Chejai wrote: Honestly LG, that's disgusting but sadly, too familiar for me here in Oz. I'm glad you held your ground and got through it but this endless judgement, prejudice and obnoxious behaviour we have to endure is outrageous. We are meant to be in the PC era (Politically Correct) and get constantly bawled out for using inappropriate terms for bloody everything - yet, something like HepC we're still treated like pariahs by so many.
The Liver Clinic I attend in the Public Hospital has posters everywhere about staff not accepting verbal abuse, threats, intimidation etc (fair enough) yet I've still had to endure some Specialists 'attack' me and the general Hepc patient population for our appalling 'lifestyles' and treatment of our bodies!
Aaaah, yes, it's time to bring out the
I feel better already
Yes Chejai! So LG we too are treated appalling
I'm in the music industry as you know and also spent a lot of years at the coal face in classrooms
Also a coastal rural area
So I got dumped 'on the bench' in Trials Clinic waiting for the trial that never came. I will never forget the first day I went down that rabbit warren to the clinic located in one of our major public hospitals
The receptionist looked at me and omg I must have turned grey under my usual happy demeanour as she LOUDLY announced so the whole universe could hear " I saw your name on the list for today WHY ARE YOU HERE!!!" Noice, yup I taught her kids eons ago and she lives locally. Cut to a few weeks ago and I received my sms reminder to attend at the clinic
Of course by then I was already up and running thanks to James and Greg here, so I rang up to ask if seeing I had commenced tx on generics were they happy to monitor me, a reaonable inquiry
The same receptionist upon listening to me responded "you WHAT!!! Oh No No NOOOO!
It spiralled from there into a very strange case of being told "how do you even know what to take blah blah ...
Now I have managed in work, produced shows and dealt with many people so I know how to play the passive firm quiet game and held that attitude as I listened to this RECEPTIONIST rant away.
I haven't 'sacked' them, and I didn't get my script from them which is maybe a power issue, but the shenanigans at the clinic certainly aren't professional; talk about over familiar!!
Re blood collection
What a disgusting experience LG I have read it twice just to get my head around it. It's so true what Chejai says we are faced off with all these signs posted about conduct etc but hello please will you behave too when you're poking around in our arms. It's rank the treatment you got. My best friend is a path nurse. She would freak out at your experience LG
OKAY so to focus on something good
First bloods done you lucky
Waiting to hear how you go
Keep the posts coming LG I am three days behind you in tx and check in regularly xxxx
Thanks and yes my
to add to the bunch