It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’ve been working on my new blog lately. But I’m back and with a serious bone to pick.
Since the age of 21 I have had ovarian cysts. The rupture approximately every 6 months. Luckily I don’t get them while pregnant or breastfeeding. Not to luckily, I am done having children and breastfeeding.
I’ve saught out a Naturopathic doctor to help me over the past few years. With any and all medical things, including my ovarian cysts. I paid for this DOCTOR. Who is trained in medicine just as a regular GP is, but instead of pharmaceuticals, has learned holistic methods of healing. She’s also progressive and believes there is a time and a place for more modern medicine. Again I PAID for her services. This is not something covered by our provincial health care system. And it’s a load of horse shit that its not.
This is not my axe to grind today necessarily though. In the spirit of trying to heal me and my issues we tried to seek out the help of my GP. My Naturopath sent a letter to my GP requesting her to order hormone testing. After all this woman has been my doctor since I was 6 years old and almost all my ovarian cysts dealings have had results sent to her. She has all my records. My naturopath can order testing but it’s going to cost me my shirt to do it. This is my issue. Why is she not empowered to order and our health care system pay for it?
My GP’s response? Ask your OBGYN. Oh you mean the one that deceased 1.5 years ago? Or the only other one, that years ago before my babies, that was going to do testing but I got pregnant and we couldn’t. The one that retired? After explaining this, her response? See the surgeon that delivered your youngest daughter. Oh you mean the one that delivered my daughter, had my 6 week check up and I’ve never seen again? The one that has no record of anything relating to a cyst. Like say, you do?
Put aside the fact that she is obviously a giant bitch, why wouldn’t she help me. Is this seriously our health care system? Someone who pays to seek out a natural method of healing, releasing burden from the traditional medical system, gets basically told to fuck off?
So here I am pissed as hell and about to scream at the people controlling our health care system for failing me. Maybe they would prefer to pay for the surgery and medications to remove my uterus. Like my mother and her mother before her and her mother and her mother. Likely causing further issues in my health until I die, that again the medical system can pay for. Fuckers.
So here is my damn petition. To empower naturopathic doctors to be able to test and have it covered by our health care system. https://www.change.org/p/alberta-health-minister-alberta-naturopath-testing-privelage Sign it.