My doctor says I have a pulled stomach muscle. I felt something pop when I lifted my floor sander, two Junes ago. I went to see him, great reputation and outstanding bedside manner. He poked me and said it's a pyloris muscle pull. Only rest can help. It's never really gotten better. I seemed to hurt it again in January lifting a microwave. So I made an appointment and saw him. He pokes me and says it's it's a pulled stomach muscle, showed me on the chart. I say didn't you tell me it's a pyloris muscle? He says that's what they used to call it. He tells me to wear a brace when I work.
Then he looks in my ear with one of those scopes. A couple days later my ear starts itching like hell and hasn't stopped since. I'm running alcohol dipped q-tips into it now. With my cynical mind, I think he gave me an exotic disease from the last invalid.
I also had him look at a spot on my face. He mumbled basal cell something; and sent me to a dermatologist. I google basal cell and get a bunch of carcinoma pictures.
I try not to panic, wait two weeks to see the dermatologist. The dermatologist says it's harmless keratosis. He burns it off for a hundred bucks. What a relief.
Now with my cynical mind, I'm thinking, if I had medical insurance, DR. A would have ordered a bunch of tests. At least an ultrasound or something. But I believe he just shuffled me out the door, because it's a business. They're afraid I wont pay the big bucks for the extensive tests. But they run the insured people through there like profit units.
I'm just waiting to see if I end up having to pay a fine to be uninsured. That'll really take the cake.