Far from my usual content on this website, this post is a copy of a letter I recently sent to The South Australian Minister for Health & Wellbeing. —A letter requesting assistance in accessing adequate medical care, as well as …
Acceptance of reality, “What Really Is!”, isn’t giving up or giving in … It’s a positive step forward through accepting the reality of circumstance, moving forward with a balanced perspective and hopefully surpassing all expectations.
I don’t think I will ever know if my medical journey really began during late 1989, as a result of the Epstein Barr Virus. The time for anyone knowing if that illness played any part, conclusively, has long gone by. —However, it certainly is a noteworthy event in my medical history and I would imagine a noteworthy event in other people’s medical histories too, without them even being aware of it’s potential significance.
“What have you learnt through the process of accessing your medical files, keeping a detailed symptom journal and collating your own medical history?” —This was the question posed to me by a Rheumatologist during 2018 … I also had one question of my own, “Did he really want my honest answer to this question?”
The absolute truth is, no doctor or any other medical professional will ever be prepared to hear my honest answer to this particular question in it’s entirety, simply because the brutally honest truth of the matter paints one mighty damning picture of modern medicine and the medical community as a whole … A topic many more patients need to break their silence on!
I can’t help but wonder how many people are dismissed by healthcare professionals because they don’t allow themselves to look sick enough, complain loudly enough or wince while being poked and prodded by doctors?
Defiant strength to hide or overcome pain and physical limitations can be the greatest downfall! —No doctor will ever believe the account of my daily life I share here, simply because I hold myself strong in defiance of being labelled a malingerer and a fraud!
Sadly, I am far from alone in my strength to overcome being my greatest downfall!
I just have to ask, “Would a surgeon, or any medical professional, be content living with pins in their arm that are literally cutting their way through the flesh — from the inside out?”
This is one of those medical scenarios where you have to wonder if there was any thought in the surgeon’s mind as to the implications of finishing off a medical procedure to such an unsatisfactory standard.
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.