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Thread: Due to your physical condition have you been adviced to see a psycoanalyst?

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    Due to your physical condition have you been adviced to see a psycoanalyst?

    And who adviced you?
    Thanks.

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    Does this count? When I first became paralyzed, the ER docs thought I was faking it. Even when they were poking me with sharp instruments and I wasn't flinching, I still got asked a whole barrage of questions like .. does your mom or dad hurt you .. anyone die in your family recently .. etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnifer
    Does this count? When I first became paralyzed, the ER docs thought I was faking it. Even when they were poking me with sharp instruments and I wasn't flinching, I still got asked a whole barrage of questions like .. does your mom or dad hurt you .. anyone die in your family recently .. etc
    lynnifer,
    I suppose that would count really.
    It is very surprising to me what medicine has come to.

    My provider since HE thinks I shouldn't use my crutches any more and go into a WC, and I don't think that I should that I am the one that needs to relive my entire life through some shrink..and what bothers me is this I feel is becoming a fad led by doctors like Bruno et. al.

    Our providers are giving up due to them not having anything worth a damn to really deal with the reasons we are declining..well what good will it do for us to PAY a shrink when it is their guilt from not having anything that is running their lives and trying to run ours.

    I am wondering how many people and conditions are getting this lip service.
    And if it's only one condition..well stop the fing drama Bruno you VAMPIRE.
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    Lindox,
    I dont pretend to have the answer for anyone else, but have you thought about how the crutches may affect you in years to come? Not that I am invested one way or the other...but a 60 year old friend of mine who was injured at 17 made life hell for himself by refusing to make use of a powerchair. His arms and shoulders are junk and he has constant pain form it...unable to feed himself currently because of it.

    He now says he wished he had taken advantage of the powerchair for outside the home type stuff and saved his upper body joints a bit.


    As for the shrink thingie...it is a ass covering thing now if anyone seems sad or angry. If anyone freaks out and kills someone or themselves...the care provider can say they suggested counseling.


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    My doctors when first trying to diagnose me dismissed my "abnormalities" that showed up on my EMGs as non-events. They told me I should go see someone and that they may be able to help me. They also felt that since my roommate/best friend is in a chair I was wanting to be like her. That was 4 years ago....now I have progressed in my disease that everyone can tell there is something wrong with me...I wonder which is better for them...dismissing you or telling you something you already knew once they themselves could not deny it any longer???

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    Quote Originally Posted by thenose
    Lindox,
    I dont pretend to have the answer for anyone else, but have you thought about how the crutches may affect you in years to come? Not that I am invested one way or the other...but a 60 year old friend of mine who was injured at 17 made life hell for himself by refusing to make use of a powerchair. His arms and shoulders are junk and he has constant pain form it...unable to feed himself currently because of it.

    He now says he wished he had taken advantage of the powerchair for outside the home type stuff and saved his upper body joints a bit.


    As for the shrink thingie...it is a ass covering thing now if anyone seems sad or angry. If anyone freaks out and kills someone or themselves...the care provider can say they suggested counseling.

    thenose,
    I love the picture of your puppy.
    And do realize that years of overuse causes joint deterioration..same as it does for anyone that live past 40 I imagine.

    I will realize WHEN it is time to go to wheelchair use. And not be insane about it. Just now isn't the time. And sitting for too long when you have metal in most of your hips and lower body is NOT comfortable either in anyway.

    This comment being made by my supposed used to be medical provider isn't what I expected if he really does know me..which he must not by his comment.

    He has suggested this before..why I don't know except he is reading what the biggies think and beleives every word of it.
    What would be beneficial would be crutch tips that can defy hydroplaning. Of course we don't have that capability.

    I am not depressed, suicidal, manic, or even have a criminal record of any kind. Thus his referral might be better used by someone that does. I have no alcohol or drug addiction..or desire to kill.

    AND think that this shrink being used to treat a physical condition is BS.
    The biggies have done all the papers on people that have had polio..and the ones with the most emotional
    upset are those that recovered the most thus if they have problems loosing NORMAL then let them be analyzed. If they choose to be.

    If that's all they got..well they can keep it.

    Your post kind of shows WHY we don't need this FAD.
    And that is what it is. A melodrama to benefit highly educated people that don't have one iota of common sense.

