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New Subforum? Medical Support
Posted 22 June 2011 - 02:10 AM
I think it could be a good thing to have medical topics in the one forum so that commonly asked questions (e.g. I know I have asked for support going to gyn appointments) can be there for other people to read and get support from.
Does anyone else think this is a good idea?
Posted 22 June 2011 - 06:14 AM
But I do think a support thread would be a great idea
Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:15 AM
I'm just thinking that seeing as how so many survivors struggle to get doctors to respect their needs it might be nice to have somewhere where we can read about how others have done it. Or, how many of us have thought we were the only person to struggle with invasive examinations and tests (e.g. Pap tests/std checks/etc?
I was envisaging it being a bit like the therapy support section where people can ask for support in trying to access T or how to ask Ts to alter how they interact, etc.
It's just that I've read about 5 different threads about gyn exams in the last couple of days (each really important, please don't think I'm saying they're not), all asking similar questions (again, each one of those questions is really important and I'm proud of each person for reaching out)... I just thought it would be nice if they could be grouped together so we could read how others have coped or read the suggestions or offer others support, etc.
Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:26 AM
Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:51 AM
Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:21 AM
Thanks so much for your suggestion. I will need to discuss this suggestion with my fellow moderators and let you know. I personally like the concept you've put forward but as I am sure you realise there's issues we'd need to discuss before making a decision on such a forum, especially when it's medically orientated.
Again thank-you for your suggestion and "watch this space"
Posted 22 June 2011 - 11:02 AM
Posted 22 June 2011 - 03:40 PM
I know it will need one of those warning bits up the top like in the ED or SI forums that lists the rules for use, states that medical advice should not be sought as we're not doctors, yadda yadda (even though we don't have one of those at the moment and people seem to know that on the whole - but just to be safe).
I like the pinned thread on coping strategies for medical appointments idea that JenD had.
I will "watch this space". Thanks again.
Posted 23 June 2011 - 05:10 PM
Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:05 PM
I have physical health issues that I sometimes feel like beeetching about. Right now my astma is bothering me a lot. Don't need advice, just want to vent. Would talk to the people here in real life, but... talking involves breathing. Anyway, it would be good to have a physical health venting and advice area.