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QM i have a common name and my patient portal often asks me which of ten addresses. Your friend would for sure know if they had a history of stroke. I would bet its a data entry error - wrong person's records.
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Holy f... a friend of mine in the USA texted me. She accessed a patient portal as she got access today for the first time, and it turns out no one told her she had "a history of stroke" and that her liver is failing. Her current doctor isn't in network and had been considering autoimmune diseases. Hopefully she can send the relevant info to her doctor and get the medical help she needs.

How the f can doctors NOT tell people important stuff like this?!

I agree with the other that your friend would most likely know if she had a history of stroke. And if her liver is failing, then whatever doctor who ordered tests that showed that should have let her know. I think it's more likely that there's some sort of clerical error, like putting another patient's info in, or perhaps (in the case of stroke), someone clicking the wrong button doing data entry in the chart.

Does other information in there seem accurate? Like is there some medical issue or procedure she experienced that is NOT in the chart? Or is any personal information wrong? She should definitely contact whichever doctor's office would have entered the information to find out what's going on.
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Is it possible they've just got the wrong info for her? Wouldn't you know if you'd had a stroke?

ETA my ex was a Jr. and they got his and his dad's medical records mixed up more than once.
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QM i have a common name and my patient portal often asks me which of ten addresses. Your friend would for sure know if they had a history of stroke. I would bet its a data entry error - wrong person's records.
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I agree with the other that your friend would most likely know if she had a history of stroke. And if her liver is failing, then whatever doctor who ordered tests that showed that should have let her know. I think it's more likely that there's some sort of clerical error, like putting another patient's info in, or perhaps (in the case of stroke), someone clicking the wrong button doing data entry in the chart.

Does other information in there seem accurate? Like is there some medical issue or procedure she experienced that is NOT in the chart? Or is any personal information wrong? She should definitely contact whichever doctor's office would have entered the information to find out what's going on.
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Well this disposable heat pad from a pharmacy is not helping much.

Something is wrong that I'm having bothersome period pain despite 1000mg paracetamol (Tylenol in USA) and 400 mg ibuprofen (Naproxen/Aleve in USA) every 4 hours...?
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Well this disposable heat pad from a pharmacy is not helping much.

Something is wrong that I'm having bothersome period pain despite 1000mg paracetamol (Tylenol in USA) and 400 mg ibuprofen (Naproxen/Aleve in USA) every 4 hours...?

Hugs, that sounds miserable. Would you be able to go get checked out by a doctor?
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I think they're just trying to come up with sports at this point, so mixing two sports together. Like the canoe slalom that I watched a bit of the other day.
I was skeptical. Surely LT is pulling my leg, I thought. Canoe slalom? What in the world? Nope, they actually awarded medals Couch 230: Decent Communications for such a thing.

I'm not interested in the Olympics generally, but this is absurd. I really want them to include esports, now! Why is bowling not in there? Where is cricket? And golf? I don't follow any of these, but millions of people do! At best, there are fifty thousand people in the world who even know about canoe slaloming.

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I'm not interested in the Olympics generally, but this is absurd. I really want them to include esports, now! Why is bowling not in there? Where is cricket? And golf? I don't follow any of these, but millions of people do! At best, there are fifty thousand people in the world who even know about canoe slaloming.

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Yeah, when I turned on the canoe slalom, I was like, "What am I watching right now?" I do think things like bowling, golf, and cricket make sense. Baseball had been removed from the Olympics but was brought back this year.


Maybe they're just trying things to see what people watch? I mean, curling became a big thing in the Winter Olympics, and honestly, that seems sort of random. Oh, maybe they could add regular shuffleboard? And the tabletop kind they have in bars? Croquet? Cornhole/bean bag toss? Dodgeball? Ultimate Frisbee? (this is when someone tells me one or more of those is already in the Olympics...)
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Iím old enough to remember when tennis was not an Olympic sport. (It had been early on, but was discontinued until the 1980s.)

I googled weirdest Olympic sports and...pistol duelling? Tug of war? Town planning? I think my favorite was solo synchronized swimming.

Dodgeball and shuffleboard are apparently trying to become Olympic sports.
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Olympic cornhole got a laugh out of me. Technically there is some skill involved.
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Hugs, that sounds miserable. Would you be able to go get checked out by a doctor?
Yes, just have to weigh the pros and cons of public healthcare (low cost, long wait) to get referred (more waiting but also lower cost) vs private clinic.

Friend I live with says one particular nearby private clinic has a pretty experienced gynaecologist. Heavily considering that although it's quite expensive.

Bit shocked I got my period with so much pain etc because I'm on the Depo-Provera shot for like 6 months already with zero periods or pain.
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Kit, I saw your Dear T post. I'd contact Dr. K and see if he has a sooner appointment. Sending hugs...
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Iím old enough to remember when tennis was not an Olympic sport. (It had been early on, but was discontinued until the 1980s.)


