Those of you who read my previous post, know that I have been prodded and poked at over the last 5 days since having been in hospital with severe abdominal pain over the weekend.
This gets me started about a serious pet peeve I have.
Doctors who do not explain what they are doing and just rudely ‘do it’.
Especially all the prodding and poking in one’s private area. Without much ado they just stick fingers in you. I HATE THAT!
Is it really too difficult to explain what you are going to do and do it gently???
I am a human being, a person, with feelings and emotions. You are touching my private parts, which are called ‘private’ for a REASON. Is it really too difficult to regard them as such?!
Out of the three times I have been prodded and poked in my private area, TWICE I had to call out to get the doctor to pay attention that I was NOT a happy person with what he/she was doing.
With the prevalence of sexual abuse, there is another HUGE reason to be gentle when examining someone in that area.
The examination that takes a minute for a doctor to perform, reverberates for days in a person who survived sexual abuse. And believe me, I know!
This is a huge reason why I have taken a break from all examinations despite I still having pain (albeit bearable more or less) and no diagnosis.
I can’t wait to be given an opportunity for a teaching slot for the medical profession. I can teach them a lesson or two!!
With excuses for a slight deviation of the prompt…