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  • Katooshie
    538
    you GO momma bear. It took me TWO YEARS to get my son's brain tumour diagnosed! Doctors kept tsk tsk me and calling me "over protective" and "paranoid!" A momma KNOWS! The good news is...where doctors say there is nothing more they can do WE know that God can do the "impossible". So we continue our prayers for FULL RECOVERY for Matt. And we wont stop til he gets his full health back yes?? Great news he's gaining weight! Keep us posted. Love you and your family! :)
  • Moonlitnight
    837
    That is very disheartening to hear, but excellent that Max has gained some weight. Sometimes finding the answer takes a long time, even though it's been there all along. Hugs to you and your family. @Katooshie that makes me angry! I had to fight and fight for my husband and some of the things the doctors and nurses said to me were appalling. It is clear that some of them had never really loved. I am so glad that you fought hard because a lot of people would just go along with what was said to them. Moms rule.
  • Katooshie
    538
    yeah i really have zero respect for MOST (not all) doctors and other medical professionals. This comes from years of bad experiences with them. When i lost my first baby at 5 months they had to induce labour. This was a very traumatic experience. The nurses made this worse by refusing to call my child a baby. They referred to him as "the products of conception." That was just one of many heartless encounters over the years. As a result i refuse to call doctors Dr. For example when i was in hosital for a week for tests...i called all doctors by their first name "George" "Steve" etc. When you call them by a title it puffs them up with artogance and pride. Forget that $hit.
  • Moonlitnight
    837
    Sadly, I have a similar story re baby. I am so sorry. Also, when my sweetie was ill, he went in for radiation and this ba$tard of a doc said, "I hope you'll tell the cremation staff that you might still be radioactive." I was so shocked that my throat seized up. My poor guy. There were three doctors all standing in this tiny room and B and I were seated. Talk about power trip. I can see him now with his arms folded, leaning back cockily against the examining table. He works for the Canadian Cancer Agency. Another one of these fools told my friend's husband with great certainty that he would be "dead within the year." My friend, a retired Intensive Care nurse, gave him a piece of her mind. This has continued every time he goes to see this doctor. It has been three years or more and when he mentioned this, the creep said, "Oh, it'll get you!" with a nasty little laugh. We PAY for this nonsense.
  • Katooshie
    538
    what a bunch of arrogant compassionless FU(Kers! Exactly people like these that youve mentioned and I've experienced that i really have no respect for most doctors. In fact I treat them like mindless apes until they EARN my respect. Worthless pieces of cr@p
  • Katooshie
    538
    I should also mention that my mum in law quizzed me in hospital "why do you call your doctor George? You should call him Dr Smith. He has earned your respect!" Ha!! Obviously since she hadnt had a sick day in her life she didnt have a clue. Now shes having trouble with her eyes. I took her to her eye doc. He was just a rude pri(k to us. When we left i told her "now you know why i dont automatically kiss doctors a$$es" they have to earn MY respect!
  • Moonlitnight
    837
    I think some doctors are incredible people. in the biz for the right reasons but the BCCA is like a 9 - 5 unionized job. Even the doc who created it with all good intentions said this when B. and I went to see him. What disgusted me more than anything was that wonderful Indian doctor who, after listening to his young patient's parents' pleas to save their daughter's life, began to use some different treatments instead of the "standard of care" that was doing zilch. He was suspended and banned from practising in BC. The BCCA then launched a review and claimed that he was responsible for not giving 50 or so people the "right" (i.e. useless) treatment. He worked his bottom off trying to save people. His fellow oncologists, including a senior fellow all supported him but those creeps were having none of it.
  • Erzsike
    76
    I am a legal assistant.
  • Katooshie
    538
    I agree SOME doctors are awesome. When I was getting diagnosed, my young handsome doctor George was AMAZING. He's the first doctor I've ever seen that refused to give up until they could diagnose me! Not only was he incredibly professional and thorough, he was kind, warm, caring and humble (and movie star good looking too!!!) Blessed little me to find him. He also voluntarily examined my baby grandson right there in my hospital room when they came to visit and pronounced him in "great health!" :) After George diagnosed me and released me from hospital, I went to our local White Spot and got him a gift card for himself and his young family to go out and enjoy a nice dinner, compliments of a VERY happy, satisfied patient. So not ALL doctors are a$$holes, but I think they should all take lessons from people like George in how it's done right. He's one person I didn't mind calling "doctor" albeit "Dr. George" I still won't do last names with these dudes!
  • BeatA
    309
    I have to say my peace here. As a female physician I want to be called Dr. lastname by my patients and by most nurses as well. I once had a brand new nurse ask me if I preferred Bea or Beatrice and I said I preferred Dr. Lastname!
