okay well thank you for that determination doctor. I was wondering if I was wrong like she said by not listening to her and going to physical therapy first. Well I found another doctor and he is new to the area. I will go see him October 8. How can I get this new doctor to do his own evaluations on me medical issues? I don't understand why they feel they need to get other physicians records all the time. If we the patients felt another doctor as helping us we would still be with them. I never sign their release forms asking for my records from other doctors. Is there anything I can do doctor to prevent this from happening again? I am feeling very let down these days with the medical doctors especially in this area where I live.
Please doctor do not misinterpret what I am saying I am no way talking about you at all. You have helped me more then any doctor I have every seen in person and you are online. I am grateful to your expertise and patience through this medical journey we have been on together the last year.
well doctor its not fair to have another doctor say something about me that is not true or to elude that I get my medical help online from other doctors and don't listen to the one who is actually treating me. This is unprofessional and unethical in my opinion.
Thank you again for being here for me. I will get back with you when I can get my hands on the reports she won't give them to me she said they will need to be transferred to a doctor. She just wants to know who I am going to so she can ruin that relationship. The devil even shows in hand in the medical industry. I will get a copy of the records and read them to you.
Doctor Chip only,I just received a voice mail message from my doctors office. The message form the nurse was I needed to see an orthopedic surgeon as I have torn the meniscus. CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS DOCTOR? AD SHE WANTED ME TO GO TO PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR THIS? OH MY GOSH!!! I am livid!!! Doctor my knee has been hurt for about 3 weeks or more now and I had to fight to get the MRI and because I went over her head to get the MRI approved and was dismissed because of this. I am just sick over this.
They gave me two doctors to choose from and of course it was after hours when they called so I could not reach anyone but left a message of who I prefer they refer me to. I received the report via fax here is what it says:
Menisci: Gross;y abnormal. there is a complex area of high signal intensity seen predominantly along the inferior surface of the junction of the body and posterior horn of the medical meniscus. A superimposed apical tear at the body is also noted. The lateral meniscus is discoid having lateral dimension of 21mm. No tear is seen, despite its discoid configuration.
Cruciate Ligaments: Intact
collateral ligaments: Intact
Patellofemoral compartment: Patellar an quadiceps tendons are normal.
No significant effusion.
Joint spaces and articular surfaces: Fluid is seen in the lateral compartment. the articular cartilage is otherwise well preserved.
Periarticular soft tissues: fluid is noted in the popliteus tendon sheath, a non specific finding and usually representing a reservoid for joint fluid.
Other finddings: None significant
1) Complex tear involing the predominately the undersurface and apex of both the body and posterior horn of the meniscus as described in detail above.
2) Discoid lateral meniscus without a tear
3) Tenosynovitis of the popliteus tendon.
Doctor is it possible that the meniscus could heal itself?
I have a lot of the pain under control with ice and celebrex. Once in a while I get a pain shooting up my thigh and the inside of my thigh feels tender and that tenderness goes up pretty high. I just came from the physical therapy for the positional vertigo. The therapists said you have vertigo but you do not have positional vertigo.
He ask why I haven't been back I told him I hurt my knee and explained what had happened. I also explained about the doctor putting me on a 30 day notice since she is the one show sent me to him in the first place. He said if I were you I would call and apologize to her because she is the doctor you want to keep seeing. I said what I have nothing to apologize for I haven't done anything wrong. In my opinion the doctors owes me an apology. I have the right as a patient to ask for a certain xray and I also have a right to call my own insurance carrier to see what is covered and what is not.
I have had like heartburn all day. I took a Zantac and took a couple of tums, took a baby aspirin. No real pain just feels like heartburn. Its 11:06pm here and I still have it .Not sure if its stress or what I have alot of stress going on right now.I drank some milk and ice water it felt like it was cooling it down but still here. It also feltlike the heartburn was moving down in the V area of the top of my stomach. I can't see the surgeon until 10/31 he is booked. I haven't received the reports yet on the cervical or the lumbar MRI. i will call and ask tomorrow for a copy of the report.
Let me know what you think about this heartburn feeling please.