“I do not trust doctors and I am very skeptical about all medical appointments and diagnoses.” You & me both.

PRACTICING MEDICINE

A woman in Britain has lost almost all of her limbs after a hospital failed to properly diagnosis and treat her.

Sadly, I am in a similar position. Doctors have not been able to answer why I am suffering from various conditions. I go through cycles of infection and lethargy. But no one has been able to explain why or what’s causing it.

They have diagnosed me with inflammatory bowel disease, lymphedema, rheumatoid arthritis in my elbows and knees, and esophagitis. The inflammation in my esophagus appears to be under control with a medication. But the others are not.

I’ve read about this woman’s case. She had sepsis, parts of her body tissue dying off from lack of blood flow, then gangrene, then blood infection. So disturbing that professionals can miss such dangerous symptoms. And she has paid dearly for it.

Obviously, fearful of the attention and potential litigation, the hospital administration have formally apologized. What good are apologies? This woman has lost her limbs! Her legs! And any trust she had in doctors and nurses.

ajh

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