    I won't though lay down and let these people bring ANOTHER misconception for their profiteering.
    This damn disease isn't going to take my mind ever..it
    can't. So medical experts why not use your writing skills to formulate a descent crutch tip. Because I am going to need many more before this is over.
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    I had some serious left arm and chest pain. Went in to the see the doc right away and got stuck with a dfferent doc than my normal guy. A Russian physician new to the team. She listened to my back and wrote me a script for Prozac.

    I had an appointment the next day at Walter Reed with my physiatrist and told him. He wheeled me directly to the EKG lady. Asked if I punched the nitwit. I was very tempted but left it at informing her this is why more women than men die from heart attacks. My EKG was ok. I had an entrapped nerve but it seems with all the UTIs, etc., we are at higher risk for endocarditis. Man, that bugger hurt and ate a couple asprin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Pendleton
    I had some serious left arm and chest pain. Went in to the see the doc right away and got stuck with a dfferent doc than my normal guy. A Russian physician new to the team. She listened to my back and wrote me a script for Prozac.

    I had an appointment the next day at Walter Reed with my physiatrist and told him. He wheeled me directly to the EKG lady. Asked if I punched the nitwit. I was very tempted but left it at informing her this is why more women than men die from heart attacks. My EKG was ok. I had an entrapped nerve but it seems with all the UTIs, etc., we are at higher risk for endocarditis. Man, that bugger hurt and ate a couple asprin.
    Glad to hear that it was NOT heart related. Sorry Sue..that you have to be exposed to this type of care.

    Prozac..yep the cure all for all.

    Another reason NOT to go into the chair until and unless it is ABSOLUTELY necessary. And I am so sorry that it is for so many people.

    Especially when we get over 45, 55..yuck etc.
    How many after going into the chair have hypertension..heart attacks..blood clots..insane cholesterol levels? Why not do a study in that area?
    Then maybe more money would be devoted so those that can't afford to go swimming..and get standing frames and those FES bikes and any other way to stay moving could be stayed moving.

    BTW when is your shrink appointment? Hey you got the Prozac already. Not funny really. Who is teaching these newage wonder docs anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindox
    Glad to hear that it was NOT heart related. Sorry Sue..that you have to be exposed to this type of care.

    Prozac..yep the cure all for all.

    Another reason NOT to go into the chair until and unless it is ABSOLUTELY necessary. And I am so sorry that it is for so many people.

    Especially when we get over 45, 55..yuck etc.
    How many after going into the chair have hypertension..heart attacks..blood clots..insane cholesterol levels? Why not do a study in that area?
    Then maybe more money would be devoted so those that can't afford to go swimming..and get standing frames and those FES bikes and any other way to stay moving could be stayed moving.

    BTW when is your shrink appointment? Hey you got the Prozac already. Not funny really. Who is teaching these newage wonder docs anyway?
    I tore the script up in the car. But I will be posting a paper I asked a bone specialist about at a recent symposium hosted by Johns Hopkins for the non-trauma community. When I did need tested for blood flow to my lower legs the normal test comes back false negative (I hope anyway) because excess tone shoves blood through the arteries. Many of us who are incomplete often feel a lot more tone or spacticity than a doctor sees. So they go by the cuff readings on the ankles. In my case the doc was young and confused. He took the stehoscope off and turned on the speaker. I could identify for him the tone signal change from a test for a DVT I once had.

    There are some tests I've seen done about the effect arm bikes have on cholesterol but I've never checked the results. Once I scan the other paper in I'll add how to help keep bones healthy and then look up what the tests showed, if anything.

    Many European docs tend to think Americans are wimps or hypochondriacs. Considering the number of kids with sore ears in ERs maybe they are right. But Prozac for chest pain with my history in front of her? Glad they didn't keep her when they moved.
    Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnifer
    Does this count? When I first became paralyzed, the ER docs thought I was faking it. Even when they were poking me with sharp instruments and I wasn't flinching, I still got asked a whole barrage of questions like .. does your mom or dad hurt you .. anyone die in your family recently .. etc
    They thought you were faking? How insanely rude! I doubt they'd do that to a man. How did you react?

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