Let me say it outright: I do not believe prescription drugs should be marketed to the general public. I don't know what the government was thinking when they allowed that, since the only benefit could be to sell more drugs by drumming up patient demand. Patients, however, know nothing about . . .
I'm a world class neurotic, the kind who pulls out the hand sanitizer after the sign of peace at Mass. The kind who wipes the cart handles off at the grocery store. (Let us not forget there is a reason most groceries now provide antibacterial wipes near the carts). I'm also someone whose mother got . . .
That's what M. calls it. The big and little health issues that crop up as a result of age and the cumulative effect of lifestyle choices we've made over the years.Access to good medical care becomes critical as we get older and I have to admit that weighed heavily into our decision to move to the . . .
Let's go back a few weeks to when I was all discombobulated about my mammogram and women's health exam, almost three years late because my GYN retired.I was a little concerned about the delay.I did finally go, on my last trip to California, earlier this month.But the GYN exam was every woman's . . .
The trauma continues. My blood pressure is sky high over it, too.The test that was supposed to happen today but couldn't happen till tomorrow because the pet scan machine was broken? Well, the insurance company refused to cover it.The death panel thought M. didn't need it. (Because that's what it . . .
This is the way M. and I feel when we're together.But right now, as we wait, wait and wait some more for tests and the results of tests and the next steps before we move, THIS is how we feel.Medicine is completely effed up. And I mean it. Here's what we've seen:A doctor wayy too busy to actually . . .