"Doctors not listening"
About: Fiona Stanley Hospital Fiona Stanley Hospital Murdoch 6150
Posted by feeling dismissed (as ),
Recently I was seen at the Connective Tissue Clinic by a Rheumatologist who had not seem me before. This person did not read my file beforehand, had this person done so they may have found the original referral was to a different person. I questioned this but felt somewhat dismissed. This person did not listen when I said I had extremely hypermobile joints and to be cautious and let me move myself rather than how this person would normally proceed with the examination. Consequently I now have a dislocated shoulder. I was able to put the G.H. (glenohumeral) joint back in myself but the A.C. (acromioclavicular) joint is a different story. Now, two weeks later the joint is still dislocated. I have seen doctors about this, but I have been told this type of dislocation cannot be put back in without surgery. However, I have also been told surgery is not an option for me.
Prior to this appointment my shoulder was in place and ok. Now it is not and I have been told to learn how to live with this dislocation. I use crutches so I need my arms to walk. This is totally unacceptable and I believe could have been prevented had this person listened.