Friday, June 19, 2009
"Not the Disabilty I was looking for!"
Saw a patient today with a plethora of complaints. She had worn her internist out with various complaints from low back pain to headaches, she had every article she could print out on the internet about fibromyalgia and after presenting these to her doc, she wanted him to back date forms so she could get both temporary and permanent disability. She was well known for hitting different ERs for narcotics and actually had been fired from her job because she had taken off for the beach when she claimed she was out sick. I ended up seeing her because in her work up he saw something. It was unrelated to any of her complaints. In fact it was asymptomatic. The problem was that it was very malignant. Melanoma is like that. The node meant that it was stage 4. The primary site can not be found. She will get her disability. It wont be some paperwork and checks from the government. It will be seizures, liver failure and death.