Battles with the Male Medical Ego

I’ve run up against the Male Medical Ego, head first. Yes, again. I still live in hope that those creatures will become extinct.

As they insist in treating a sinus infection, which they are adamant is viral and which I am equally adamant isn’t (I should know as I’ve had two sinus surgeries for the damn things), with amoxicillin which hasn’t worked on me since I was 10, I am too sick for chemotherapy. I am too sick for radiotherapy and I will continue to be too sick.

So all cancer treatment has been suspended. In all fairness, I think my existence has escaped their attention at this point.

On a positive note, I have a 74% chance of survival from the surgery alone.

My throat hurts. My face hurts. My head hurts. My glands hurt. I’m pretty pissed off.

Here’s a pretty picture of me in my latest sun hat.

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3 thoughts on “Battles with the Male Medical Ego

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  2. I used to work in the IT dept of a hospital. the dr’s were the worst with computer problems, because it points out their weaknesses. this made them cling to their righteousness. It was difficult to endure. I kissed a little ass, comforted that fragile ego, used their own vocabulary back at them. it made a world of difference. good luck to you and god bless. and you totally rock that hat!

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