Shocking things doctors have said to me



“Don’t tell me fairy tales.” – from a doctor in Germany when I told him I had depression. He raised his voice in anger too. He had a reputation in the small town where I lived for being unpopular.

“I wish I had big boobs.” – from a young female doctor when I complained about the weight put on my spine from my chest. She went on to say how many women would like bigger boobs, completely ignoring me.

“This isn’t like [this well known UK t.v. show about doctors and nurses].” – from a doctor when I was talking about my chronic pain. This was very patronising. In fact I’ve never watched this t.v. series.

“I have addicts with bad pain who see me.” – from the head of the pain clinic when I tried explaining the nature of my own pain. He was dismissive of me. After the meeting I found out he had refused to treat me.

“Don’t hide in your ‘Disability’.” – from a soon to be retired doctor who I’d thought was kind up to this point. He and my (former) social worker spoke on my behalf to finally get a Blue Badge, which I soon received (for only 3 years). He was very patronising. I’d only said thank you for writing on my behalf.

“I once cut my thumb with a scalpel.” – from the doctor, above, when he was comparing his pain to mine.

[Laughter] – from male doctors together in the same room as I when I explained about my chest hurting my back.

“You always take too long.” – from my usual doctor.

“You are a fraud.” – from the doctor, mentioned above, when I showed him a template of a letter to write to the welfare people explaining my chronic migraines.

I guess I was spoilt with having a great doctor for the first 20 something years of my life. Dr Novak was my family doctor. He once said to me: “If there is anything I can do for you or your family let me know. I mean it.”




Copyright Faith McCord 2017

Story and artwork belongs to Faith McCord who is the author and artist holding the copyright. This is not a public domain work. Worldwide rights.


About Oscar Dandelion

Hi, I'm Faith McCord, writer of the Oscar Dandelion books. I love reading, writing, watching films, looking at architecture and general design, embroidery (especially Elizabethan), spending time with my family. I used to enjoy long walks, bodybuilding, going out, however, since my injury my mobility is seriously impaired, so I'm more of a home-body now. I'm interested in meeting other indie / pro writers, so do say 'Hello' ! :)
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19 Responses to Shocking things doctors have said to me

  1. trE says:

    I hate to hear of this. Doctors are paid to do a job. This is so sad.šŸ˜Æ

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Alexis Rose says:

    I’m so sorry you have had to hear this from these doctors. So frustrating that so many of them, just don’t get it, don’t care, or are too busy to really listen. šŸ˜¦

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Wow. That is horrible. I’m really sorry you had all those bad experiences. šŸ˜¦

    Liked by 1 person

  4. magarisa says:

    Shocking indeed! I’m sorry that you’ve had to put up with such ignorance and indifference, Faith.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. And ‘some’Doctors wonder why they have a bad Rap? (Humerously) Kill them! Kill them all! šŸ˜”

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  6. Belinda O says:

    Yeah, you don’t need humiliation on top of pain.


  7. Prairie Girl says:

    What terrible things to be said to you. It’s outrageous.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. fromkatanawithlove says:

    that’s horrible. I wanted to cry reading this. I’m sorry you’ve went through this. Sometimes I wonder how these people get jobs. I wish there’s a compassion test before they get “hired” because I see too often people in the medical field feel too entitled and cold.

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