Why Thank You Doctor For Not Listening, I LOVE Not Being Heard
Dear Dr “you’re borderline, don’t worry“
Sherree’s thyroid here. You and I are long overdue for a sit-down. I have a few things to say to you – it ain’t pretty and I’m not apologizing.
Dude, I’m tired, sick and tired actually. I’m not borderline, I’m sick. I either put out too much or too little hormone and I can’t regulate it any longer. Actually, I haven’t been able to regulate it for many years now. Sherree has been telling you this for years, and you’re not listening. The one thing she has continually complained about over the years and you don’t listen. You send her to the best rheumatologist in the area, the best foot doctor in the area, you give her great care on everything — but you have dug in your heels on this.
LISTEN UP ASSHOLE, SHE KNOWS HER BODY WELL, YOU DON’T, I’M SICK AND I CAN’T GO ON LIKE THIS.
Do I have your attention yet?
Sherree has been telling you for years that there is something wrong with her thyroid. She has explained that her mother has a wonky thyroid as does one of her sisters, she has multiple auto-immune diseases (which, as her primary doctor you are well aware of), and she suffers(ed) from severe gynecological problems.
She has been telling you of her wonky sleep patterns. She is always tired. She can’t think, she can’t talk and she’s depressed. She’s 54, not 94 for pete’s sake.
She has the driest skin & hair you’ve ever seen. Her nails break just by looking at them. Just curious, but do you consider a seven pound weight gain in one week “normal?” I guess if she was stuffing her face and all, perhaps. You know her diet; you know she takes care of herself. Every time I don’t have enough hormones to give, her weight goes up. You don’t listen. It fucking takes her along time to get rid of it, all the while she’s fighting with me to not gain more. Nice, eh? Body temperature fluctuations, thinning hair, thirsty all the time (no, she’s not a diabetic), and severe chronic constipation, is not borderline, nor is it normal… Let’s not even talk about zip for a libido and being a cranky bitch. You know it takes a lot for her to get cold because she’s always hot right now, she’s flippin’ freezing.
These are signals that I’ve been sending that need addressing I am sick. WHY ARE YOU NOT LISTENING?
By the way, it isn’t fucking menopause either so don’t even go there. , We’ve been having this discussion for well over 15 years. Besides, she just started menopause this year and I have to give her props Ã¢â‚¬” she is doing quite well with it. Actually, she could use a good hot flash about now Ã¢â‚¬” it would warm her up.
The past two times you have physically checked her thyroid, you have commented, hmmm borderline Hashimoto’s…, What, you don’t think she ran home the first time and looked up what Hashimoto’s actually is on the internet?, HELLO. Why mention it and not do something about it. You have repeatedly commented that her levels are on the low end of normal, borderline is the word you continually use. Need I keep reminding you that her blood tests (of which you are aware), that she submits to for her rheumatologist come back normal as well SED rates, CRP, etc, — all normal, even when she’s in her worst flares and can’t walk. Yet, her rheumatologist is aware of that and treats the problem. He uses the blood tests as information, that’s all.
JUST HOW FAR OUT OF NORMAL WILL SATISFY YOU? I’M SICK, SHE’S SICK, YOU’RE THE DOCTOR, SO FUCKING DO SOMETHING ALREADY. WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO GET YOUR ATTENTION? WHAT OTHER SYMPTOM DO YOU NEED TO SEE?
Oh, and while I’m here, let me speak on behalf of another gland, her adrenals. Seems you found a tumor on one of her adrenal glands when you were looking for something else. Again it was “nothing to worry about. Dude, when you find something that you weren’t looking for and it regulates hormones, don’t you think a second opinion might be warranted? Granted, it might be fine, but I definitely think a look-see is in order. We’re all interconnected remember?
What will it take for you to take her seriously? Why is this an issue for you? This is one of the most common issues a woman has. She is not borderline, she is ill. I’m tired, she’s tired and we need to be fixed.
So how about it, care to send us to someone who will look at the big picture and once and for all get us fixed?
The one thing she has continually complained about over the years and you don’t listen. SHAME ON YOU.
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