Author Topic: Women and Pain Management  (Read 1772 times)

Sandra Craft

  • Surprisingly OK
  • Global Moderator
  • The Cure for Boredom is Curiosity. There is No Cure For Curiosity.
  • *****
  • Posts: 8860
  • Gender: Female
Re: Women and Pain Management
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2015, 01:52:21 AM »
Not uncommon for women to be told their health problems are due to stress, lack of sleep, weight, or any number of things.

The stupidest thing I ever had a doctor tell me, when I was in my 20s, was that I was too young to have anything be seriously wrong with me.  My first thought was to wonder if he had gotten his diploma out of a box of Cracker Jack, my second thoughts were of 5 yr olds with brain tumors and 10 yr olds with leukemia.  I didn't say anything, but I think the look on my face gave me away -- the last few minutes of our visit were very strained, and I did not see him a second time.
Sandy

  
"I think this is the prettiest world -- as long as you don't mind a little dying, how could there be a day in your whole life that doesn't have its splash of happiness?"  from The Kingfisher, by Mary Oliver

Magdalena

  • Butterfly of Doom.
  • Don't Pray in My School, and I Won't Think in Your Church
  • *****
  • Posts: 7827
  • Gender: Female
  • Angry hippies need to smoke cheap weed.
Re: Women and Pain Management
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2015, 02:29:53 AM »
Not uncommon for women to be told their health problems are due to stress, lack of sleep, weight, or any number of things.

The stupidest thing I ever had a doctor tell me, when I was in my 20s, was that I was too young to have anything be seriously wrong with me.  My first thought was to wonder if he had gotten his diploma out of a box of Cracker Jack, my second thoughts were of 5 yr olds with brain tumors and 10 yr olds with leukemia.  I didn't say anything, but I think the look on my face gave me away -- the last few minutes of our visit were very strained, and I did not see him a second time.

The stupidest thing I ever had a doctor tell me was that the pain I felt on the left side of my abdomen was in my head. Like you, I didn’t say anything, but I thought, “Um...No, I’m pretty sure the pain is on the left side of my abdomen...not my head.” I did not see him a second time.

By the way, BooksCatsEtc, it's nice to 'see' you again. :daisies:


“I've had several "spiritual" or numinous experiences over the years, but never felt that they were the product of anything but the workings of my own mind in reaction to the universe.” ~Recusant

"...What seems to be is always better than nothing..." ~Doobie Brothers.

Sandra Craft

  • Surprisingly OK
  • Global Moderator
  • The Cure for Boredom is Curiosity. There is No Cure For Curiosity.
  • *****
  • Posts: 8860
  • Gender: Female
Re: Women and Pain Management
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2015, 04:16:42 AM »
By the way, BooksCatsEtc, it's nice to 'see' you again. :daisies:

Aw, thank you!  I love daisies.

Did you ever find out what the pain in your abdomen was?
Sandy

  
"I think this is the prettiest world -- as long as you don't mind a little dying, how could there be a day in your whole life that doesn't have its splash of happiness?"  from The Kingfisher, by Mary Oliver

Magdalena

  • Butterfly of Doom.
  • Don't Pray in My School, and I Won't Think in Your Church
  • *****
  • Posts: 7827
  • Gender: Female
  • Angry hippies need to smoke cheap weed.
Re: Women and Pain Management
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2015, 06:06:24 AM »
Did you ever find out what the pain in your abdomen was?
It's a long story, but the answer to your question is, yes.  :)


“I've had several "spiritual" or numinous experiences over the years, but never felt that they were the product of anything but the workings of my own mind in reaction to the universe.” ~Recusant

"...What seems to be is always better than nothing..." ~Doobie Brothers.

Davin

  • Has Finally Learned to Not Feed The Trolls
  • *****
  • Posts: 6927
  • Gender: Male
  • (o°-°)=o o(o*-°)
    • DevPirates
Re: Women and Pain Management
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2015, 01:36:37 PM »
Did you ever find out what the pain in your abdomen was?
It's a long story, but the answer to your question is, yes.  :)

Always question all authorities because the authority you don't question is the most dangerous... except me, never question me.

Magdalena

  • Butterfly of Doom.
  • Don't Pray in My School, and I Won't Think in Your Church
  • *****
  • Posts: 7827
  • Gender: Female
  • Angry hippies need to smoke cheap weed.
Re: Women and Pain Management
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2015, 06:13:41 PM »
Did you ever find out what the pain in your abdomen was?
It's a long story, but the answer to your question is, yes.  :)

Ha-Ha! ;D
No! >:(
It wasn't anything like that. It was no big deal, really. Just took large quantities of Pepto-Bismol and that took care of my little problem:
Spoiler: show

You see? It was just a tiny benign tumor--No big deal.


“I've had several "spiritual" or numinous experiences over the years, but never felt that they were the product of anything but the workings of my own mind in reaction to the universe.” ~Recusant

"...What seems to be is always better than nothing..." ~Doobie Brothers.