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So I went to the QTC office for my TWO C&P exams today. First one was at 1300 and it was my MH C&P exam for PTSD/MST and my eating disorder. Was with the doctor for about 1-1/2 hours and we went through everything thorough. Apparently the reason I had this C&P was the fact that the VA originally rated me for Anorexia Nervosa back in 2014 separately from my MH PTSD/MST/Anxiety. Looks like I should be under Bulimia rating because of my binging/purging with laxatives and the abuse of the laxatives. The discussion was good, she did not have me 'totally' relive the disgusting event but we did touch on certain aspects. I was personally assaulted resulting with a pregnancy where I lost the child in my late first trimester/early second trimester. I felt pretty good about the exam and thanked her. So I had a few hours to kill before my next C&P at 1615 so I went and got something to eat and chilled. Got back to the office around 1530. Now mind you I was already a bit anxious from my discussion a few hours prior. This exam coming up was for an increase to my L ankle. I am currently on a knee bike and I have an ankle brace on my left foot. So there I am sitting in the waiting room minding my own business. Look at FB to kill time and I over hear a conversation taking place behind the glass in the office area. Now keep in mind, I suffer from MST! here is the conversation: Employee #1 - So this lady was raped 12 years ago. It's apparent you can't do a rape kit. How does she prove this? Employee #2 - Well the VA takes there word I guess. Employee #1 - Well that doesn't sound right, how do they know if she is telling the truth or not SO I F***** LOST IT! I MEAN I FREAKED THE F'OUT! Went up to the glass and said "who the hell do you think you are to even be talking about a patient and their personal file like that?" And "who are you to determine whether the person is lying or not?" "It's not up to you but rather a doctor!!!!!" I asked for his name and he told me it and I asked for a supervisor...Well guess who the supervisor was! That guy! WTF! I got the other ladies name and by now he had brought into the back b/c of how upset I was and just kept saying "I'm sorry" "I'm Sorry" Are you serious? By now the doctor who had examined me for my MH C&P came out and brought me to her office to console me. I was sobbing, I am mean literally sobbing like a baby. She said that was uncalled for and I told her "you are damn right it is". I am going to report this to the VA, the QTC corporation, anyone I can get ahold of! Needless to say I had to get myself together so that I could do my next C&P exam for my left ankle. That doctor, too, heard the whole situation and was so appalled at his actions. I told her thank you. We were able to get through my L ankle C&P. She said b/c of my right foot in a "non-weight bearing status" she couldn't do the "normal" testing of both feet/ankles. She said I am noting it and she also said that the knee bike I am using now for my right foot, is probably causing even worse issues to my left foot ankle b/c now I have all the weight on my left foot/ankle. She told me that I should get a wheel chair and to discuss with my podiatrist. My calf muscle is significantly smaller now on my right foot but that is to be expected. Over all the this exam went well and I believe favorable too. So with all that going on today I am just completely devastated and reverting back to my old self.... Thank you for letting me vent!