We visit doctors surgery, we complain because of our conditions, how many times will we dis cuss what is happening to our body each time we enter the surgery, the answer generally is no we concentrate on a shortened explanation of what is going on,we dance around our condition

When something is wrong in another part of our body, we take no notice of our complaint, and try and explain what is wrong, do we miss, the plot, do we fail to connect our conditions to something that is attached to our chronic conditions. The doctor has to be able to pick up on that, to give his explanation what is wrong. this makes our GP s the man who needs to connect the dots with existing and proposed. His explanation can be clouded by what we have and what we say. A prognosis can therefore be missed

All the best


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  • David had a painful hip for over a year and GP thought it was cos that was his good side and bore all the weight. Walked like that for 25 years and opinion was - hip rplacement. As you say Bob so easy to look at the main reason and no further.

    Saw specialist and he said NOPE, not replacement - it is burtritis. Is that right?

    Poor lad now has contant pain in his hip as well as every other part.

    It is so easy to say everything he gets wrong with him now is cos of spinal injuries.

    Doesn't help by going to see GP and saying - 'Oh I,m fine' either!

    Pat x

  • If you are relying on Doctors to get to the bottom of what's going on, then prepare to be sadly disappointed!

  • Hi Bob

    Have you a solution? We have a chronic condition. We need to reduce as much stress as we can. Minor stresses do not matter if we are fit and healthy.

    Minor stresses matter a great deal if you have a chronic condition. The chronic condition which noone can do anything about generates a lot of stress. This stress can take us quite close to our stress breakdown point. A minor problem which can be fixed and generates very little stress could be the last straw which breaks the camels back.

    It is more important to tackle the minor stresses because we can do something about them. An accumulation of minor stresses which push one over their stress breakdown point can distort the diagnosis a lot. Because once over the stress breakdown point everything collapses.

  • Hello, we all cannot be reliant on external sources, these are out of our control.

    When disabled the goalposts are moved and we have to jump that much higher to get to their level, as families need to be looked after and even problems associated with your medications and contraindications need to be taken into consideration. These effect the family group and can cause friction within the family unit. Carers need not to be a wife for a carer, it can be the elder son or daughter that may take up the torch, as social services may not be in a position to give the chronic ill patient the assistance that they may need.

    All these problems become the starting point for mental illness due to depression, a sense of

    loss can be amplified if the family breaks up due to the wife or father leave the disabled person because they are unable to cope with the chronic disability.This can be marked in disabled children

    In many cases, it will not take much even if the family stay together, for the disabled member to feel that he/she is unable to provide fully for the family unit,

    Many small things not associated as such with above is only one example of what may happen,although the feeling of worthlessness in the household unit because of being unable to contribute to daily tasks.therefore family members may grudge what the sufferer has become. The more they try the more grieving the disabled becomes, He/she remembers what possibly they are , Now what they have become this builds up on previous problems that have arose.

    Now all becomes self fulfilling, pain causes the other problems associated with family unit, DHSS, possibly and poor cover in medication all begin to crawl to the surface. Stress begins to effect not only the persons illness, and home, Now memory may play a part, and concentration now fails, the disabled then begins to withdraw onto the outskirts of the family unit. This begins possibly ends up been seen by those around the patient, friends see changes, this makes the sufferer withdraw into a world of their own making.

    Pacing may help in performing tasks although many with chronic conditions will be unable to to continue, Therefore the depression becomes self fulfilling. Reactive depression may be diagnosed and the body becomes stagnated in a circle of the patients disability and flustrations. associated with his life, worthlessness feeling lead to more dangerous problems

    The patient then sleep walks into this, fails to see what is going on, until it is to late, this can be a real problem as all problems become self fulfilling. The circle forms and ever rotates leaving state and GP to pick up the pieces

    All the best


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