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    [–] WIBTA for writing a harsh review about a medical office and dropping the name of the doctor who saw me? themockingju 4 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    INFO: Why were you referred to a neuroSURGEON and only saw a PA?

    I'm in healthcare. I understand your frustration with how the appointment and subsequent calls have gone, but to me this reads like you don't know what healthcare providers you are seeing or why. The first thing is, a PA is NOT a doctor. A PA would have nothing to do with neurosurgery other than the fact they work for a doctor, similar to a nurse. Also, are you sure you're seeing a neurosurgeon and not a neurologist? They can work together but not all neurologist do surgery. Are you getting surgery?

    I think you've gone through trauma and are experiencing pain, but to help yourself in your care consider making notes of who exactly you're seeing, their specialty, and why you're seeing them. It'll help you keep track of who can actually help for the various symptoms and issues you're going through.

    This wasn't meant to be rude, I really hope you get the care you need.

    [–] Anyone experience sudden one eye problem? themockingju 2 points ago in MultipleSclerosis

    You need (1) to inform your neurologist ASAP and (2) see a different/better eye doctor, either optometrist or opthalmologist, depending on where you live. If it's iritis/uveitis eye drops could help, but given your medical history I'd be concerned about optic neuritis and your eyes need a full work up. Including a dilated exam and any imaging of the nerve they may have immediately available. If it is optic neuritis, you may need to be put on IV steroids (helps with the duration of the inflammation, but not the outcome unfortunately... the outcome being reduced vision, not necessarily blindness) and have an MRI done.

    Good luck.

    Source: am eye doctor and have had unilateral retrobulbar optic neuritis

    [–] AITA for telling my friends MCAT scores after he rubbed in getting into medical school over me in my grad party now my friends think he only got in because of Affirmative Action. themockingju 241 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    Right?? The process is more than just what is on paper. You have to interview because people can be great on paper and shit in person. This person told other people personal and private test scores about a "friend" to make themselves feel better. That's a very questionable thing to do as someone who wants to be an MD.

    [–] AITA for thinking that a girl about my age would automatically be friends and maybe hook up with me? I am 18, she is 17 and our families are traveling together. themockingju 12 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    Break that habit. All of this screams zero confidence and insecurity about yourself. It comes off like you don't know what you're talking about, ever. Don't excuse it, change. That goes for the content of this post and your constant use of "I guess".

    [–] Thats blackmail, not ransom themockingju 2 points ago in trashy

    Why do you assume her brother is underage? Grown men do send dick pics

    [–] TIFU by thinking I had dyslexia or something for 6 years themockingju 10 points ago in tifu

    Unless they're a pediatric opthalmologist, that's not really a better option. And most opthalmologists don't want generally healthy patients or patients with conditions that can be easily treated/monitored by optometrists. Their schedules are way too busy. They're also way more difficult to get scheduled with. So, no, that's not really a better option for your typical person.

    [–] Good question themockingju 9 points ago in BlackPeopleTwitter

    You're an idiot.

    [–] i wonder what’s going on in there... themockingju 12 points ago in trashy

    Wait, do you think girls don't wear Chucks? Especially white Chucks?

    [–] That’s not even his final form. themockingju 25 points ago in trashy

    The real trash is always in the comments.

    [–] Rant: I'm your doctor, please stop. themockingju 2 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    🤷‍♀️ prefer you not include my username, but I'm not going to stop you

    [–] Rant: I'm your doctor, please stop. themockingju 1 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    Omg. I feel for you. I try to be extra kind when calling customer support/service lines. I cannot imagine how much verbal abuse you have to deal with about shit you have nothing to do with.

    I had an issue with an airline that needed to be resolved. I didn't call for 2 weeks because everytime I started to dial I felt my blood pressure going up and the anger building. I knew I didn't want to be "that person" so I would hang up and try another day till I knew I wouldn't yell. Best of luck to you.

    [–] Rant: I'm your doctor, please stop. themockingju 2 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    You can tell the difference between nervous and creepy. Finding me on social media after the exam isn't nerves. Commenting on my appearance on the office's social media isn't nerves.

    [–] Rant: I'm your doctor, please stop. themockingju 2 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    I'm not voting on what you posted, mainly because of your edit. I would down vote you without that though.

    You appear to genuinely want to understand what the issue with what you said is. Basically, we live in a society. These people have been in society for 20+ years and are mentally aware and capable. By the time they get to me, I shouldn't be the one to have to change how they interact with people. They should know better. There are a million ways and reasons these people should know better. If you argue that's how people are due to biological instinct, you're a step away from justifying rape. Your viewpoint also borders on objectifying women as they can only be seen for romantic reasons by some. Like none of that is okay and seems like you've only read about the topic of society/males/females/romance/mating rather than experienced real interactions.

    Also, some people are just shitty people. These people aren't necessarily upstanding citizens. One had a reputation at a community health center for his disgusting behaviour towards female staff. His chart just hadn't been flagged. Your comment just comes off very apologetic towards these people who do shitty things because, in theory, you want to believe they're not shitty. But theory does not always translate to practice.

    [–] Rant: I'm your doctor, please stop. themockingju 2 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    Hey bud, just saw this now. I did not ask for a solution. I wanted to bitch/rant/vent. Whatever term you want to use. I'm not asking someone to solve my problems, because I've solved my own fucking problems regarding these issues. Why do you think I didn't say anything at the time? Why do you think I just allowed this behaviour in my clinic to continue? Because I didn't layout my resolution for each individual I described or have encountered? I literally titled this with the word "Rant".

    Whine some more about the harder working generation. Why don't you hear about other doctors with these issues? Well, why the fuck would they talk to you about it.

    [–] Rant: I'm your doctor, please stop. themockingju 2 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    I appreciate you. Overall, I very much love what I do and the majority of my patients seem to enjoy their care with me as I do with them. Some people just go way too far, and you need to find your outlets. I figured I'd try this once.

    [–] Rant: I'm your doctor, please stop. themockingju 2 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    For that one, I did request that and flagged their chart. It was a community health center so we checked with the other departments about his behaviour. He was... consistent, just nobody had done anything. They all just knew him by reputation.

    What I meant by approchable attractive is that people have said things to me in places like grocery stores, school, uber, just nonsexual settings. I genuinely don't know why people approach me to do so, but they do.

    [–] Rant: I'm your doctor, please stop. themockingju 75 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    Oh goodness, why did I never think of this?? Thank you for telling me to be assertive. With my meek female voice I never would've thought I could actually defend myself against brutes of this nature...

    Or I just wanted to bitch and used Reddit to do so, then this took off. How many people do you save with your deep, oh so helpful advice, my kind knight?

    [–] Rant: I'm your doctor, please stop. themockingju 45 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    That really is an awful situation you are in. I hope you get into PA school and are able to move on from there soon. Best of luck to you!

    [–] Rant: I'm your doctor, please stop. themockingju 1869 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    Yeah. I don't get it. I've had many people say blatantly fucked up sexual shit to me. I don't think I'm overly attractive, but maybe that's it? Maybe I'm approachable attractive so this fuckery just gets said to me, like I'm a safe target in their minds.

    Anyway, this particular human was terrible in everyway. I was glad to leave that exam room and flag his chart.

    [–] Rant: I'm your doctor, please stop. themockingju 23 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    This is so gross to hear and on their part. I'm so sorry this happens to you.

    [–] Rant: I'm your doctor, please stop. themockingju 29 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    Oh, thanks for the advice. It's almost as if I didn't mention actions I took to keep this post short and just to get out my rant. Thank goodness you're here to tell me how to handle my patients and life. I never thought of this. /s