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MedicalAdmin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 06:18 PM
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74. What can you say except "it sucks."
We aren't giving up and will continue to fight for her but we are Sisyphus pushing a really big rock up a really really big hill.
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  -We had to tell a patient today that she is probably going to die. MedicalAdmin  Apr-28-11 12:56 PM   #0 
  - Yes.  MineralMan   Apr-28-11 12:58 PM   #1 
  - I cannot imagine the pain your job must sometimes bring you.  ScreamingMeemie   Apr-28-11 01:00 PM   #2 
  - I will cross my fingers for you too.  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 05:59 PM   #61 
  - It should long ago, have had people out in the streets  sabrina 1   Apr-28-11 01:01 PM   #3 
  - Bewildering, isn't it? Especially since the very same people who SHOULD be out  calimary   Apr-28-11 01:58 PM   #21 
  - Yes, it is bewildering. It's apparently the result of a lot of  sabrina 1   Apr-28-11 02:04 PM   #23 
     - propaganda and the wide reach of corporations  BlancheSplanchnik   Apr-28-11 08:03 PM   #84 
        - You make a good point. I don't understand it but that would  sabrina 1   Apr-29-11 02:10 AM   #101 
  - Perhaps There Were People Out In the Streets  AndyTiedye   Apr-28-11 05:23 PM   #52 
  - that's right  barbtries   Apr-28-11 05:33 PM   #53 
  - Our clinic and staff fought for and will continue to fight..  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 06:02 PM   #64 
  - We are doing what we can for her ...  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 06:01 PM   #63 
  - We have gotten lazy. In the 50's and 60's  emilyg   Apr-28-11 09:16 PM   #90 
  - Recommend  xchrom   Apr-28-11 01:01 PM   #4 
  - I'm so sorry.  lapislzi   Apr-28-11 01:02 PM   #5 
  - "when one's helping hands are tied behind one's back." Excellently and poetically worded!  bobbolink   Apr-29-11 01:35 PM   #132 
  - Are online donations possible? nt  wtmusic   Apr-28-11 01:02 PM   #6 
  - Donations can be made at the local bank.  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 01:26 PM   #12 
     - Thanks. nt  bluestate10   Apr-28-11 04:17 PM   #39 
        - Thanks to you.  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 06:03 PM   #65 
           - Medical Admin, my heart goes out to you  Mimosa   Apr-29-11 02:55 AM   #104 
  - What do you expect from the greatest nation on the face of the earth???  CreekDog   Apr-28-11 01:03 PM   #7 
  - Unbelievably sad. And unnecessary.  tabatha   Apr-28-11 01:18 PM   #8 
  - Her entire community is rallying around her.  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 06:06 PM   #66 
  - Life in America shouldn't be like this  DainBramaged   Apr-28-11 01:23 PM   #9 
  - Good point - I'll do that.  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 02:34 PM   #24 
  - So sad.  ceile   Apr-28-11 01:24 PM   #10 
  - You can do both. I do.  bobbolink   Apr-28-11 03:59 PM   #30 
  - Me too... :^(  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-28-11 05:03 PM   #49 
  - Yah - me too. It's one of those cancers that is almost  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 06:07 PM   #67 
  - Examples of why the US needs a single payer system  murphyj87   Apr-28-11 01:24 PM   #11 
  - These are great links.  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 03:31 PM   #27 
  - My cousin...  murphyj87   Apr-28-11 04:13 PM   #35 
     - Dr. Aberle is looking at a primary gig at ...  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 05:06 PM   #50 
        - Pierre Trudeau said.......  murphyj87   Apr-28-11 05:36 PM   #54 
           - Sleeping next to an elephant.  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 05:56 PM   #58 
  - Canada blocks people from coming in if they will be 'burden on society' due to medical problems, so  stockholmer   Apr-29-11 06:13 AM   #111 
  - I cried while reading this, still am, health care is a right, not a privilege, I am sorry this is  louslobbs   Apr-28-11 01:27 PM   #13 
  - I will give up the fight when they pry my cold dead fingers...  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 06:09 PM   #68 
     - I really feel you my friend, I am so sorry.  louslobbs   Apr-28-11 06:24 PM   #77 
