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WOTD: Health Activist Writer's Challenge Month Day 2

Posted Apr 13 2011 11:00am
Excited to continue this journey of health and learning with WEGO Health !

Today is Day two of the "Health Activist Writer's Challenge Month" also known as # HAWCM .

Day 2's challenge is
New Word of the Day Post! When we write, it’s natural to fall into a pattern, using the same set of words that found their way into our vocabulary over time. Maybe we use words we love or maybe we use words we say often. Well, let’s diversify! Today’s post prompt is: Go to  Dictionary.com  and check out their  their extensive  archive  and pick any 1-3 WOTD (one from your birthday, perhaps?) that you didn’t know beforehand and write inspired by the new word(s). Your post can be as short or as long as you like.
According to Dictionary.com today's Word Of The Day is:OPPUGN- To assail by criticism, argument, or action.This month I decided to request all of my medical records so I could keep up to date with the happenings regarding my health. My  general practitioner was extremely accommodating and directed me towards the offices which would do just that. After putting a thick manila envelope in my bag I made my way over to the office of my rheumatologist. I explained to her that I needed a copy of my medical records and asked if she could have her receptionist print out copies for me. I was terribly surprised with her response. Not only did she tell me she would charge me per page; she also refused to print out every record. She told me she select the most important and print them out. As I watched her select which records she thought I needed to have; I noticed her typing away furiously in between selections. Once I left her office I opened the folder containing my selected rheumatology files and began reading through my medical history.It is not my intention to oppugn my rheumatologist's medical knowledge or practice; however it suddenly became clear to me why she kept shutting me down every time I attempted to retrieve my medical records. It turns out that she hasn't been recording ANY notes whatsoever during the majority of my visits, which I find preposterous since I've been seeing her for lupus treatment a little over a year now. She recorded that I the patient denied having many symptoms that I remember explaining to her n depth over the course of a year. I'm so terribly upset! Why did she fail to record notes about my treatment! When I change doctors what information will they compare to for my future treatment regarding lupus? Has she been blindly treating me all this time? I am making notes to bring this to her attention during my next appointment. If she refuses to comply perhaps my next "Word's of the Day" will be MEDICAL MALPRACTICE! 
Stay tuned for Day 3 of #HAWMC (Health Activist Writer's Challenge Month). The challenge being to write your own health Q & A which I'll be posting later this evening! 
As always stay strong my loves and remember you are NOT alone in the fight against lupus!Loving you,Tiffany xoxo
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