Well, I’m home now from my doctor’s visit. He said the stitches were no longer there, so apparently they came out early. Maybe that was the cause of my pain yesterday.
He also said that he could not recall having to give pain medication to anyone for such a simple procedure. I told him for a simple procedure it sure didn’t feel like simple pain to me.
The doctor just shrugged and said everyone responds to pain differently. If he was attempting to make me feel a bit small, he succeeded. The man was just plain rude.
Driving Home From Doctor’s Visit:
But once I was in my car driving home I told myself not to let a little man make me feel small. His bedside manner left something to be desired, so I will not be going back to see him for anything.
I had asked him if I should swish salt water in my mouth, and he said I could if I wanted to. He was very cavalier and didn’t schedule a follow-up appointment because he didn’t feel it was necessary.
I’m so glad that my primary care doctor is a woman. That’s not to say that male physicians are bad, but he reminded me of my ex-husband. And I recall that he always got bad reviews from patients.
I imagine this male doctor gets bad reviews as well with his bad attitude. Most people don’t take well to being patronized. Who wants to pay someone to treat them badly?
P.S. I just read the comments and someone mentioned trigeminal neuralgia. I’ve had that a number of times and I completely forgot about it. That could be what happened and I just didn’t realize it.
I’ve had trigeminal neuralgia a number of times since I was hit in the head with a heavy box in 1998. It has been a problem off and on since then.
I call my primary care doctor when this happens and she calls in medication to the pharmacy. And it’s usually gone within 3-4 days after taking the medication.