“Why in the hell don’t they check everything?” — Dick Cavett on the premature death of Gilda Radner from cancer

I am asking the same question and have been for a long time. Medical professionals — doctors, nurses, et al — can be infuriating at times. I have been getting sick for so long now that I am beginning to learn how to force them into being better, into paying attention to the patient, in this case, me. Don’t me so goddamn dismissive of what a patient says, of how the person is feeling, and what knowledge and experience he — or she — may have!


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