The 22nd of May 1995 … No one imagines leaving home for a shopping trip to find themselves regaining consciousness to the sound of broken glass and emergency workers preparing to remove them from their car after 1½ hours of laying unconscious while life saving work carries on around them. —Much less being involved in a fatal car accident from which the wounds seemingly never heal.
As children we are often taught that doctors are people we should trust unquestionably. However, that all changes after being involuntarily placed in an Accident Insurance Scheme like Work Cover … A system where legitimately injured patients are branded malingerers, liars and not only suspected of compensation fraud, but treated with contempt as if guilty, right from the start.
Tuesday the 13th of March 1990, I was a carefree 17 year old heading off to work for the day … What I never anticipated that morning as I left home for work, was that the plan I had mapped out for the adult life I was just beginning to step into, would be unexpectedly re-written by fate alone.
Before you join me in my thoughts on this beautifully maddening weirdness we call the journey of life, let me tell you about this rambling little blog and introduce myself … It’s all summed up in this one little “About” post, before you move on to the ever growing content below.
Australia, along with other western countries, are in desperate need of change in both medical practice and attitudes within the healthcare community … Change that can only ever occur when silence is broken, as those of us who are broken find our voices to tell our stories … This is where I begin to tell my story.
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