion and apparently I was speaking like I was in slow motion. That's something I would not like to experience ever again.
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