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I am a Bad, Bad Patient

I just came to realize just how a patient that I am. I don't listen to doctors or do all of the tests that I am supposed to do nor do I take the meds that they want me to take. It's not that I don't want to listen to them but I do have my reasons for not doing the thing they think I should do.

One being money. Once we use up the first $800 for our family, my insurance won't kick back in until we hit $2000. It really sucks. So, I have a tendency to think about that fact and not get any tests that I may have to pay for. What do people without any insurance do?

The second thing is that I am a big baby when it comes to getting tests done or just about anything medical like that. I mean...I get nervous just going for an office visit!

And thirdly, I don't think doctors know everything. A lot of what they want you to do is to take meds that may nor may not work. Sometimes you just have to be proactiv in your own health care and do what is best for you.

I wish that I could have a happy medium because I really think that I exasperate most doctors. I don't mean to but it happens.

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FourWalls wrote on March 13, 2015, 10:53 PM

I agree. I'm not listening to my doctor when it comes to taking Xarelto for a blood clot in my leg. Every other commercial on TV anymore is a lawyer wanting you to sue someone, and about 2/3 of THOSE ads are these "have your or a loved one died from taking Xarelto???" Reputable sites (e.g., the Mayo Clinic, the National Institute for Health) say that DVTs in the lower leg (below the knee) almost never cause problems; plus, they said the DVT was the smallest one possible. I don't know why they're hawking the drug...well, yes, I do: drug companies are paying them to promote it.

wolfgirl569 wrote on March 13, 2015, 11:45 PM

I dont make a good patient either. Just dont go see the doctor until I Have too

trufflehunter wrote on March 14, 2015, 1:45 AM

Maybe some will resign because of you and find their true calling! Only kidding. You can't be that bad.

crowntower wrote on March 14, 2015, 2:37 AM

Well I guess it is a matter of trust. If you don't think the doctor who is currently treating you is a dunce, then find another one. You must find someone who can treat you well and whom you can trust... reasons is not an excuse to stubbornly don't do what your doctors says, you need it coz your simple sickly day turn into worst.

Colibry21 wrote on March 14, 2015, 8:20 AM

I'm not a good patient either. I'd like to think that I'm not the worst either, but I do drag my feet on some things too.

scheng1 wrote on March 14, 2015, 9:26 AM

This just shows that health has a price tag. Those who never have to visit a doctor can really save a lot of money.

Ellis wrote on March 14, 2015, 5:01 PM

If you need a happy medium to talk to your doctor it's going to be too late for meds to do you any

cheri wrote on June 26, 2015, 3:18 AM

I do not see doctors most of the time since I have been healthy all the time. But I suddenly went through a surgery and I could say that I am a good patient.