I get my health care from the VA because I can't work and don't have health insurance. For some reason, they have psychiatrists practicing pain mgt. I have to go in once a month to get my Percocet refilled and had a good doctor who left for greener pastures. The doctor they stuck me with today normally counsels substance abusers. She was lecturing me about taking pain meds and that I didn't want to be doing it in two years and was just totally lacking understanding. When I got my medical records while waiting for my rx to be filled I found she wrote "Talks of pain but no sign of discomfort, was able to bend down and pick up a heavy handbag". Damn I was pissed off. I normally carry a small light purse, but it broke and all I could find was a large purse to carry, but it was not by any means heavy. This stupid bitch just made the assumption that large was synonymous with heavy. I was so upset upon reading this. It makes it appear that I am in no pain and just looking for drugs. Luckily there is a new doctor starting at the beginning of next month and supposedly I will see him,but I don't know what he'll be like. I am so upset I can't sleep. I was thinking of calling her (if she will talk to me) and lettting her now how upset I am about this. I want to let her know that she was wrong in assuming I was carrying a heavy bag and by the way, I was sitting and it was on the floor so I didn't even lift it very far.. Maybe this sounds ridiculous. I don't know. What do you think? Help.
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