     - What [s]he said.^ K-R  999998th word   Apr-29-11 01:46 AM   #100 
  - Unfortunately, the douches in Congress  Cleita   Apr-28-11 01:29 PM   #14 
  - rough situation  ontime1969   Apr-28-11 01:41 PM   #15 
  - I agree to some extent.......  murphyj87   Apr-28-11 01:58 PM   #22 
  - Thanks for that info.  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 03:04 PM   #26 
  - ^ Re: "huge overhead needed to fight insurance companies for every payment" ^  Mimosa   Apr-29-11 03:41 AM   #108 
     - I see nothing in the ACA that will change this.  MedicalAdmin   Apr-29-11 10:23 AM   #117 
  - Sometimes it may depend on the insurance a person has  dflprincess   Apr-28-11 09:02 PM   #89 
  - .  Coyote_Bandit   Apr-28-11 01:42 PM   #16 
  - It's strange but I actually feel blessed to be able to do this job.  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 06:11 PM   #69 
     - They did the same thing for my mother, kept her comfortable, pain free and hospice was wonderful,  louslobbs   Apr-29-11 11:28 AM   #127 
        - Oh, Lou, I'm sorry!  bobbolink   Apr-29-11 03:15 PM   #133 
           - Thanks Bobbo, it was kind of you to say those words to me, I appreciate you also.  louslobbs   Apr-29-11 03:28 PM   #134 
           - Yes, I do think we know that. The thought has occurred to me, with this onslaught of Randism, that  bobbolink   Apr-29-11 03:44 PM   #136 
              - I like the way you think........all the best, Lou  louslobbs   Apr-29-11 03:50 PM   #137 
           - I also left you an email on your private email address, read it when you can, thanks  louslobbs   Apr-29-11 03:31 PM   #135 
  - Recommended.  Pool Hall Ace   Apr-28-11 01:44 PM   #17 
  - This is why some of us are so "uncompromising" on the issue of health care reform  Armstead   Apr-28-11 01:45 PM   #18 
  - Amen brother.  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 06:12 PM   #70 
  - Repeated over and over again.  MuseRider   Apr-28-11 01:50 PM   #19 
  - Thanks.  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 06:14 PM   #71 
  - I worked in an Oncology unit for  libmom74   Apr-28-11 01:53 PM   #20 
  - Would it be possible to write that as an LTTE?  bobbolink   Apr-28-11 04:04 PM   #32 
  - LTTE?  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 06:15 PM   #72 
  - sorry... Letter To The Editor.  bobbolink   Apr-28-11 07:14 PM   #81 
     - I willl need to check with the pt. but if she OK's it....  MedicalAdmin   Apr-29-11 10:23 AM   #118 
        - Thank you. You know, that would probably be very difficult for her and her family at  bobbolink   Apr-29-11 12:20 PM   #129 
  - I haven't done that but it's something  libmom74   Apr-29-11 02:46 AM   #103 
  - I put in a lot of time with Health Care for All Colorado, and they devoted a lot of energy to  bobbolink   Apr-29-11 03:58 PM   #138 
  - Why stop there? Write an editorial  Cowpunk   Apr-29-11 10:50 AM   #123 
  - Great post. Our system is a nightmare, and too many people don't realize this until they are ill  anneboleyn   Apr-28-11 04:14 PM   #36 
  - I remember going to fundraiser for a cancer survivor who needed follow up  CTyankee   Apr-28-11 02:48 PM   #25 
  - ^'Her insurance only covered surgery, refused to pay for the follow up chemo.'^  Mimosa   Apr-29-11 03:06 AM   #107 
  - !!!  Odin2005   Apr-28-11 03:37 PM   #28 
  - Thanks everyone for the feedback and support.  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 03:52 PM   #29 
     - Yes, our "health care system" is a collection jar at the local 7-11.  bobbolink   Apr-28-11 04:05 PM   #33 
        - It's funny but the last time I was in canada a few years ago...  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 05:58 PM   #59 
  - Preventive medicine is a dirty word in America -- !!  defendandprotect   Apr-28-11 04:01 PM   #31 
  - Thank you and your team for doing what you can in a terrible and tragic situation. REC. nt  bertman   Apr-28-11 04:06 PM   #34 
  - Thank you DU for your support.  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 06:17 PM   #73 
  - This made me cry  lunatica   Apr-28-11 04:16 PM   #37 
  - *hug* nt  sudopod   Apr-28-11 04:17 PM   #38 
  - your shoes have been on my feet  irisblue   Apr-28-11 04:23 PM   #40 
