Tales From The Clinic: Out With the Old, In With The Eu-Genics…

May 3, 2009 § 10 Comments


In Tonight’s Comic Adventure: Miss Waxie brings you her somewhat belated “Blogging Against Disablism Day” submission – A story that could only come from “Tales Of the Clinic” wherein her Cleveland Clinic neurologist tried to deny her appropriate treatment for her peripherial neuropathy because it might one day, possibly, compromise her fertility. …Talk about your God complex!

A very special thank you to the great people at ChronicBabe for writing about me in their recent newsletter! (And hello, you wonderful new readers, you!) Thanks for including me in your mission to make young ladies with chronic illness know its not just possible, but important, to live chronically fabulous.

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§ 10 Responses to Tales From The Clinic: Out With the Old, In With The Eu-Genics…

  • RA Guy says:

    Thanks for the wonderful strip! On my recent journey through multiple rheumatologists (I didn’t settle until I found one I was comfortable with) I actually had a doctor tell me the dreaded “but you don’t look sick”. Can you believe that???

    Hope your perseverance pays off, I have no doubt that you know how to stand up for yourself. You strength comes across clearly in your posts.

    • misswaxie says:

      Oh RA Guy, you flatter me!

      I’m so glad you’re an empowered patient and didn’t settle for subpar care either. And good lord “but you don’ look sick”?!?! I hope you said, “and you look like a doctor, but looks can be deceving, eh?”

      My little ace in the hole has always been that if all else fails, I can go back to NYC. I guess if you have to be tethered to some medical community, might as well be to one that resides along the MOMA.

  • sara says:

    I can’t believe they said that??? I’m glad you and your Mom didn’t take any of their crap. You are absolutely chronically fabulous!

    • misswaxie says:

      The weirdest part of it was here was this young asian lady doctor telling the jewish girl that she need to go forth and multiply. I guess if we can have a new face of politics here in America, we can certainly have a new face of ethnic superiority.

      And thanks! If you’re gonna be chronically something… 🙂

  • NTE says:

    ridiculous & appalling, but par for the course, I suppose. Isn’t amazing that they think by telling you you’re too smart (or look too good) for something they actually think they’re complimenting you? WTH?

    • misswaxie says:

      The sad thing is that in her case it was no compliment. She was trying to manipulate me by telling me I was in some special class of people, too special for “dangerous” drug side effects – and then when that didn’t work – tried to scare me into not opting for the proper treatment by saying “but, don’t you want a baby?”

      But then again, if she weren’t crazy, I’d have nothing to write about and be healthy. And then WHERE would I be?

  • Gary Miller says:

    Bloody disgusting or what?!?!

    I think the way you present your blog is very creative and effective. You have many talents.

    Great post for BADD 2009

  • Is your book available at amazon.com? I’ll line up. Hysterical and sad at same time—great comics!!! (I’m just a girl, but they make me , uh, THINK too.)

  • […] Tales from the Clinic: Out with the Old, in with the Eu-Genics… Miss Waxie at A Comic Life, Indeed describes a clinic encounter in which a provider tried to steer her away from her needed medicines on the basis of possible effects on her future fertility. […]

  • Seahorse says:

    OMG (and I don’t use that often) this is brilliant. Just excellent. Thanks for pointing me in your direction. Consider yourself duly blogrolled 🙂

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