doctors/medical testing....do you cross a line you made for yourself??
Friday, July 14, 2017
The subject of this blog is medical testing that you are against having.
For religious, personal beliefs.
When do you give in??
When do you refuse to be pushed over a line you made for yourself?
When do you KNOW what is right for you?
This morning, on Facebook, I was following the comments on a post by a man I do not know. But have mutual friends with.
Apparently the man had developed an infection in his foot that had gotten really bad. The doctors over the course of several months of treatment had finally decided to do surgery on the man.
He was advised that the doctor might find it necessary to amputate his foot during surgery and wanted him to sign a paper agreeing he wouldnt sue in that event.
He was asking advice of his FB friends, about requesting a second opinion at a bigger, more skilled, hospital....the University of Kentucky.
It seems he had become skeptical of the doctors at the small east Ky hosptial where he was being treated, after several times they had changed his surgery, as his foot increasingly got worse. He had a port placed for pain and infection meds, yet they werent giving him any antibiotics.
He finally gave in to his instincts and requested to be sent to UK, and is now there getting tests to see if his foot can be treated or will have to be amputated.
OK, so here is my dilemnia......I am at a crossroads with a medical decision.
I have a doctor I have been seeing for certain health issues, nothing life threatening, but she wants to send me for tests that I do not want.
I have had this test before and I vowed the last time would be the very last one.
I feel very strongly about NOT undergoing this test and feel that her reasons for sending me have nothing to do with MY health, but with her agenda.
I have told her that I do not want the test, do not feel it is necessary, since there is nothing indicating I have an issue in the area and why should I undergo tests that are against my wishes just to continue seeing her for treatment for a totally different purpose?????
I am a week away from the scheduled test and after reading this young mans post and his concerns and all the advice he was given....I am feeling even stronger about standing up for my own personal beliefs about NOT having this test done.
I know it will mean moving on from this doctor, which doesnt bother me all that much because I feel that any doctor who will demand you undergo a test/procedure that you dont feel is necessary and blows off your concerns as fear, isnt a kind of doctor who I want to hand my health over to.
I know there are people who will think, "whats the big deal, just have the test"/
I just cannot bring myself to sacrifice my personal beliefs on this matter.
I know deep down that it is unnecessary.
This has nothing to do with the reason for my going to this doctor to begin with, this isnt her area of treatment and I feel its a case of the doctor padding the pockets of the hosptial she works in, sending me to that place for the test.
I guess in wrapping this up, I have made up my own mind and will just have to live with the outcome and go elsewhere.
My question is, who else out there has faced this?
Who has undergone tests they felt werent really necessary or, who has refused on grounds of personal beliefs????
If this were something that was a matter of real medical necessity or life or death diagnosis, I might feel differently. But its simply a matter of this doctor wanting to RULE out certain possible health issues.
I am just going to stand by my instincts and my heart on this matter.