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Re: [IP] Re: doctor says no...what to do?

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Sunday, February 07, 1999 4:07 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Re: doctor says no...what to do?

>> In a message dated 2/6/99 10:13:05 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>> email @ redacted writes:
>> << > Well my doctor called me and said
>>  > that he didn't think I would need it. I was crushed! I would like
>>  > some advice on what I should do next. I really like my doctor a
>>  lot. > I really thought he would give me the ok...I really just
>>  don't know > what I should do next.
>>  Get a new doc. Or maybe ask him to walk a day in your shoes
>>   Michael >>
>> Michael, I have read your responses to many others over the last
>> couple of weeks, and I think you must have been very tired when you
>> answered this one! If not, then 10 lashes with a wet noodle to you! 
>> I guess your 2 suggestions might make a difference.  But who's to
>> say the next doctor won't have the same outdated attitude? 
>It is possible that the next doc could be the same way, but there is 
>an old saying:
>"you don't get anything you don't ask for"
>> Realistically, unless he is also diabetic, how could he POSSIBLY
>> wear shoes that any of us here in this forum have to wear every
>> day??  
>I'm sure if he though about it a little bit he would decide perhaps 
>he would not like your life and maybe be a bit more cooporative.
>He could, for instance, take a 10 or 20 unit dose of N in the morning 
>and zip off to work. What fun that would be, especially he didn't 
>have a snack. I'm not being snide. He sounds like one of the docs 
>discussed here frequently. Your alive, that's enough -- but it's not. 
>He clearly has not considered your "quality of life" issues and 
>thinks he's done his job by giving you a regiemn that allows you to 
>continue life.
>I have no apologies about critisicism of a physician that say NO to 
>patient that is clearly trying to take steps to improve there medical 
>condition when they have a chronic disease.  "Old" thinking is the 
>single greatest impediment to modern treatment of diabetes -- 
> I say again -- if your doctor will not 
>cooperate -- get a new doc.
>email @ redacted
Thank -you Michael  !------ Jackie from Alaska

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