St. Anger – The Artist’s Pain Chronicles (part 9)

St Anger, Batik 62 cm x 62 cm

St Anger,
62 cm x 62 cm

Today I want to share a recent visit to my G.P. with you. Three and a half years ago my G.P. sent a letter of referral to  a  Rhuematologist (despite protests that I needed to see a Neurologist instead!).

I haven’t mentioned but I am on a medical card (public patient compared to private). Well, lo and behold after 3 and a half years waiting, still no word from any Rhuematologist. This is because people with Medical Cards are treated as second class citizens. I personally know of cases where people have been seen within a week! These people were private patients paying large sums of money.

Back to my G.P.s visit, I have got into the habit of writing a list of questions for him before I visit him. When he saw me pull out my slip of paper, he curled his lips as a sneer. I replied “I don’t appreciate that”.

A heated discussion took place . His words were “The reason so many young people are in wheelchairs is because there is because there is no cure and the specialists don’t want to take on difficult cases”

I could not believe my ears! He also suggested I find a new G.P. and I am now termed as a troublesome patient. Why? Because I had the audacity to ask questions.

The irony is that I cannot change my G.P. (I have tried!) because surgeries do not want to take on medical card holders.

That, in my opinion is wrong.

Concludes tomorrow

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12 Responses to St. Anger – The Artist’s Pain Chronicles (part 9)

  1. ptero9 says:

    So sorry!!! Sounds maddening.

  2. hakesplace says:

    I have no insurance. They won’t even take me in. Places that will are not available for months. So, I feel for you and understand. And, absolutely, a sense of humor helps although I know there is nothing funny about the predicament.

    • mcsirishart says:

      I empathize with you.Thanks for your concern .The worst thing is being made to feel like a non entity.Don’t let the f*ck*r’s grind you down.You’re better than that ! 🙂

      • hakesplace says:

        Thanks…and I with you. Whenever one of my brothers or sisters are treated as second class, or worse, non-entity citizens, it is disappointing and hurtful. But, as you say, we can’t let the flickers grind us down! We are better than that. Stay in touch… 😀

      • mcsirishart says:

        Will do,you too. 🙂

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