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I'm only alive because I know how
to beat the NHS system:
A deeply worrying confession
Daily Mail ^
| Dr. Lesley Kirkpatrick
Posted on 10/10/2011 9:17:07 PM PDT by Nachum
When I was diagnosed with cancer, I was devastated but sure Id get the best possible treatment. After 22 years as a GP, I felt strongly that the NHS was unbeatable when it came to major illnesses like this. But I was wrong. Instead, this wonderful institution I dedicated my life to has let me down and I am only alive today because I begged and battled for drugs and paid for scans and treatments privately. (Snip) I insisted on an MRI scan, but my consultant said the NHS could only afford to do one without contrast, which
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TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: cancer; gp; nhs; system
Full title: I'm only alive because I know how to beat the NHS system: A deeply worrying confession from a GP fighting cancer
posted on 10/10/2011 9:17:14 PM PDT
it doesn’t matter. the machinery is just getting warmed up.
posted on 10/10/2011 9:19:29 PM PDT
by the invisib1e hand
(...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
what happens to patients who dont have my medical training and determination? I think her money had more to do with it than training and determination. All those years as a GP and she didn't know how f***ed up the NHS is? How blind can you be? And she acts as if this is something new. Hey, lady Doc, the NHS has always screwed people, right from the start, like all national health insurance.
posted on 10/10/2011 9:40:49 PM PDT
what happens to patients who dont have my medical training and determination?
Sorry first post was messed up.
I think her money had more to do with it than training and determination. All those years as a GP and she didn't know how f***ed up the NHS is? How blind can you be? And she acts as if this is something new. Hey, lady Doc, the NHS has always screwed people, right from the start, like all national health insurance.
posted on 10/10/2011 9:41:58 PM PDT
rule of thumb:
never ever equate years of education with judgement or “intelligence.”
however, experience and hardship in our fallen world is by far the best teacher (for those who can/will listen).
posted on 10/10/2011 10:04:24 PM PDT
To: calex59; Nachum
How did I know? Id had three patients with this cancer and all had died from it.
She knew, but she didn't really grasp the situation until it was her liver and her life on the line. Too bad she didn't go to the mat for the 3 dead patients.
My mom battled a severe form of Multiple Myeloma for 9 years in her late 60's and early 70's. She was a former nurse and spent thousands of hours online and in libraries keeping up on the latest treatments and breakthroughs and always had a say in her own treatments, including choosing her own physicians.
I tell my three sisters, who are all pro-0bamacare for some reason they are apparently unable to verbalize that under 0bamacare our mom would have lasted 3 years tops. Not one of them has attempted to refute this.
posted on 10/10/2011 10:24:48 PM PDT
by Post Toasties
(Leftists give insanity a bad name.)
“never ever equate years of education with judgement or intelligence.”
Rule of thumb #2
“Never ever equate intelligence with wisdom”
posted on 10/10/2011 10:36:58 PM PDT
To: Post Toasties
Then why on earth are your sisters for Obamacare?
posted on 10/10/2011 10:42:21 PM PDT
(The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
yup. certainly one necessary condition for wisdom is experience (which implies the courage to take real risks). there are of course many others; it’s all there in the Bible.
posted on 10/10/2011 10:51:11 PM PDT
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