Thought it was appropriate to watch this movie again since I am once again getting another blood transfusion.? I am hopeful this is the last time that the stupid doctor error gets in the way of me having a better life.? I am in process of trying to make him pay for his error.? We shall see how that all turns out in a few months.
I am awaiting news from the doctor whom I wish to sue.? I think my email to him was well constructed and explained the losses I have suffered due to his mistake. He is checking with his insurance to see how to handle things.? I am hopefully they will tell him to just settle.? I should know in a few days.
I required a second blood transfusion on wednesday because basically my counts were near nothing, meaning almost dead again.? To give everyone the short history, hopefully not to bore you, I have Crohn’s disease, which mainly is a problem where my digestive system is poor.? So I have been going to this doctor (Gastroenterologist) and for a few years he seemed to be helping.? But recently, a few months ago, he thought it was necessary to give me a drug that I have learned is usually only reserved for Leukemia patients!? And this lovely drug , the side effects, it kills all of your red and white blood cells and poisons your bone marrow!? I guess I am an idiot for not doing needed research myself.? But I trusted this dickwad doctor, something I have learned for the future is unwise.? Doctors are now pretty low on my list of trustworthy individuals.? Most really are just out for a profit, and to quote a friend, are sheisters!? So here is a short email excerpt I sent him:
Mercaptopurine causes myelosuppression, suppressing the production of white blood cells and red blood cells. It may be toxic to bone marrow. Weekly blood counts are recommended for patients on mercaptopurine. The patient should stop taking the medication at least temporarily if there is an unexplained, abnormally large drop in white blood cell count, or any other blood count.
The above paragraph states to me pretty clearly that Doctor should not have waited 30 days to test my blood even if 6MP was a drug that might have been appropriate to my condition.? He should have tested it 7 days after beginning the drug, given he was sure I should take it, which again, I disagree with now seeing what the drug actually is and the contraindications.? He claims this was within the Standard of Care for Crohn?s Disease.? However I disagree given the low severity I was experiencing at the time.
Have a look at the wikipedia entry on this poisonous drug:? Mercaptopurine
But he said no money and that he made no mistake.? I guess almost killing me does not qualify as a mistake on his part?? Right?? I need to talk to a lawyer later in the week to determine if it is worth pursuing.? I still feel a bit weak mid day and need to rest or take a nap but hopefully that will pass and I will get more energy. or not
Shot from Willy Wonka, a classic film (Gene Wilder)
I got up early to redo the hawk, and I have a doctor visit scheduled.? My poor tummy just will not work right.? I have been going to a gastro doc for a few years.? He is a good guy, and has put me on this drug to help.? He claims there is no data to support a correlation between dietary restrictions/changes with problems during digestion(Crohn’s disease specifically).? However after several years of messing around with my own diet, I have come to the conclusion that two things are bad for my stomach.? First, red meat.? Terrible repercussions if I have any form of this.? Second, dairy.? Eat a big hunk of cheese, and well, lets just say, not pretty.? I also think it is best for me to keep my intake of chicken and turkey limited too.? I have wavered back and forth between being a vegetarian for a while now.? Not really due to the moral implications, but rather just simply due to my own health.? It is more difficult to find alternative sources of protein , but it is easier to do in California than say in Missouri :)? So wish me luck at the doctor.? More later.