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Thursday, September 30, 2010


Hello, Everyone :

I have discovered a worse enemy than DayStar : Human Resources.

I went to their doctor and found out that :

1.) I might have a hernia.

2.) I might not.

3.) I might have a pulled groin muscle.

4.) I might not.

5.) Time will either make the hernia bigger or help mend the groin pull.

6.) English is not my doctor's first language.

7.) English is not my doctor's second language.

8.) His every third word was in English. I think.

9.) This was his first work for my company.

10.) He wanted to impress them. My well-being was down further on his list. Much further.

11.) Going to the company doctor for a diagnosis is like going to the company lawyer for representation.


  1. I'm so sorry. Hope you get better soon.

    #11 is very true. Maybe you can try for a second opinion elsewhere.

    LOL on DayStar and Human Resources and English not even being the doctor's second language!

    Take good care. I hope he gave you pain killers.

  2. I am happy to at least know what is going on with you. So, so sorry for your pain, both the physical and the other.

    This isn't the first time that I've mentioned my health care system in the last couple of days, but I am truly thankful for it. However, we too, have lots of doctors from other countries who have a difficult time with the language. I personally have a wonderful doctor so I feel for you.

    Are you not allowed to get a diagnosis from a non-company doctor? A second opinion?

  3. I've just been re-called to "light" duty. A second opinion would come ALL out of my pocket, which makes it unfeasible. Sigh. Let's see how light is light.

  4. Very sorry to hear, Roland.

    It may pay to get a second opinion - someone who can identify your medical condition correctly - alternatively someone whose every second word at least is in English ...

    Keep us posted.

    Thinking of you.

    PS. Just read your comment re: a second opinion would cost YOU. Let me know if I can help?

  5. Oh no. I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm reading from the comments that you may have a second doctor's opinion only if you pay for it. This is such a bizarre situation but I guess that's the health system there. It's too bizarre. You must be in pain and so you must be seen by a doctor who must diagnose you properly and yet...

    I'm truly sorry - I hope there's another way for you to get a proper medical diagnosis. Good luck.

    Take care

  6. At least you can see the humor/irony/tragedy in the situation!

    Get well soon (whatever it is that ails you...)!

  7. The bright side of it: At least is not a problem in your brain!
    Hope you feel better soon.
    Good luck!

  8. Yes, unlike a great many men, I do not carry my brains where I sit!

  9. Wendy Quillfeather : Thanks so very much for the gracious, generous offer. If next week's exam goes as unsatisfactory as this week's, I'll just get that second opinion from the doctor who did my hernia surgery a few years ago. He accepted monthly payments then. Hopefully, he will accept them now.

    I am on my break, very much in pain, but I need the job. And break time is over. Still, I've been cut,shot, and beat up -- I can take a little more pain. Everyone, thanks for caring.

  10. Frustration!!!
    We have a love/hate thingy with docs over here. Surgeons do their thing great. Doctors make guesses and take your money even when they are wrong. Bleh. Hope you recover quickly. (=

  11. LOL!!!! Sorry; but yeah, exactly.

    And, it only cost you . . .


  12. I'm sorry to hear you're in pain. Get well soon and take care!

  13. Oy! I'm so bummed for you. I hope your nether/mid regions get better.

    Here's to groin pulls...they're better than hernias.

    Get better soon!

    Edge of Your Seat Romance

  14. I really hope this all works out and you get well, with or without a second opinion. And without the need for an English speaking doctor. The company I used to work for would send us to a quack. I would go to the in-network family doc and let him find a way around the red tape to take care of anything I couldn't fix at home.

    Take it really easy and I hope light means light!