Friday, November 24, 2006

Patient Anonymous

Yup, you read that right. This past Wednesday, I posted something called Opportunity in which I talk about being approached by an insurance company for statements I made in my blog. (BTW, I still haven't decided what I'm doing yet.)

I read this comment by someone calling herself Patient Anonymous...
I just found your blog courtesy of your Medscape interview. I should probably read more of it before just jumping right in and posting but I'm all about immediate gratification and lack of impulse control at the moment.

I would not respond to this. I used to co-moderate a support board/group of fora for mental illnesses, meds etc... and I won't go into the details but we received trolls like this.

Also, it just sort of screamed, "Let us pimp you out!"...and such a cheery (form) letter from an insurance company? Yeah.

If you wish to get published, go for something a little more reputable.

Oh, and I just picked this name in quick, rather unoriginal random fashion so if someone else already has it, apologies--I'll change it.

Thanks and I look forward to reading more here.
There are two thoughts that pop into my head. First, I absolutely do not want to make this person mad. LOL! And, second, this person, whomever she is, really needs to start a blog. So, I responded in my comment section (with the second part only - HA!).

Now, I never believed that this person would take me up on this. So, the very next day, here is the beginning of the first post for the Patient Anonymous blog...
Well, I blame Dr. A for all of this. I posted on his blog and he said I should start one of my own because he thought I'd make a good blogger. Huh. Well, I'm sure this will prove him wrong!...

...Well, if nothing more it will prove to be an interesting "experiment" and I love experiments! It will either be the most pathetic blog in the history of the internet or I may actually get someone (besides Dr. A) to read it.
So, if you could do me a favor, and show some love to the newest person in blogland. Please stop by and say hello. And, don't forget to tell her that Dr. A sent ya! HA!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

So this was like a referral to a specialist, right? Will my HMO cover that?!?!

Thanks for the tip, Doc =)

jel said...

LOL!
I LIke what starrlight wrote!

Angela Ferreira said...

I'll have a look at it now...

healthpsych said...

Looks good but I can't comment because of the beta thing. I think my days of resisting migration are runnning out......

Portnoy said...

i know a great lawyer. and she's hot. and she's parisian.

happy T day, Doc.

Moof said...

Went over and left a comment - blogrolled her. Thankee!

I found out that the actor who's pic you're using is from my home town, and went to my parish high school.

Thanks for the kind comment you left on my blog, by the way. I appreciate it more than you know.

Anonymous said...

just stumbled across your blog this evening. i dare say you are the first doctor blogger i have seen in these here blogger parts. well kudos to you! i hope to stop by again.

Anonymous said...

Well, thank you Dr. A for the reference and referrals! I think this is the beginning of a wonderful new relationship. And don't worry, you won't make me mad.

I'm still interested/curious re: that interview; anytime you wish...heh.

Sorry about the beta thing, healthpsych. I'm not sure but I think I was just sort of assigned to it and not the original blogger site? Maybe all new blogs go there regardless these days?

I'm kind of a newb (but not a noob--haha) so...uh, yeah. I noticed it prompted posters to log in and/or ask for a google address if they didn't have one and I didn't like that.

Okay, talk to you later cats.

PA