Jan 23, 2018 09:12AM Faithonfire wrote:
an interesting follow up to that story...
My oncologist really is a good doctor in most aspects and very good at clinical results but totally lacking ANY empathy for the pain caused directly by treatments! The opoid crisis being declared a doctor's responsibility to avoid spooked many good doctors into promoting patient cruelty by shaming thinking reprimand from the government for treating it at ALL was worse than spiking mortality rates for the opposite reason!! It's an industry standard attitude that is harmful to condone in ANY healthcare environment!
So anyway, her husband is a great plastic surgeon and just started doing cancer reconstructions recently. I go see this clown, and he shows me his horror show of past work Frankenstein scars photos and wanted to do 2 back flap reconstructs after leaving me flat for a YEAR first!! It was because I was a smoker and radiation treatments would completely destroy my skin and implants if I didn't bow before this jerk and beg him to mutilate me too! My LIFE was more important than my vanity wanting to keep my breasts!! I was SHOCKED but not surprised he took it that far after I kept insisting my options were SO much better than the third rate salvage option he knows how to do and would NOT admit he wasn't QUALIFIED to do the procedures I just completed with a very well trained and innovative female surgeon!! She is one of the leaders in pioneering procedures like mine in the country and she is teaching others as fast as she learns this way so it is a real honor to be a part of! She saved me and can't wait to help change the way things are done!
Now guess who gets to stand before the state medical ethics review board too!! My doctor gets to tattle on the rude jerk! Nice reputation before too but I'm the WRONG woman to bully on what's worth surviving! I told him to go slam his genitals in a car door then wait a YEAR before replacing it with shabby needlepoint! He winced and I smiled as I walked away!
Some doctors are no better than used car salesman with their limited options for treatments and NO care what happens years later with scars or pain as long as they profit as much as possible! Now that it is being seen as a potential crime to DENY pain it is changing the industry standard that's been decades overdue. It's all about standing up for what you believe in and making reality better with the changes made for all involved