The doctor saw me less than 20 minutes. In that amount of time, he prescribed me two medications and told me to stop taking one I had been given less than a week earlier. One of those medications cost nearly $150 with insurance even when using the generic instead of the brand.
He didn’t say a word about the cost. Just gave me the slip and sent me on my way.
Now, I have met some wonderful doctors, therapists, nurses, psychiatrists, dietitians, and other care providers throughout my 13 years of treatment. However, others have given me the feeling of being incompetent, dellusional, and unable to function at all.
At my lowest point, maybe I was unable to function and live a normal life. However, I have never been incompetent. Even in my darkest times, I was still a human who deserved to be treated as such.
Now, many changes have taken place in my life. I am certainly able to function and have proven that not only to my family and friends but also myself. Being treated like a patient instead of a human makes me want to scream.
It also makes me want to give up. Is this all people see me as? Will I ever be a human? I feel nauseous, sick of being a patient when I just want to live my life.