Some people in the medical profession....
I had to go to the Doctor today.... For a routine check up. Had to speak with a nurse I've never talked to before. She asked me what I was coming in for, and I told her "female problems. I'd rather just talk to the Doctor about it". At this time, she closes the door and shows me this list on the computer.... Apparently she's looking at my chart. She says "which one do you want on your record?" They all say Herpes but in a different way. I said, "well.... If this is your way of asking me do I have general herpes, yes I do"..... Then gives me this disgusting look and says "ok, that's the one I'll put on here then". So i said... ok.... she continues to stare at me. so i just say "well theres nothing i can so about it..... you just learn how to live with it. its there". That made me feel horrible. Everything is fine until I get reminded, you know? And you would think she wouldn't act so stupid about it. I mean, I wonder how many odd things she comes across in her profession.... And I get this treatment today. If only people really understood. I am not defined by my present. I am a greater person than that. I'm one of the many that was just unlucky.... And got pulled into the lies and deceit like many others do by someone who didn't care about my health. I feel horrible. It's days like this when I don't even want to go to the Doctor..... Being faced with a bunch of people who know what I have..... Who see a bunch of crazy mess every single day yet you still feel the need to look at me like I'm nasty.
I'm sorry that you had that experience. But I must say that person was probable a medical assistance and not a nurse...They don't have a clue how to address patients at times....so don't let her ignorance make you feel that way....I would report her behavior....
Hold your head up high you have nothing to be ashamed of. If you need to go to see your doctor do so and don't let anything stop you...
Some medical professionals just don't have a way of seeing the person behind the "condition." I've been told I'm "lucky" I have herpes and not something more serious, and I get the logic but it isn't very sympathetic IMO.
Also, the medical professionals sometimes just see you for your "condition" - instead of the person, they'll just refer to you as "gall bladder," "diabetes," or "herpes." It just makes it easier for them but it does make you feel like just a "thing" and not a human being.
I'm sorry also that you had such a nasty experience... give yourself a hug and keep posting - it's one of the best ways to get it out of your system.
Peace & Joy, Zazoo
You're right, some people in the profession just see the condition and not the person. If I put myself in her shoes, I'm not sure what I would have done. She obviously didn't know how to address the situation.... Or maybe that was the best thin she could come up with at the time lol. I don't know. My doctor was much more sympathetic and made me feel better. I'm trying to stay positive. The old thing is, today is another day.