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Are you Kidding Me?

January 27th, 2009 at 11:16 am

This is not financial, but I am frustrated! My surgeon called me this morning. He was looking over the CT biopsy and had spoken to the radiologist. They felt that the needle was a little high for where the biopsy needed to be done. In other words...THEY BIOPSIED THE WRONG SPOT!! Dr suggests that I have another biospy done. I will have to think about it.

If I have another one done, it will be at another hospital. I went to Atlanta(2 hour drive) to have a more experienced crew. HAH! No one verified my information when I checked in(still had employer for 1999; wrong address; and had my EX HUSBAND listed as the emergency contact). They were fixing to put me in a room when I noticed this information on the paper they were picking up. I was not given an id wristband. The nurse came to take blood and couldn't because I didn't have a band. My nurse kept insisting that I was staying the night(even though I was only there for out-patient). She also kept disappearing. Not an impresive experience.

However, I think my doctor has priveleges at the hospital across the street. They will probably be a better option should I choose to do it again. Not real thrilled at the prospect of having it done again, but the peace of mind will probably cause me to do it.

My jaw is also starting to hurt again. I have been doing everything the ENT told me. So I have a call into my dr for some antibiotics for a sinus infection...probably the cause of my dizzy spells lately.

I am falling apart. I am only 36 years old! I shutter to think about the future!!!

5 Responses to “Are you Kidding Me?”

  1. PauletteGoddard Says:

    You'd think for all the $$$$$$$ consumers pay for healthcare there'd be a modicum of competency. What a racket! I'm sorry you went through that.

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    I'm sorry you have to go through all that nonsense. About your dizzy spells, can it be that you also have fluid in your ears? I spent the whole weekend feeling dizzy so I went to the doctor yesterday. It happens to be that I have a lot of fluid in my ears. Get the ears checked also. Hope you feel better!

  3. Koppur Says:

    Oh Sunshine, I'm so sorry. You'd think with the amount of money they make, the Dr.s could be good at their job. *hugs*

  4. homebody Says:

    Sorry, but I am going to be the bad guy here and say you should be grateful they didn't just let it go and are responsible enough to want to make sure they get a good biopsy done. Sometimes when the pathologist looks at the margins of the biopsy, they want to take a little more to be sure. They didn't necessarily "make a mistake".

  5. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Thank you all for the kind words. Homebody, ordinarily, I am the first to agree with you. However, I called the doctor the day after the original biopsy and told him that I didn't think the radialogist was in the right spot. I knew it was the wrong spot as soon as I got home and saw where the needle mark was.

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