Well today was interesting.
my Doctor up at the VA called today. So I went in and saw him. He wanted to discuss the new numbers.
Interesting encounter. as I was entering the exam room a PA ushered me in. We started talking. I commented on his Haircut (High and Tight) he mentioned he was a Chief.
Then my Doctor walks in and I mentioned him bringing a Chief in. I told him it was a low blow even for him. To bring a Chief in to help convince me to Start taking meds. Low blow indeed.
He told me whatever it takes.
We talked after that. The Chief just sitting there observing(never met a Chief who wasn't a good Observer) and the Chief didn't say anything. That was reassuring. From my experience a Chief only talks really when there is a point of instruction to be made. So apparently the Chief agreed with my decision not to take meds at this time. I am sure the Doctor wasn't happy.
Of course that is not the best way to curry favor with me. The doctor should never have tried that. Especially bringing in another green side Doc. Of course the Doctor is Airforce, so he failed to understand a key point. Us green side docs support each other and rarely put up with crap.
So I am going to go to an outside source other than the VA and get a separate set of numbers run. I have a sinking feeling that something is amiss and would be a fool to ignore it. It is the same feeling you get when there is something just not quite right but you can't pin point what it is.
I say prudence and caution over hasty decisions. Needless to say the Doctor realized his error by the end of the office visit. I think he learned a valuable lesson today. Never piss off a greenside doc; even if you are an officer and especially if you are not a Navy Medical Officer or a Marine.