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Hippocratic Oath or Hypocrites

Hippocratic Oath or Hypocrites

 

This book is a true factual description of a medical condition this author suffered from. It is my hope that these word may help someone else who may be having a health condition for which his or her doctor cannot find a solution too, don’t give up and keep asking questions. This e-book is licensed for your personal use only. Because this e-book will be free it may not be re-sold or but I will allow it to be given away to other people. If you would like to share this book with another person, please do so. Thank you for respecting the work of this Author.

is a Shakespir edition, Copywrite March 10, 2017, sincerely Lgoo Books author

 

Hippocratic Oath or Hypocrites

 

The Hippocratic oath doctors take upon obtaining a license to practice in the fields of study is something every patient must believe in before they entrust their health to a doctor. This is that oath paraphrased I will do no harm and I will put the well being of my patient first. I’ve met some brilliant doctors and lets face it being a doctor isn’t for the faint of heart especially those who specialize in any field involving a life or death. There are two degrees in seriousness in which some doctors take their oaths, some get into the profession because they really want to help others and some just for the money. Blood is said to be the life of a man, I don’t know beans about how all those tests on blood are done or how each one shows what may indicate what is wrong with a patient. Doctors train for it, it is one of the basics in a physicians work. A General practitioner studies a little of everything, an Endocrinologist studies the thyroid and the effects this one small gland has on other organs the heart being one of the basic organs it effects. If a thyroid is over active it can cause all kinds of ailments even heart attack and stroke.

 

Under active may cause jitters, weight gain or a slew of other problems. A Cardiologists must study all the different reasons a heart does not function the way that it should. Before sending a patient out to have expensive testing. One simple first step is blood work which can tell any doctor who wants to actually discover something is wrong looks at blood first. A doctor who ignores blood work well it can have really bad effects on a patients well being both physically and financially but some doctors prefer money over keeping their oath. This is a true story, that depicts symptoms of one patient for over thirty years. It indicates doctors covet pride and financial gain over this patients health and well being or was it incompetency. One doctor even two I could understand but four and unlikely scenario.

 

These past four years have gone by without my having any symptoms of heart problems that I suffered with for the past thirty five years. Let me start at the beginning I was in my mid forties when it all began. I lived in Ohio and made my living as a Commercial HVAC service technician. I had began to have leg cramps so bad that I had to be sedated to get any relief, general practitioners offered me nothing as far as diagnosing and a cure for my problems. The Cardiologists my family physician sent me to was just as baffled. Ex-rays were taken, Cat scans were done, stress tests were done as well as blood work of every nature and there were no answers. I was put on blood thinners and cholesterol medications, I took those medications for years and my symptoms continued. My leg cramps eventually did fade away only to be replaced by heart palpitations so severe I thought I was having a heart attack. Indeed I was hospitalized several times only to be told I had a common illness; Angina attacks. In 2007, still having Angina, I suffered my first stroke as a result of Angina and was placed again on blood thinners, blood pressure medications and cholesterol drugs.

 

In 2010 I left my home state behind and settled in Oklahoma within months after arriving I was back in a hospital with the same symptoms but getting worse, I had suffered another stroke the attending physician on call happened to be a Cardiologist. After stabilizing and spending a week in the hospital I started seeing this doctor in his office and he told me I had a hole in my heart and by placing a splint within it the chances of another stroke would be nil to none. I already knew I had a hole in my heart and I knew it was a normal thing that everyone has a hole in their heart from birth. Most children’s hearts fill the hole in by age ten or so, and some people grow old with it and never know they had it and never have trouble. I was told my hole was allowing blood clots to pass through the hole and into my brain. Sounded like a reasonable diagnoses. I agreed to the operation and for a few months I felt fine.

 

A few months after that my angina returned with heart palpitations by then I got a health insurance policy and I had a large medical bill that I wa spaying monthly for my operation and all that testing and office visits. After getting my health insurance I had to change doctors and continued care with a second Cardiologist who did blood work ran every test he knew to run, stress tests, Cat scans. His answer put me on blood pressure medications, cholesterol drugs and blood thinners, and still I continued to have angina and palpitations. One night in 2013 after being taken by ambulance to the hospital for the same symptoms that had sent me there on numerous other occasions. A Endocrinologist happened to be on call at night and this doctor came into my room and said she’d looked at my blood work and that it indicated that I had an overactive thyroid. She explained how the thyroid was just a small gland in my neck that controlled a number of other organs in my body and specifically in controls the heart.

