I'll tell you a little story. I had pain in my leg and had convinced myself I was short on breath and had chest pains. Convinced I was about to drop dead of a Pulmonary embolism I went to the doctor who said I had nothing to worry about but ordered the ct for peace of mind and alas, the doctor was right, i was wrong. Score 1 for the doctors.
I then had what I thought was a headache for three months straight and went to the doctor who said I passed the neurological exam with flying colours, my eyes looked fine and he was not worried in the slightest, but I being the medical expert I am insisted on a ct and alas the doctor was right and I was wrong. Score 2 for the doctors.
I was then once again convinced that I had a pulmonary embolism because I thought I had coughed up blood when In fact I had had a blood nose in my sleep, got another test and guess what? The doctors score rose yet another point.
And on this never ending cycle of ridiculousness I once again thought I had a brain tumor because of a long lasting headache and after another test, I again was wrong.
Finally, I started to burp after eating, all the fucking time. It was the most annoying symptom to date because it was tangible, it was real, i could feel it and others around me could see it. I was terrified, this was stomach or esophageal cancer for sure, I was doomed. I had a barium swallow which came back positive for some inflammation but nothing too drastic, but I wasn't convinced. I went for an endoscope. And damn me you know what they found? Mother flipping inflammation. The cure? Don't drink so much freaking coke.
Score 5 for the doctors. But Im giving the wide array of doctors I have seen extra points for putting up for my 0103 for the past 4 years and actually taking each complaint as as a credible complaint, and not ostracizing me from the real world and lumping me in with the looneys i belong with.
The doctors scored a clean 10. I'm in the negatives for being wrong all the godamn time
Relevance to this post, not a whole lot. I just felt like venting after a day where I had a headache that Ive had 100 times before but am convinced its a freaking brain tumor - that I just wrote the statistics for in a different post which would blow brain tumor worriers minds if we could actually allow ourselves to believe we are not all doomed to die at the hands of our own imaginations and our ridiculously unnecessary amount of medical knowledge built up from years of Dr Googles Tutelage.