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    On Mar 13, 2012 Dennis wrote:

     Socialized care is trying to keep me alive, but the Doctors are busy and it is a different one each time, resulting in differing opinions on the same issue. They don't have time  to read the chart thoroughly. They are also haughty and in command, authorities that don't like to be challenged.
    this last time the Dr. was one hour late and utterly changed course from what the previous Dr. said. I tried to explain my angst, but she just got more feisty. There we were the patient wanting and needing compassionate medical care and the Doctor ostensibly committed to help, but it felt like we were totally at odds. She took my Blood pressure and it was understandably through the roof. I am not quite there, not quite transformed, but I am trying very hard to appreciate her position. I have also done some research and found out what she is recommending is pretty much standard treatment. I have decided that I am not my best protector and while well intentioned, I now believe it would be in my best interests to appreciate both the struggle I am in and the struggle they are in. It isn't always easy even though I assume we want the same thing.

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