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  •  More power to you (2+ / 0-)
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    joe wobblie, highacidity

    It sounds like you educated yourself and made an educated decision.

    I do however think you must be VERY careful in advocating people ditch modern medicine for "natural" cures before fully educating themselves and working in conjunction with reputable doctors.

    Even very smart people can get sucked into this hope.   I read that Steve Jobs was very remorseful for believing in "natural remedies" before finally turning to traditional medicine.

    •  I doubt that roseeriter (1+ / 0-)
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      Mnemosyne

      ...has powerful influence over the decisions that strangers make about their health care decisions.

      All stories should be told without need for special warnings.


      Most people, when knocked over by the truth, have a tendency to pick themselves up, brush themselves off...and then hurry away like nothing had ever happened.

      by Pluto on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 10:51:31 AM PST

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    •  I'm not advocating anything. I am suggesting (4+ / 0-)

      take some control of self needs and know, learn your own body's responses and needs. Drs tend to treat everyone's physical problem as if we are all the same, ignoring that what may work for one may kill another. Many people treat drs like supreme intelligent beings and believe me they are just like everyone else, luck of the draw.

      I've had some great drs and I've had some horrible insensitive drs who shouldn't be treating anyone.

      To me we do have a choice even when we think we don't.
      Usually when we are very ill we are very vulnerable and just want relief, help etc. And that is usually when we give someone else our life so to speak.

      I do advocate to do your own research about your disease and health issues.

      My drs have noted in my medical records that 'patient is very knowledgeable about her disease'. It kind of makes me chuckle cause I don't know if that impresses them or is used as a warning to other drs.:)

      "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

      "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

      by roseeriter on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 10:53:33 AM PST

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      •  my guess is (0+ / 0-)

        the latter:

        My drs have noted in my medical records that 'patient is very knowledgeable about her disease'. It kind of makes me chuckle cause I don't know if that impresses them or is used as a warning to other drs.:)
        Docs in the American system don't seem to do well when you question their infinite wisdom. One of the governing factors in admission to med school used to be, perhaps still is, evidence of a strong personality that thinks it's always right, aka god complex.

        I hope that's changed in recent years, but haven't seen much to indicate so.

        Listen, are you breathing just a little and calling it a life? -- Mary Oliver

        by Mnemosyne on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 07:03:28 PM PST

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