Saturday, March 3, 2012
Bits and Pieces
Boy, do I know how that feels. I find that you really have to fight for it, and sometimes you will alienate those who are supposedly looking after you. I am particularly confused at times when something happens and I can't tell if it is a side effect or just something which has come my way....so I often opt to visit the my general practitioner rather than driving down to my oncologist who is farther away.
You really have to keep the whole person in focus in front of the doctor's eyes. I think this is a major problem in today's medicine. We aren't treating the person as a whole, we aren't having all the specialists working well together and the person who loses is the patient. Annoying.
We have the same problem here as in Europe. Go figure.
However, I did get a little charge out of visiting my GP on Friday for my back pain. He used his reflect hammer to test the neural response on both of my knees....of course, nothing moved. The nerves are very damaged. I know that. I've been trying to tell people that...but when the doctor sees the extent of the damage himself....well, I get a little chuckle at seeing his eyebrows raise.