My two month sickness.. finally figured out

Discussion in 'The Clubhouse Bar' started by DC, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. DC

    DC Guest

    This all started back June 12 with a sore throat fever etc.. thought it was mono went to the doctor got blood tested negative, they gave me prednisone steroids to clear up the pain and swelling.. it did work and i felt fine for 3 weeks then i got sick again with my most recent bout which ended up leaving me in the hospital..

    So yea i just got back from the hospital i was there for two days after my throat got really sore, the tonsils were so big they were touching each other in my throat and i couldnt talk. My doctor kept telling me it was a viral illness and we were waiting to go to a Infectious Disease specialist on July 24th. Needless to say i never went because on July 22 i couldnt talk and it turns out i was right all along that i had a bacterial throat infection... and to make matter worse i also have Mono (glandular fever). I have had 3 blood tests for Mono in the past 6 weeks 2 were negative then the one they did in the hospital was actually positive. So ive got to spend the last 2 days strapped up to an IV receiving anti biotics for the bacterial infection, saline and other solutions cause i cant swallow that well.. thats getting better, and to top it off i have mono so no contact, running, lifting or doing pretty much anything for 6-8 weeks possibly even longer. Yay!! What a great thing considering rugby starts in 4 weeks.. great.

    And that dumbass doctor i go to when im sick.. what an idiot i knew it wasnt viral it just kept getting worse, it got int my voice box and messed up my voice to the point where i cant even speak err what a f***ing idiot!

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  3. Dmx#1

    Dmx#1 Guest

    Damn that sucks what a retarded Doctor. Hopefully you will get better soon mate.
  4. fcukernaut

    fcukernaut Guest

    Sucks man, it really does. I wondered why I haven't seen you on msn for ages. Are you going to miss the first half of the BG season or what?
  5. melon

    melon Guest

    You live in the USA.....shouldn't you be filing a lawsuit against the doctor???

    Not only will you miss the beginning of the season, you'll miss tapping all those young slappers!

  6. Fa'atau82

    Fa'atau82 Guest

    My two month sickness after my trip samoa (reoccuring fever) and my other problem i had from before december could be linked i was told by the specialist yesterday. The 4th doctor i spoke to in 2 days!
  7. candybum

    candybum Guest

    Yeah sue for malpractice lol claim a couple million bucks then buy cars for everyone at TRF lol
  8. Caledfwlch

    Caledfwlch Guest

    Or just buy us all expensive jerseys.

    Just not the Eagles!

  9. DC

    DC Guest

    At least a month im supposed to go 8 weeks without doing anything from running to lifting my spleen and liver are swollen up you can feel them on my left and right side its kinda sick..

    Ha yea thats how it was for me i kept talking to doctors an they were all oh its a virus, your throat will be fine just let it go, so im waitin its gettin worse i cant even talk i figured it couldnt be good.

    Lesson learned for me is specialists are a lot better than the standard doctor, i told my doctor to refer me to a ENT specialist and he said no, i needed a immune disease specialist.. what a f***ing idiot haha

    Theyll find out whats goin on for you!! Hope it works out!

    I guess i stumped the doctors i had 3 mono tests come up negative before one was positive my complete blood count that i got done twice were both normal.. no raised activity in the white blood cells then boom i go to the hospital get a bunch of tests done again and it comes up positive and my WBC count was 20 (normal is 5-10)...unbelievable

    Haha well ill be missin the beginning of the season but not sure bout the second part ;) supposedly 50% of college students here have had mono or EBV (epstein barr virus, which causes mono) so i woulda been dodgin bullets so to speak when i went to school so im sorta glad i it outta the way. Now for those girls who havent had it... theyre in for a treat and all im gonna say is.. it wasnt me! :lol:
  10. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    **** man, that sucks. Best of luck for a speedy recovery.
  11. Maccaweeny

    Maccaweeny Guest

    First off, the doctor has absolutely nothing to do with your blood tests, that responsibility falls to pathology, who your doc must then rely upon. Add to this that antibody response tests are not very reliable.

