The doctors know better than you... always
Did you know that it can cost between $200,000 and $500,000 to go through medical school? With those kinds of prices, finding the finances to finish your degree can be very difficult. Still, these young doctors-in-training are driven to learn everything they can to be able to help people out when they need it most. However, not everyone out there respects their opinion even with years of training under their belt. These people just wouldn’t take sound medical advice for an answer.
I asked a patient complaining of dizziness if she had ever been diagnosed with “vertigo.” The daughter chimed in and said “no, no, she’s a Libra…” I then laughed hysterically at her awesome joke. She was dead serious. (tbmtonada)
I took care of a child that got chicken pox. The mother was strongly anti-vax but was yelling at me “How can modern medicine not have a treatment for chicken pox?” She couldn’t grasp the concept that we do, she just refused it for her child. (smackey)
A memorable lady was utterly convinced that her friend got cancer because she quit smoking (not because she is a smoker). This lady had a mild goitre, and her reason for not quitting was that if she quit smoking the ‘lumps in my neck would turn to cancer.’ Could not be convinced otherwise.
Then I referred her to ENT for her hoarse voice and she was surprised how fast she was seen. I said ‘well you’re a smoker so they were worried you might have throat cancer’ “Smoking causes throat cancer?!?!” I always needed a strong coffee after her. (seattleissleepless)