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I'm not a morning person.

I'm not a patient person, although I'm improving.

I'm not the sort of person who tolerates blatant rudeness.

So, nursey-pooh, WTF makes you think that you can call me and wake me and my kids up at 7:30 in the freaking morning to reschedule our lunch time doctor's appointment, and then not answer the freaking phones when I call you right back?????

I get their answering service: "Oh, they're not answering the phones until about ten after eight. You might want to try back then."

Irate Night Owl: "Look, they woke me & my kids up at 7:30 this morning telling me to call them. I'd like to take care of this now."

Dork: "Oh, they called you?" Yeah, that's what I said the first two times. "Let me try to page someone."

Wait. Wait. Wait.

"They're not answering the phones. Can I get your name and number and have them call you back?"

Grrr.

8:10, pager: Ring ring.

I haven't called them back, since I was busy getting my two babies ready for the day. They can wait on me now.

I'm starting to take this as a sign. I've always been leery about vaccinations; they scare the bejesus out of me. I don't trust them. We accidently skipped Ivy's four month, so she's a set behind. Now we're supposed to reschedule again, and I'm just thinking, Maybe I keep getting icky feelings because we just shouldn't do it.

Does anyone have any good, reliable links on vaccinations &/or how to legally abstain? I feel like I need to follow my gut and look into this more, and it's not completely just because I'm pissed off.

cross-posted to alternparents

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ahavah
Mar. 13th, 2006 06:04 pm (UTC)
And at the same time I'm scared that if I don't listen to them I'll die of some horrible disease.

Now see, I've never given a doctor that much power over me. For one, I fully believe in the power of healing yourself. For another, I completely agree that we are excessively medicating everyone in this society.

It'a been my personal experience that all too often doctors either:

a) Don't take the time to fully explain things, thereby undermining informed consent
b) Allow their personal preferences to taint their interaction with clients
c) Allow the insurance payments to taint their methods of treatment
d) Allow hospital policy to taint their methods of treatment

Honestly, doctors just aren't all knowing gods. They're people, too, and subject to the same misinformation and human foibles. As a certified doula, I will be required to take so many 'continuing education' courses to keep on top of the newest research on pregnancy and births. Doctors aren't required to do this sort of thing. Do you know how many doctors trained back in the 50s are still encouraging use of formula, episiotomies, etc? Do you know how often you hear about the docs pulling the 'dead baby' card to try to influence their clients choices?

According to doctors, my Beloved should be blind and my sister should have one leg at least a foot shorter than the other. Neither came to pass. Doctors are a wonderful resource, when necessary. But either way, I hate feeling as if I 'MUST' choose an option, especially when I've expressed concerns that are pooh-poohed away.
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ahavah
Mar. 13th, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
I actually had my babies in the hospital, for several reasons. Really, I enjoyed the 'vacation' and private recouperating time after both my births. Also, I wanted water births, so I went to the hospital in my area that 'allows' (grrr) those.

The thing is - the birth experience women want is possible, but mothers need to realize that you must be 200% willing to work -and possibly even fight- for it! So many women want a 'natural' birth, but don't educate themselves and then just mindlessly go along with the doctor's preferences. It's sad, but that's their choice. As a doula, I support all birthing mothers' choices, even when they are not the ones I'd pick for myself. (Both of my birth stories are in the draft stages and should be posted soon...)

As for your confidence issues, Reiki can do wonders for that as well. *grin*

I am glad there are people like you, it makes me feel more encouraged!! :D

Oh wow, thank you so much. That just made my day!

ct_doula
Mar. 13th, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
Sound's like we have a couple thing's in common! I am not a morning person what so ever. I am not an anytime of the day person if someone wakes me up!
I also hate rude people, and people who stick their nose where it really doesn't belong!
ahavah
Mar. 13th, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC)
I had a feeling we had some things in common...
ct_doula
Mar. 13th, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC)
I am pretty willing to bet we have A LOT! in common!
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