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Day 4 Disheartening Doctors

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Delia, Jun 18, 2021.

  1. Delia

    Delia Newcomer

    Today's journal exercise is to consider the most disheartening thing a doctor has ever told me.
    I have seen so many doctors and consultants and specialists over the years that it is difficult to remember what they all said and how they all treated me.
    I remember going to see a podiatrist and after he examined and observed me he proceeded to tell me that I had a low pain threshold. I have also been told that the pain is all in my head and that it isn’t real. Sometimes I fee; that people don't believe me when I tell them how bad the pain is.
    I also feel medical professionals just consider the one area of my body that is effected and they don't look at me as a whole individual and a whole person. I believe that all the different bodily systems work in harmony together and therefore I feel the incorrect approach has been taken to diagnose my problems. On reflection, the way I’ve been treated by medical professionals has made me feel exhausted and I have lost trust in the medical system as a whole. It feels like a constant battle.
  2. hecate105

    hecate105 Beloved Grand Eagle

    Yes. It is really disheartening. When they say its all in your head - its like they mean it is made up. It isn't. The pain is real... But - it does come from our heads.... it is from our repressed stress built up over many years - our autonomic body system takes over and gives us pain to stop the emotional and psychological pain that we really have.
    How good would it be if Drs treated us as a whole being and were concerned at how we FELT?!
    But they rarely do - so you have to do it for yourself - and luckily we are our own best DR.... I saw hundreds over 22 years - but it is ME that cured ME! I am now healthy and that started with taking responsibility for my own health by reading Sarno books and doing the SEP on here. It was supported all the way by the wonderful folk on this forum who are always there with a kind/supportive word and/or advice.
    So - put your white coat on and treat yourself - you deserve it!!

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