I don’t know what to do anymore
Today I saw my FIFTH EP. It was a new office, new city, new network, I actually had hope. He had great reviews online, the office was fancy, I actually thought this might go somewhere. I printed all of my records, I organized everything, I explained my story in detail to the NP before I saw the doc, etc etc. Then as soon as I made eye contact with my new EP I knew it was over. It took a total of about 5 seconds to destroy it. I was rushed, I was given no hope, I was told I've had a MEGA WORK-UP and not all doctors have the answers. Oh and he also said my case is quite unique. He just met me and can't diagnose anything, blah blah blah! JUST WOW! Not an I'll do whatever it takes to try to get you better, I'll consult my colleagues, nothing. He simply offered to re-order tests that I've already had but doesn't think it will be any different. I'm sure he'll be quick to send in that $475 consult fee to my insurance though!
Until I was 39 years old I never really used our healthcare system for more than the flu or a cold. I can now say after all that has happened that I am flaberghasted, disgusted and appalled. I would expect this kind of treatment from a used car dealer over a crappy car that kept breaking down over and over, not from educated doctors in a profession that cares for your life. I'm stuck within my insurance network, I've exhausted all options at the VA, what does one do? I guess it's time to dip into my savings and either go out of the country or hit a major university with an excellent reputation. Good luck to me doing that! Missing work, exposing myself more to COVID, did I mention I'm planning my wedding, etc etc. Ugh!
You know, I've read so many things online about all these great doctors who have done all these wonderful things..... Where are they? I want to meet them!! Anyhow thats my rant. I don't expect any replies but thanks for listening. All the best to all of you out there. God bless!