Thursday, September 18, 2008

Megan Oltman: Take Back Your Life From Migraine Key #2

Megan Oltman of Free My Brain From Migraine Pain has created an E-course called Take Back Your Life From Migraine.

The six-step course was so good for me, I decided to share a few bits with you. Not gonna give away the course though! Sign up for it. Even if you don't have Migraine, odds are you know someone who does.

Check out her blog to sign up. Or you can sign up here.

Key #2: Get Medical Help


Identify issues to discuss with your current or new doctor....

Wow, issues to discuss with current doctor...if I cared about his opinion...

! Why did you hand me back my Migraine diary without even looking at it?? Have you any idea how much TIME I spent working on it?? I’ve had Migraine for 42 years. This diary was never about me. It was for YOU and it’s standard in Migraine care for migraineurs to keep a diary or journal for doctors.

! Why do you take such good care of the single most incompetent staff of any of the doctors I see–and I see plenty, I’m disabled– but care not a whit about your patients??

! Why was it always about YOU??

When I get a new doctor...

* I know nearly as much about Migraine as you do. Don’t tell me what you know. My last doctor charged me astronomical amounts of money to tell me everything he knew. It was virtually worthless when it came to patient care. Show me what you’re willing to do to work alongside me.

* If you don’t care what self-care things I do to manage Migraine, you’re an idiot.

* If you don’t care about Migraine symptoms other than pain, you’re fired.

Wow. That felt GREAT.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe it should say "Identify issues to discuss with your doctor, as well as the things that you may or may not say but really need to get off your chest!" :-)
    - Megan


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