While we are thusfar spared from the devastation of the ongoing pandemic (Convid-19), it has pleased the Lord to allow in the gloom of sickness anyway. For some three weeks now I have continued with a rather concerning chest conditions. It gets tight, heavy or tensioned. At one time it got so serious that I shivered (not of cold feeling) and felt I would drop down and give up the ghost. Running the symptoms online seemed to suggest an Anginal pictoris condition – a coronary aertery related desease (CAD).
I first went to see a private GP who sadly seemed to misdiagnose me evedently in negligence despite that he was paid – sending me home with an antibiotics syrup and some pain killers. When I did not seem to get better after a couple of days, I went to consult at a public hospital. Unfortunately, the first visit was not very fruitful as I again took home pain killers – saying to try them and then return after 7 days (as my vital signs were as reported not alarming).
I returned again accordingly and an X-ray was performed, possibly to see if it were not a fracture case. When this did not seem to be the case, I was given what appeared to be a test treatment. Upon checking, the treatment this time appeared to be spot on as far as the suspected Anginal condition was concerned. I was again advised to return after two weeks and indeed seemes to pass this period in a fair state with the treatment.
As type this entry, I am on a queue at the hospital trying to honor the alluded appointment. From what I understand, I may either have to leave off this treatment or undergo an angioplasty surgery (or something similar) in the end – of cause provided the Lord will not be supplicated either for the same.
Well the condition must first be confirmed by an Angiography. A heart and veins imaging with rather involved procedures – just as surgery sadly may be. And thereby rather daunting to be undergone. The greatest concern being to be possibly to be attended to by female medical care providers at some sensitive stages. Yes I am convinced that if careless clothing can be a stumbling block for another and a grivious sin before God, then we must be mandated to care for the gender of our medlical care providers for certain conditions – lest we be a stumbling block to them.
I read that hospitals are not required to be concerned about gender when provisioning doctors or nurses for whatever cause. While this is not a surprise, it does suggest that they should possibly take offense to hear of a gender preference request. I have contemplated a lot on rather dishonoring the appointment and seek these medication via pharmaceutical channels to having to possible offend the them with gender preference requests. Yes a private medical center (we sadly do not afford this option) would be more apt to heed these request types as the patient pays the bills – but this is different with public centers as the state pays – though partially from taxes we pay.
I have in the end resolved to honor the appointment for the following reason: Because there are generally more male doctors than females, I may by chance never encounter a female provider. Yes this is sadly not much of good news for female patients. Resolving of cause to rather choose to cancel should I encounter the dreaded gender at any stage (diagnosis or surgery).
Yes we are left longing for Christian oriented medical centers that would give consideration to this concern. Yes and in fact committing to petition the Lord for the same grace/ministry amongst the great many others under the likeChrist ministry. The Lord be merciful over all.