• What's up?

    Asked by Gizz on Sunday, May 19, 2019

    What's up?

    Ever since I had my EUC, my family have been treating me extra attentive . The doctor had talked to them after the procedure. They didn't say much what he had talked to them about. Could he have said something that I am unaware of. Won't go and see my Surgeon till the end of the month to start making a plan. Am I just being paranode?

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Probably, If there was an issue that was serious, most likely the doctor would have told you about it. I've never seen a doctor that would hold information from a patient. All of us here at WhatNext wish you the best for a speedy recovery.

      about 1 month ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Per HIPAA laws, its illegal for a doctor (or anyone) to tell anyone about your medical situation, other than you and those you give permission to know. If you are incompetent and/or have signed over your healthcare rights to your family, the doctor would deal with the family.

      If you aren't incompetent, maybe this is a good time to remind the doctor you want him or her to be honest with you about your health. Also tell your family the same. Best wishes.

      about 1 month ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      The important thing I left out was that you are apparently fortunate to have a kind and loving family who wants to take care of you! A great problem to have!

      about 1 month ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Around here, the doctor would not have talked to your family, because it is illegal-HIPAA-unless you gave him specific permission to do so. I would tell the doctor this left you scared and mistrustful of him. I have medical proxies-son and adult grandson--and the doctors don't tell them anything.

      I would talk to the doctor about all of the above--Just why did he talk to the family?? Just how bad off were you?? and you don't want this to happen again.

      30 days ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Oh, 2017- i had a colonoscopy-endoscopy--i had anesthesia-and you know that they wouldn't have had put me under if I had a fever, odd blood pressure. Anyway I woke up with stroke symptoms.- no voice-getting weaker quickly-etc. My family was told that I needed to go to the ER to find out what was wrong with me. After the scans-IVs-exams- etc. The doctors told my family in front of me that I didn't have a stroke, but I could have one later.. They gave us a print out of how to care for me-and what to look out for- which included-not getting better. They also were given a print out from the GI clinic about food- stomach gas, etc. This is the legal way to do this- and you should point this out to your doctor---

      Several weeks before my procedure, I went to the pharmacy, and a woman coughed on me---She said-- Oh no, people will get sick-- her man hugged and and said- there aren't any babies here----

      It took 7 months for all of the specialists, ER and Urgent Care doctors, and my family doctor to realize that the city had a senior Whooping Cough epidemic, and I was part of it. From feb 9 to late July, I couldn't speak. Obviously 70 years and cancer caused my childhood shots to wear out, so My family doctor gave me the MMR, pertussin, and whatever else a modern child should get.

      Anyway---don't let the doctor off of the hook because you were under anesthesia-- Anyway-- good luck--set up your legal independence now-

      30 days ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Gizz, with all of the above in mind, I DOUBT that your doctor told your family anything you don't know----however, the easy way to start finding out is by asking your family what he said to them, if you haven't already. Even if it was said in front of you, with anesthetic or pain killers in your system, you may not remember details.

      30 days ago

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