"Unhelpful and abusive staff"
Posted by Yank66 (as ),
I have spent years suffering a wide variety of symptoms due to chrone's, and some symptoms that are hard to explain. I had been under the care of a doctor, until recently. I was emotionally and verbally assaulted by this doctor, in front of the whole cube, and all his subordinates, due to the frustrating inability to help explain a long term complaint of severe abdominal spasms, continuous vomiting, and profuse perspiration. This abuse includes comments made by this doctor, and various other staff at the Royal Brisbane, and the Ipswich Hospital, that I'm a drug seeking addict, all my problems are in my head, and that I attend hospital to escape my life. When told by this doctor to go elsewhere, as he had seemed to have his fill of me, I said I already had a referral to the PA and that he was surplus to my requirements, he blew his top and went off even more. I have witnesses to multiple acts of abuse towards me. I've even suffered bruising from nursing staff as they have man handeled me from using showers in ER, as diversion therapy.
I believe I've been made the butt end of a long term running joke at the Ipswich ER, due to what I think is a lack of education, and uneducated assumptions about me. This treatment I have received by these hospitals have caused me to give up on any belief that there is any doctor out there that really cares, and will listen, understand, and attempt to help me, and not just worry about how my problems affect their success ratios. I am a decorated war vet, who served without thought of my own health and safety, and now when the effects of my service has caused me great suffering, I feel I am abandoned as a second rate citizen, not worth the effort, and not able to have any quality of life. I have also emailed a doctor at the Ipswich, with a recounting of my woes, as my main antagonists are located there, and have made my life such a misery, that I don't attend any hospital, I have no specialist, pain management, and no GP. I am on my own, in my own private hell, fashioned by the Royal Brisbane Hospital, i.e. the doctor from the Royal Brisbane, and then a select few of senior staff of the Ipswich ER. My quality of life is unbearable at most, and my feelings toward myself are questionable at best, as self-harm sometimes tops my list of remedies. Since I am unable to bring myself to such a cowards end, I'm just left with what I don't know, because it sure isn't a life. Thanks Qld Health and your authorised representatives.