Hello, Everyone. I feel a rant coming on.
I have been in a lot of pain for weeks. I called the clinic where I see my Rheumatologist today at 8:30 and left a message for a retrun call saying I was in a lot of pain and the I thought I needed some prednisone or something. Also left a message that my ears are ringing. Finally got a message back after 5 p.m. on my cell phone. The nurse called, said to stop the Chloroquine ( it can make you lose your hearing ) and that the rheumy wanted me "evaluated" before he prescribed any prednisone. Said to see my PCP. Okay......why would I see my PCP. She sent me to him in the first place. I am calling my orhtopedic doctor Monday to see if they can help me. I am so mad I could cry. My mom said she saw my orthopedic doctor last week and she asked how I was. My mom told her not very good. The ortho told my mom that I should apply for disability, that she felt sorry for me trying to work, and that if I applied I would get it. What do you all think? How do you apply for disability? Don't you have to be off work for a year? How long before you qualify for Medicare. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh! I just don't know why my rheumy shoved me off to my primary care doctor. What the H#$$ is she supposed to do. Okay...........deep breath. Thank you for listening.
Published On: April 01, 2011