    Secondly, misdiagnosis of throat infections is extremely common. Tonsillitis may be caused by either a virus or bacterial infection, your doctor wasn't negligent. That would require him to have fell so far from the duty of care placed upon an educated person in like circumstances so as to warrant a tortious remedy. Doctors must work long shifts, often being responsible for hundreds, no, thousands of different patients. Doctors are also human, something people seem to forget.

    My dad is being sued at the moment. He's practiced medicine for forty years, from emergency to private practice; not once has he had a patient die while in his care. This is all the while not being paid by the public hospital despite taking volunteer work to help Nowra's aboriginal population. What does he get in return? f***ing law suits.

    The end result is that he'll have to sell his practice, and the nearest ENT specialist will be three hours drive away, a trip many poorer patients (who have not benefited from a lovely pay out) will not be able to make.

    Of course, this is all irrelevant, just so long as certain individuals receive a gross amount of compensation.
  12. DC

    DC Guest

    I'm not blaming the blood tests on him, there is nothing he can do about those but i do blame him for the **** he put me through with infected tonsils and voice box. Sure mistakes can be made but to be honest this wasnt a difficult diagnoses.. going into the emergency room i told them exactly what i thought it was and bingo i was right... And i don't have a medical degree (yet) and i was able to figure out what i had i would figure a fully competent doctor would be able to see that inflammation which ranges from tonsils to voice box is usually cause by bacteria not a virus. And he was being negligent in my opinion if someone has something wrong with their throat that you can't put your finger on you should refer them to an ENT not say no and then refer them to an infectious disease specialist.. it's ridiculous. But im not suing him or anything because its not really a big deal to me i just think he's ridiculously imcompetent and i'll never be back to his office again.
  13. shtove

    shtove Guest

    Wouldn't worry about that - they'll want to inspect his swollen tonsils up close.

    He can't swallow, but they can.

    Get well soon, DC. The best doctor is your own body - it knows what it's doing, if you give it a chance.
  14. Maccaweeny

    Maccaweeny Guest

    If only more people were that sensible, anyway mate I hope you get better soon and didn't see my rant as directed at you.
  15. Dmx#1

    Dmx#1 Guest

    A reasonable american that is a rare thing
  16. Laetca

    Laetca Guest

    At least now you can tell everyone you have kissing disease. Not sure if that sounds like a good thing, but you could always try and turn it into one.

    I doubt you'll have the energy to even consider playing rugby, at least if I remember Chris right (a friend of mine who had glandular fever a few years back, can't say she was the most energetic person ever at that time).
    Probably I'm the only one who thinks this way, bvut if I'm ever in the US and I'm sick, I'll try to get back if possible. Not just in the US for that matter, if it's minor thing I'll wait with seeing a doctor until I'm back home.
    It happens quite often that people wake up in the middle of an operation in the US, and that has NEVER happened in Belgium. Not saying that that proves anything, but it's an indication of something bigger in my eyes.
  17. Dmx#1

    Dmx#1 Guest

    Yes the American government is currently cutting back on the health budget. Their pills will mostly contain sawdust and grinded bird feaces but if your lucky they will give a 'rare' 1 in 4 container limited edition ecstacy pill! That will do you less harm than any drug they're currently experimenting on you.
  18. DC

    DC Guest

    Haha it is true, i am not really sure if thats where i got it from though.. And yea its weird at times i could actually be up to play maybe 15 minutes of rugby and then the next day i can't get out of bed, todays one of those days its 2 pm and i finally rolled outta bed and my spleen and liver are killing my sides today. I mean its bad, but if i didnt get the throat infection i'd probably have been in a lot greater condition.
  19. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    Yeah next you're sick just whistle at your stomach and say "Beam 'em up Scotty!"
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