I googled weirdest Olympic sports and...pistol duelling? Tug of war? Town planning? I think my favorite was solo synchronized swimming.


Dodgeball and shuffleboard are apparently trying to become Olympic sports.
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Thanks LT for the advice.


I'm going round and round in my head about it. I think I need to wait a day or two until I can sort out how I am feeling because right now it's all a mess inside. But then maybe contact him to see if he has a sooner appointment. I did text former T and she texted me back and that was helpful. An email would have been more helpful but as she is former T I have no right to ask. I feel like I need comfort right now and I don't think of Dr. K as comforting. Unfortunately I feel like I have no right to ask for comforting either and that's messing me up.


I left my parents a note telling them what happened, sort of. I didn't go into details just I did x, y, z. So when I either call them on my break or see them after work I'm sure there will be a big hullaballou. Not looking forward to it.
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I'm going round and round in my head about it. I think I need to wait a day or two until I can sort out how I am feeling because right now it's all a mess inside. But then maybe contact him to see if he has a sooner appointment. I did text former T and she texted me back and that was helpful. An email would have been more helpful but as she is former T I have no right to ask. I feel like I need comfort right now and I don't think of Dr. K as comforting. Unfortunately I feel like I have no right to ask for comforting either and that's messing me up.


I left my parents a note telling them what happened, sort of. I didn't go into details just I did x, y, z. So when I either call them on my break or see them after work I'm sure there will be a big hullaballou. Not looking forward to it.
Partly why I don't want an appointment too soon is because I'm dissociated as heck and I can't get proper help when I'm dissociated. But I might want an appointment when I am not so dissociated.
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Kit, I hope your parents are supportive.


The thing with asking for a sooner appointment is he might not even have anything until, say, next week depending on how booked up his schedule tends to be. So maybe it would help if you just asked if he had something for early next week, for example? Or maybe this Friday (or the weekend, if he sees clients then), to give yourself a bit of time, but also to have something on the books sooner?
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Oh Dear Dr. K. Somehow now two more weeks feels like two long. Last week I was in crisis all week, suicidal and what not. Then I sort of came out of it being distracted by working the children's program at Church for four days. Then it all came rushing back to me yesterday and I self harmed after 18 months of not doing it. You said last time to just wake up and tell myself today I am not going to Self harm. Well, dang, that didn't work. I don't know how you will take it. I don't even know how I am taking it. I don't know if I should call and see if you have a sooner appointment. Or just let it ride. I wish I had a fairy godmother to tell me what to do. I don't even know if you will be helpful. Yours, Kit
Sorry to post your Dr T post here too but it makes answering easier. I'm sorry you're struggling so much right now. You do deserve comfort and I would also ask ex T is she had anything free too. I hope you can ask for an earlier appointment with him too but he still does seem clueless. When has saying just don't self harm helped?

Honestly this is not a criticism, but you are frequently in suicidal crises. I personally think you have needed much more support for a while and not just one session every two weeks. Would you consider going in patient if it helped keep you safe?
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Sorry to post your Dr T post here too but it makes answering easier. I'm sorry you're struggling so much right now. You do deserve comfort and I would also ask ex T is she had anything free too. I hope you can ask for an earlier appointment with him too but he still does seem clueless. When has saying just don't self harm helped?

Honestly this is not a criticism, but you are frequently in suicidal crises. I personally think you need much more support right now then just one session every two weeks. Would you consider going in patient ?
Hi Lemoncake,

I didn't take it as a criticism. My case manager/care coordinator told me I have frequent suicidal thoughts too which I hadn't really noticed because you know, I just deal with them. Usually better than I did yesterday.


Honestly I thought about going IP last week when I was really suicidal but it is hard to get put IP. The only way I know is to go to the hospital, get an evaluation which they may or may not hospitalize you. Usually they just send me home. But then the Church thing came up and some people told me to go to do that and it did help distract me but when it was done everything came back.

I don't know if an earlier appointment with Dr. K will help. I do have an appointment with Kayla the case manager person next week. So that's good. Then I just gotta decide what to do about Dr. K. I'll give it a day and see how I feel. I'm too dissociated to make up my mind right now. I feel like I'm just watching a movie of myself.


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Honestly I thought about going IP last week when I was really suicidal but it is hard to get put IP. The only way I know is to go to the hospital, get an evaluation which they may or may not hospitalize you. Usually they just send me home. But then the Church thing came up and some people told me to go to do that and it did help distract me but when it was done everything came back.
Do you have an intensive outpatient near you? The one nearest to me is at the local hospital. That's been offered to me when I was in a bad state but not needing hospitalization. A program like that could potentially also help you find a better/more-appropriate-for-you therapist once you've completed the program.
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