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I got a flu shot and an appointment for a vaginal ultrasound to look for fibroids yay. Last time I took my blood pressure at the grocery store it was 112/82. When the nurse took it it was a bit high, which it always is -- but what do you expect when you measure my blood pressure right after you have me step on the scale? Then, when the doctor took it it was 150-something over 90-something, which is actually not bad for immediately after talking to this doctor. My last two visits with her, it was 170-something over 100-something when she took it.

I have talked to her about the specific things she does that ring my alarm bells but it doesn't seem to make any difference. She questioned me, as usual, about my employment status and my employment prospects and my employment history. I gave the same answers I always give. She repeated my answers back to me with a questioning inflection. I would be able to believe that her intentions were friendly if she didn't repeat what I said back to me with a questioning inflection! And if she didn't ask me the same questions every time even though my answers haven't changed in years.

At least this time she did not ask, "Don't you ever get tired of not working?"

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Date: 2013-11-05 02:54 am (UTC)
sasha_feather: Uncle Iroh from avatar: the last airbender (Iroh)
From: [personal profile] sasha_feather
What a jerk!

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Date: 2013-11-05 03:05 am (UTC)
wordweaverlynn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] wordweaverlynn
Doesn't the doctor ever get tired of being a judgmental asshole?

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Date: 2013-11-05 05:07 am (UTC)
laurajv: Don't give me any wild ideas! (Default)
From: [personal profile] laurajv
some people put themselves in positions of authority because they just LOVE being judgmental assholes, unfortunately.

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Date: 2013-11-05 08:08 am (UTC)
bibliofile: Fan & papers in a stack (from my own photo) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bibliofile
Alas, that seems too accurate.

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Date: 2013-11-05 03:45 am (UTC)
kathmandu: Close-up of pussywillow catkins. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kathmandu
...how is it any of their business whether you're employed? Doctors are supposed to ask about your general life just enough to ascertain how it's affecting your health. If the answer is "Same as last year, no major changes," they should stop. It's not like you were there to claim unemployment benefits.

And she should have changed the things that ring your alarm bells.

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Date: 2013-11-05 08:33 pm (UTC)
the_siobhan: It means, "to rot" (Default)
From: [personal profile] the_siobhan
Yeah, I could maybe see asking if it was causing you any stress. But that's it.

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Date: 2013-11-05 03:49 am (UTC)
sonia: Quilted wall-hanging (Default)
From: [personal profile] sonia
Sorry to hear that. I assume there are reasons to keep seeing her. Sounds to me like she's jealous. Which she should keep to herself rather than making it your problem.

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Date: 2013-11-06 03:34 am (UTC)
kalmn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kalmn
I should come visit. Then I will bite her.

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Date: 2013-11-05 06:15 am (UTC)
jinian: (no comment)
From: [personal profile] jinian
Wow.

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Date: 2013-11-05 06:32 am (UTC)
malnpudl: (Default)
From: [personal profile] malnpudl
Oh, yikes. That's appalling and insufferable.

suggestion

Date: 2013-11-06 02:38 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Would it be possible to do the following at the next visit: ask the nurse if she'd mind measuring your bp first? If it were good, you could ask to have it measured again after she measured your weight. And again after talking to doc. If the measurements went as predicted it would be useful data that the dim mechanic might understand.

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