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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyGeek View Post
    Oh ok. I'm glad that you're going, but sorry, I don't have any tricks. You're just going to have to blurt it out even though it's awkward. The awkward feeling will pass.
    that's what I was afraid of

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    that's what I was afraid of
    Yeah the important thing is that that awkward feeling will be over very soon. It really won't take that long to tell him/her what's going on. Of course, I don't know what kind of tests they'll need to do, but those won't be as awkward.

    Maybe just don't think about it right now and give yourself a treat after you go. Maybe a giant ice cream sundae? New clothes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyGeek;216863I2
    Yeah the important thing is that that awkward feeling will be over very soon. It really won't take that long to tell him/her what's going on. Of course, I don't know what kind of tests they'll need to do, but those won't be as awkward.

    Maybe just don't think about it right now and give yourself a treat after you go. Maybe a giant ice cream sundae? New clothes?
    i need.new.clothes but

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    It depends on the doctor, frankly. A couple of years ago, my primary care physician gave me a written prescription for sunlight because my tests revealed that my body's level of vitamin D was waning. Given that I was pale at the time, it could have been interpreted as crass, but obviously he was just lightening the mood. Little things like that show that your doctor takes you, as a person, into consideration. It doesn't matter whether they do this out of an emotional drive to comfort, or whether they do it because they probably know the medical benefits of staying positive. As long as they're not strictly utilitarian about how they conduct their practice, it gives me peace of mind.

    Sometimes it requires a sustained relationship with a primary care physician to make use of this comforting aspect of modern medicine, so being avoident or prejudiced about the bureaucracy of it can be counter-productive - especially if you have the financial privileges necessary to afford decent healthcare. It's sort of a rarity in the States for those who don't match the criteria for government aid. If I were you, @prplchknz, I would be mindful of this. You probably are aware of it though.

    As a side note, the argument against socialised heathcare that claims beach bums exploit the system is by and large absurd.

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    I really like it actually. Love getting all my stats and blood work and this and that. Love asking what this does and that does. Also think it's funny that when they try to test reflexes mine don't really do anything, and when they take my blood pressure they ask if I'm on sedatives. BORN THIS WAY.

    Prpl, it's maybe a little embarrassing but I do believe doctors and medical pros generally want to help. There are 3 nurses and a doctor in my extended family and if they knew one of the people they were caring for was ashamed of something to disclose, and they could be helped, they would be heartbroken because they take their responsibility to their patients very seriously. If your doctor doesn't make you feel comfortable, it is worth looking at someone new, however if you feel respected and cared for by your current physician you should give them a chance.



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    I don't mind the doctor so much, but the hospital....

    Fuck that noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    I really like it actually. Love getting all my stats and blood work and this and that. Love asking what this does and that does. Also think it's funny that when they try to test reflexes mine don't really do anything, and when they take my blood pressure they ask if I'm on sedatives. BORN THIS WAY.

    Prpl, it's maybe a little embarrassing but I do believe doctors and medical pros generally want to help. There are 3 nurses and a doctor in my extended family and if they knew one of the people they were caring for was ashamed of something to disclose, and they could be helped, they would be heartbroken because they take their responsibility to their patients very seriously. If your doctor doesn't make you feel comfortable, it is worth looking at someone new, however if you feel respected and cared for by your current physician you should give them a chance.
    I don't have a current doctor so I'm going to a.clinic that takes.my insurance.and try.to get a referal.I'm scared necause I don't know if they're gonna be mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I need to go, but I hate it and I'm scared they're gonna share why I'm there and it's extremely embarrasing, and than everyone's gonna make fun of me.
    They're not and it's against the law for them to do so.
    I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceecee View Post
    They're not and it's against the law for them to do so.
    Medical confidentiality is a thing yo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    Medical confidentiality is a thing yo.
    I guess if people actually saw what the federal regulations were, likely fines, absolute annihilation of a health care practice/facility/ambulatory center/pharmacy...etc for violations of HIPAA (just for starters, state laws are additional), they wouldn't feel so threatened. One thing I'm keeping an eye on is the ARod lawsuit. MLB could be in a world of shit for this.
    I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.

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