Monday, April 16, 2012

Medical Uncare

For the last five weeks, my eyelids have been itching and are swollen. I know that it is allergies. Nothing was helping. My list of remedies is quite long so I won't add it here. I called my doc. "Get on Zyrtec and use Benedryl cream on your eyelids". So I did.
Week later: Still itching!!!!!

I called again to inform my doctor that I was going to remove my eyelids if this keeps up. She was going on vacation but set me up with an another doctor. So......

He took my pulse. I knew it was good because it is always good. He asked about my above mentioned remedies. I ran down the list. His response, "Sounds like you have done everything you could do."

Now I had to go to the doctor to have my eyes checked. There was no eye checking. We had pulse taking and list writing but no "Let's have a look". He then went on to recommend an ointment adding that it would take care of the problem and sent me on my way.

The more I thought about it, the more I became a bit ticked off. This is not the first time I've gone to the doctor with the hands-off-diagnosis. I grew up being poked and stabbed getting results from a thorough doctor. I felt like back then I got my money's worth.

Tonight I'm sitting here wondering if my $4.99 tube of ointment will heal me. It seems like a fair price for the service I got today. Somehow I think the doctor will charge more. I call that medical uncare.

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