 

Bells and whistles started going off in my head once I grasped that which she was telling me, I agreed to allow her to begin treating me for that condition which she’d explained to me with a drug to get my thyroid under control. A growth was discovered on my thyroid causing it to be over active where most people are underactive. Well she checked with my Cardiologist and my family physician to let them know I would begin taking a thyroid medication. It took several weeks to get the right dose but eventually my angina went away. After ten months my thyroid levels returned to normal and it was decided that the it would be best if I wanted to discontinue medication to remove part of my thyroid where the growth was and leave a part of my thyroid with the hope it continue to work. Six weeks after the operation I was checked and it was doing just fine and all my previous symptoms did not exist anymore. I felt it was time to get off the cholesterol medication as well as blood thinners.

 

To convince the Cardiologist I had to wear a monitor for 48 hours, well I did and I had no symptoms and so I discontinued the drugs this was in November of 2013. It is now August 2016 I go into my family physician for a routine physical and my blood work comes out great in every aspect except my thyroid is a little under what it should be. So he puts me on a medication to bring my thyroid levels back to normal like two and half grams a day. I know there are some really good and caring doctors in the world who genuinely care for their patients well being but based on my treatments by so call doctors in Cardiology who were supposed to be at the top of their game and to over look the symptoms and the results from my blood work for so long only leads me to believe some professionals in that field take a stand that if they can’t cure you with their knowledge they’d just as soon see you pay them as much as they can make off you before you croak and to hell with what the blood work says about whats wrong with you.

 

I paid out hundreds if not thousands of dollars to Cardiologists, anesthesiologists, pharmacies and hospitals for one diagnoses that was wrong for 35 years all because of a missed diagnoses that was right in front of a specialists noses the blood work told the truth of the matter and no body seemed to care that I was being prescribed drugs to treat an ailment that I did not have. If that isn’t reason to file a law suite for mal-practice I’ll eat my hat. I’m sixty eight now and I feel fine after 4 years heart and stroke medication free, my last physical, blood work revealed my thyroid normal, cholesterol normal to excellent and because I’m sixty eight my new family physician ( the old one retired) wants me to begin Cholesterol medication not because my cholesterol is high but because the trend now according to the medical profession is to administer cholesterol reducing medication to people over 55 regardless of a good cholesterol report! I say poppy-cock based on what I’ve learned about why doctors say and do as they do, I’m not taking a drug just because I’m in the over 55 age group, that is just insane.

 

I read a joke in the funny papers once of a man who went to the doctor for an ailment and the doctor gave the man some medications and sent him an invoice for his services. Months later the man returned to the doctor with the same illness even though he’d been taking medications religiously. Here is what the doctor said to another doctor about his diagnoses that he’d just rub a little more money on it and see what happens. It is sad to say in this day and age and of the kinds of medical tests that can be performed on people today to get the right diagnoses and treatment but given my experience with the doctors I’ve seen with the exception of a few good souls, I think it was no joke, that some doctors really think this way.

The End.

 

 


Hippocratic Oath or Hypocrites

The Hippocratic oath doctors take upon obtaining a license to practice in the fields of study is something every patient must believe in before they entrust their health to a doctor. This is that oath paraphrased I will do no harm and I will put the well being of my patient first. I've met some brilliant doctors and lets face it being a doctor isn't for the faint of heart especially those who specialize in any field involving a life or death. There are two degrees in seriousness in which some doctors take their oaths, some get into the profession because they really want to help others and some just for the money. Blood is said to be the life of a man, I don't know beans about how all those tests on blood are done or how each one shows what may indicate what is wrong with a patient. Doctors train for it, it is one of the basics in a physicians work. A General practitioner studies a little of everything, an Endocrinologist studies the thyroid and the effects this one small gland has on other organs the heart being one of the basic organs it effects. If a thyroid is over active it can cause all kinds of ailments even heart attack and stroke. Under active may cause jitters, weight gain or a slew of other problems. A Cardiologists must study all the different reasons a heart does not function the way that it should. Before sending a patient out to have expensive testing. One simple first step is blood work which can tell any doctor who wants to actually discover something is wrong looks at blood first. A doctor who ignores blood work well it can have really bad effects on a patients well being both physically and financially but some doctors prefer money over keeping their oath. This is a true story, that depicts symptoms of one patient for over thirty years. It indicates doctors covet pride and financial gain over this patients health and well being or was it incompetency. One doctor even two I could understand but four and unlikely scenario.

  • ISBN: 9781370310029
  • Author: Lgoo Books
  • Published: 2017-03-11 17:05:09
  • Words: 1801
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