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I'm only alive because I know how to beat the NHS system: A deeply worrying confession from a
Daily Mail ^ | 10/10/11 | 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 I’d 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
1 posted on 10/10/2011 9:17:14 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

it doesn’t matter. the machinery is just getting warmed up.


2 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)
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To: Nachum
what happens to patients who don’t 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.
3 posted on 10/10/2011 9:40:49 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Nachum
what happens to patients who don’t 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.

4 posted on 10/10/2011 9:41:58 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Nachum

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).


5 posted on 10/10/2011 10:04:24 PM PDT by dadfly
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How did I know? I’d 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.

6 posted on 10/10/2011 10:04:31 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Nachum
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.

7 posted on 10/10/2011 10:24:48 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name.)
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To: dadfly

“never ever equate years of education with judgement or “intelligence.””

Rule of thumb #2

“Never ever equate “intelligence” with wisdom”


8 posted on 10/10/2011 10:36:58 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Post Toasties

Then why on earth are your sisters for Obamacare?


9 posted on 10/10/2011 10:42:21 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: aquila48

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.


10 posted on 10/10/2011 10:51:11 PM PDT by dadfly
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