    When a patient or relative asks me my first name I now say “Doctor” I have earned that title and 99% of those people would not Dream of speaking like that to a male doctor.Peace out.
  • Moonlitnight
    837
    The only doctor I have called by his first name was my husband's oncologist. That is because he asked us to. His last name was a difficult one and I won't post it here for his own privacy. Everyone called him Dr. Sasha. When I saw him walking his dog in the park, I called him that. All other doctors and dentists get called "Doctor whoever." My chiropractor asked me why I called him Doctor so-and-so because no one else does. Lol! He is 28 years of age. In the case of the two a$$es that I mentioned above, I refused completely to have anything to do with them, but I would never have referred to them as doctors. Cruel, heartless jerks perhaps, but not doctors. No. Respect. At. All.
  • KellyA
    140
    I don't let my kids friends call me kelly. But they can call me miss kelly
  • Moonlitnight
    837
    Aww that is cute. I am trying to remember what my daughter's friends' called me. One called me Ma'am, which was hilarious. I think just Mrs. ****** The boyfriends all called me "Mum."
  • Katooshie
    538
    same! George bounced into my room and said "hi...call me George!" Again i treat everyone with respect when they earn it by treating me with respect. Just because they go to school for X years doesn't mean they deserve my respect. Just like every other person ... respect must be earned in an ongoing fashion. @BeatA i feel very confident YOU are the kind of doctor who would deserve respect!
  • Moonlitnight
    837
    I think the new thing among young male docs is "Look how friendly and approachable I am! Treat me as your friend." I noticed this a lot at LGH and found it quite lovely. When someone is scared or hurting, it makes a world of difference to have some fellow pop in wearing jeans and a checkered shirt and act like he cares, as opposed to a white coat and stethoscope doing the routine. I would be twice as likely to listen to him as to Dr. White Coat. Now evidently, this is the case with most people, or the interns wouldn't be encouraged to do it. My friend, whose son is a doc, said he took a course on how to relate to patients and this was one of the things suggested. "Act like you just got off the golf course with a friend and your friend isn't feeling too good." Now, in the UK, a specialist or "consultant" is never addressed as "Doctor." Instead, he has attained the salutation of "Mr." It is rather insulting to be called "Dr." when you are "Mr." I gather. All the young men at LGH introduced themselves as "Dr. So-and-So" They never said, "Hi, I'm Shawn."
  • Katooshie
    538
    i honestly dont care what they call themselves as long as they are professional, respectful and courteous. I think it should be common practice with male AND female doctors...younger and older...to be kind caring and compassionate. If they dont want to be kind they should consider a different career. A medical degree...or any diploma or office or accomplishment...DOES NOT entitle someone to be rude...arrogant..abrupt...or cruel in their treatment of others. I definitely DO NOT think all (or even most) doctors are a$$holes but i have encountered quite a few who are so i am not handing out any trophies for nothing. I have no trouble putting such people in their place and changing to another one if they dont deserve my business. After all...medicine IS a business like any other. If i didn't like how i was treated by the lady who sells me purses i would take my business elsewhere and i feel the same about medicine.
  • Moonlitnight
    837
    Yes, I agree. Unfortunately, the power- that-be, read huge pharmaceutical firms that sponsor the medical courses, have made it a for-profit business. Within that business, some lovely people operate, and some jerks. The jerks are no longer weeded out as no one really gives a hoot as long as the profits are met.
  • samfalcon99
    34
    I'm a typical millennial: semi unemployed writer. I've been out of college over 3 years and haven't been able to get full time employment. Honestly I'm just happy I haven't had a quarter life crisis yet.
  • samfalcon99
    34
    I agree, However I'd go further, nothing entitles you to be rude or cruel. No matter anyone's gender, race, religion, etc. we're all human. We all have feelings, needs, wants, and just by virtue of being human everyone has the right to be treated well. I'm always telling people there isn't enough kindness and empathy in this world. As Rousseau said (thanks Brainyquote): "What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?"
  • Lori
    209
    I work for the provincial government on access to information and protection of privacy.
  • Lori
    209
    I bet that would be special being part of something so amazing. Awwwww!
  • BeatA
    309
    As a female anesthesiologist who wears scrubs all
    The time and is referred to as “ anesthesia” at best, I can be a bit picky about this. I also like to teach our female that Residents they have to stand their ground so to speak. You don’t have to be mean to get the point across. Unfortunately even in this day and age if a woman is assertive she is a b*tch if a man is assertive he is assertive. That is especially true in medicine. Luckily I have been at
    My hospital for 26 years and most People know who I am even in scrubs and with half of my face covered. The younger
    Female docs are t so lucky.
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