When to Tell Your Doctor They’re Stupid

Because sometimes doctors DON’T know it all. I learned how to advocate and be more proactive recently when I wasn’t getting the care I needed. Maybe TMI, but hey, #normalizeperiods right? Take a lesson from me, and also look at the pretty river! The ice is melting and spring is coming!!! #rednosedontcare #nomakeupsowhat

9 thoughts on “When to Tell Your Doctor They’re Stupid

  1. Amen sister! Took visits to five or this, FIVE, before I could find one who could help with my mess of a knee. Had to operate, but SO glad I went that route. My hubby calls me concrete head but you have to be when it comes to the only body you’re ever going to have!

    • Exactly, Kimberly!! We have to be relentless in demanding quality care! I think sometimes these folks have so much experience and if the problem isn’t something they’ve seen before, they dismiss it because it’s not in the realm of their experience.
      Way to be insistent about your knee, I hope it’s all healed now. <3

  2. Kudos to you for being brave enough to share this! I think like any profession, there are some doctors who are better than others. It sounds like you finally found one that meets your needs and you feel comfortable with! All the best to you!

    • Thanks, Kelli! It’s not what I expected to be dealing with, but that’s life! Apparently, less than 1% of women experience this at my age, so I guess I should cut those other doctors some slack.

  3. I am so glad that you persevered with this! When it comes to our health, we have to be the experts when we know that something is not right. It can be so upsetting and exhausting to push on things but when it comes to our bodies, well, only we know how we feel! Thanks for sharing your journey – I know that sometimes people can feel a little funny when it comes to this subject but it’s so, so important that we speak about it because you know if YOU are going through it then there are others who are also going through it.

    • That’s why I wanted to talk about it today. I didn’t know there was such a thing as premature menopause until a few months ago, and although it’s rare, I know I’m not alone. I’m already looking for support groups, LOL. AND I know sometimes we have to fight hard for good care, like when we have a broken arm.

  4. YES. When I was first seeking help for my leg pain (which ended up being compartment syndrome), the first two doctors dismissed me. The first one to actually diagnose me told me to just pick up a different sport because “women don’t like the scars from the corrective surgery”. I was PISSED. I immediately found another surgeon. Women do need to work hard to be listened to, but we know our bodies and we do need to advocate for ourselves!

    • Ugh, how frustrating. Ali! I’m glad you got it figured out! I’m surprised and totally not surprised about the scar comment. That’s rage inducing! Glad you found a differnt surgeon.

  5. Thank you, Jen! I have been on the hunt for a GP because I feel like so many doctors like to stick patients in well-defined little boxes and aren’t listening to what individuals have to say. We advocate for our kids, we need to learn to advocate for ourselves!

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