"Made to feel like the aged are just a nuisance"
About: Royal Perth Hospital / Continence Nurse Royal Perth Hospital Continence Nurse Perth 6000 Royal Perth Hospital / Stomach, Bowel and Liver Care (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) Royal Perth Hospital Stomach, Bowel and Liver Care (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) Perth 6000
Posted by worthless (as ),
I was referred by my GP to specialist services at RPH - Gastro and Continence Urology department.
At the Gastro clinic I spoke with a doctor on two occasions, and after a test appeared to be okay, I believe they Googled a diet for me to try, and to see them in about four weeks. I don’t smoke, drink, eat fast food and I exercise daily and eat quality food. Is that the best the doctor can do, Google a diet? No prognosis yet though.
At the Urology clinic I was interviewed by a nurse, and was then asked to keep records of my situation at home and report back which I did. I had a small test, then my information was given to a doctor and a script was given to the nurse for me. I did not see the doctor. I awoke in agony each morning and the medication was not effective.
My own GP said to me - I am from a third world country, but we would not let you suffer like this.
In my 60s, I feel totally devalued, I have no worth or value, but probably am a good tool for the young doctors to practice on.
I recently attended a workshop called “Nuts and Bolts” presented by two leading medical specialists in Prostate problems. If only the doctors I saw at the RPH had of been there, they might of learnt something of value to aid their medical calling.