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What the Frick?

Discussion in 'Other Hot Topics' started by Sigmund, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Sigmund

    Sigmund Waiting in Uber.

    Good evening.

    I'm kinda PO'd because I qualified for a program that gives basic medical health care. And I appreciate it very much but...

    When I went in to get my ear *fixed* a nurse came in and..

    A nurse came in and handed me a white bag that was stapled shut. I opened it and there were a dozen condoms in it. I said thank you but I don't need them and tried to hand them back. She sat down and she had a form and started to ask me questions. How many partners have I had? How many pregnancies have I terminated? When is the last time I had sex?

    I have to say, she was very uncomfortable and apologized over and over. She told me the program that was helping me to have medical care required the clinic to do this. She also advised me to ALWAYS take the condoms or I would no longer qualify.

    WTFrick? I understand if the *program* that subsidizes poor people who need medical care do not think poor people should not have any children or any more children but...it didn't sit well with me. What program is this? What are they going to do with my information? Who will be privy to my information?

    I didn't raise a ruckus because

    1. It was very obvious she was extremely uncomfortable doing all this crud and she kept apologizing for doing it.

    2. I wasn't feeling well and I just wanted to get my ear looked at and get treatment.( I was really dragging azz and miserable.)

    When I'm feeling better I will look into it and try to find out what the he11 is going on.

    Again, I appreciate the help but this does not sit well with me.

  2. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    I'd just ask if I had to put them all in my ear at once or if I could do it over a few days.


  3. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I don't blame you. It's wasteful and borderline 'classist'. I'm curious who funds the program, and how they justify such a requirement.
  4. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry that happened to you Sigmund - I'm not surprised though. It would be much better if they could say "We offer "this" to our clients - are you in need of that kind of service today, ma'am?"

    Bryan James I love that answer. Glad to see you back here.
  5. Sigmund

    Sigmund Waiting in Uber.

    Well, I already raised a ruckus because the *psychiatrist* I was seeing for my Xanax (I suffer from GAD) was NOT, in fact, a doctor (An R.N. with continued education in pysch. That's cool. I don't have problem with it. BUT, I do have a problem with a a person who is *flexing* his degree to mess with a clients meds.) and he was fricking with my Xanax and put me on an SSRI that I didn't need or want. Totally messed up my head. I did some research and the United Way was partially funding the clinic. I called them and narc'd . I had to make a formal complaint. Shortly there after the psych unit was closed. Bummer. (I do not believe I was the reason it closed.)

    Yeah, I do tend to be a b*tch about this crap.

  6. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I don't blame you. No one is going to watch over your health if you don't--that's just a fact. I'd question (even to the United Way) why questions and requirements to do with reproductive health are being invoked in non reproductive health situations. That's just ridiculous. Having patrons who are strapped for cash should not give license for invasive, embarrassing questions.
  7. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Guest

    Would give a shiny silver dollar to hear who is behind this cluster$%#@..
  8. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    When it comes to you own health, physical or mental, there is no reason not to be a bitch. I get very upset when doctors think they know your body better than yourself. Just because they have a pretty degree or two on the wall of their office doesn't make them in control of your body. Ask them questions you need to ask, Siggy. What you described above is a perfect example of our government being out of control. Needless procedures and/or prescriptions/materials being forced on the public.
  9. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    It's Stephen King's fault. Anyone will tell you that.....:lol:
  10. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    Once a year I watch the semi-comedy ruckus "Waiting..."

    Whenever I deal with ANY sort of professional, I always assume that they have tried to pull "The Goat" a few times before they finally got around to seeing me, and I never send food back.

    True story: One time I scheduled an almost-back-to-back appointment with my GP. He didn't remember that I had just seen him an hour before. No longer my GP.

    They WAY overbook and schedule ENDLESS followups, and most of them look at your (scribbled miasmatic mystery of a patient history) for less than five seconds before they walk in, glad-hand, and greet you (that's why the nurses always shut the door, not for their BS Federal Privacy reasons).

    Almost anyone with a good set of Foxfire books and a Boyscout Handbook can take care of most of your stuff outside of that completely corrupt industry.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2014
  11. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

  12. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Top of that list? My kids.

    WTH did condoms have to do with your ear. Siggy, have you been sticking penises in your ear? Maybe that's why you couldn't hear. Take the damn penis out of your ear Sigs. Problem fixed. ;;D
  13. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    :lol: I hate it when that happens!
  14. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Don't ya? Walking along, minding your own business and WHAM! penis in the ear.
  15. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Yep! And the looks that you get from people.....
  16. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    That's what happens when you change your mind at the last second.
  17. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    At least we don't have a leash on the thing. It's just a random act of nature -- I think Neil deGrasse Tyson did an episode on Cosmos about the fast moving nature of the Penis molecules in relation to the human ear and our galaxy.
  18. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I'm just goofin' on you Siggers. I hope your ear is better and you don't have to go through this crap for unrelated visits.
  19. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Did they finally get around to looking at, helping the ear issue? Healing vibes.
  20. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    Patient: Doctor, it hurts when I stick a penis in my ear.

    Doctor: Excuse me, my Mother is on the phone.

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