I pit “idiopathic” problems. It seems every time I go back to the doctor with a complaint, a bunch of tests are done and then it’s diagnosed as “idiopathic something or other.” Which basically translates to: “She’s got pains in this area all right, but we’re not quite sure why. Oh, well.”
I feel like a pathetic idiot (how I always read “idiopathic”) for continuing to throw my (non-existent) money at medical personnel who tell me “Huh. Dunno.” Surely there’s a ghods-be-damned cause somewhere? Surely there’s something I can do to prevent future pain? Surely my ever-increasing list of idiopathies point to some over-reaching diagnosis? I told my doc this morning that I’m starting to feel like a whiny baby, that I’m worried maybe I’m just a hypochondriac and he’s humoring me. He assured me that “something IS going on, we just don’t know what yet.” sigh
Anyway. I guess I’m just ranting and raving that doctors aren’t perfect and can’t know everything. Damn it, it’s 2008 - where are my Futuristic Diagnostic Robotic Docs??