  - What can you say except "it sucks."  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 06:18 PM   #74 
  - K&R  Fire1   Apr-28-11 04:27 PM   #41 
  - My heart breaks for her and her family...  Moostache   Apr-28-11 04:33 PM   #42 
  - Thanks and thanks for the guinness.  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 06:23 PM   #76 
  - The people we encounter that fear  Enthusiast   Apr-28-11 04:49 PM   #43 
  - My brother in law was like that.  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 06:29 PM   #78 
  - Just think ...all those "freeloaders" who are needing help from big government...  L0oniX   Apr-28-11 04:49 PM   #44 
  - actually it would take the cost of 300 million screens a year  hfojvt   Apr-28-11 04:49 PM   #45 
  - Actually it wouldn't.  MedicalAdmin   Apr-28-11 06:31 PM   #79 
     - Wow. Simply wow.  Mimosa   Apr-29-11 02:57 AM   #105 
     - Technically, that's supposed to be true in the US, as well - 'practicing medicine without a license'  closeupready   Apr-29-11 06:12 AM   #110 
        - They sneak around that by claiming that....  MedicalAdmin   Apr-29-11 10:29 AM   #119 
           - Infuriating and scandalous. But they don't care.  closeupready   Apr-29-11 10:39 AM   #122 
  - k/r  FourScore   Apr-28-11 04:49 PM   #46 
  - I am so sorry for this. I hope your patient goes quietly and painlessly  neoralme   Apr-28-11 04:52 PM   #47 
  - This is so sad...  rasputin1952   Apr-28-11 04:56 PM   #48 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-28-11 05:11 PM   #51 
  - If the mainstream media WAS liberal,  Permanut   Apr-28-11 05:38 PM   #55 
  - We Need Real Nationalized Health Care  WVRICK13   Apr-28-11 05:43 PM   #56 
  - I am SO glad my wife was coverd under the German system  DFW   Apr-29-11 02:21 AM   #102 
  - That sucks. I swear our corporate masters want to turn us into a third world country.  Initech   Apr-28-11 05:52 PM   #57 
  - Want to? I think they are pretty far down that road.....  Desertrose   Apr-28-11 05:58 PM   #60 
     - I hear ya. It's bad, really bad.  Initech   Apr-28-11 06:21 PM   #75 
  - That's very sad, unfortunately with good coverage doctors sometimes miss things that can kill you  slackmaster   Apr-28-11 06:00 PM   #62 
  - Which is no argument against single payer. But good try. nt  TBF   Apr-28-11 09:37 PM   #91 
  - My husband's doctor killed him by not doing a colonoscopy on him.  SharonAnn   Apr-28-11 10:18 PM   #94 
     - Ugh. That one runs in my family.  slackmaster   Apr-28-11 10:30 PM   #96 
     - My mom was diagnosed with colon cancer two years ago.  OnyxCollie   Apr-28-11 11:54 PM   #99 
        - Can you afford NOT to get screened? Family history is a strong justification for early screening.  slackmaster   Apr-29-11 08:51 AM   #115 
           - What's to fight?  OnyxCollie   Apr-29-11 10:52 AM   #124 
     - That's malpractice.  Mimosa   Apr-29-11 03:01 AM   #106 
        - I concur. Sounds like a potential major lawsuit, and that doctor should be de-licensed.  slackmaster   Apr-29-11 08:52 AM   #116 
  - we need single payer  mdmc   Apr-28-11 06:32 PM   #80 
  - Thanks for putting this here. So many familiies devastated for nothing.  freshwest   Apr-28-11 07:24 PM   #82 
  - I just lost my mom, puebloknot, the same way.  SourFlower   Apr-28-11 07:39 PM   #83 
  - this is just too heartbreaking....I hope at least she can be spared as much pain as possible  BlancheSplanchnik   Apr-28-11 08:05 PM   #85 
  - K&R is all I got.  Chorophyll   Apr-28-11 08:05 PM   #86 
  - I shed a tear- you described the majority of my patients,as well.  w8liftinglady   Apr-28-11 08:07 PM   #87 
  - K&R (nt)  Kurovski   Apr-28-11 08:57 PM   #88 
  - This is just so sad.  Thumper79   Apr-28-11 09:51 PM   #92 
  - Recommended...  MrMickeysMom   Apr-28-11 09:52 PM   #93 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-28-11 10:25 PM   #95 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-28-11 10:50 PM   #98 
  - EVERYBODY SEND AN EMAIL  jbeing   Apr-28-11 10:49 PM   #97 
  - end-of-life counseling  HolyCity2012   Apr-29-11 05:21 AM   #109 
  - It can be hard to be a caring human.  JNelson6563   Apr-29-11 06:52 AM   #112 
  - Terrible story and I feel so sorry for her family.  trotsky   Apr-29-11 06:54 AM   #113 
  - Not at all. It was a statement, not a judgement.  MedicalAdmin   Apr-29-11 10:33 AM   #120 
  - Stage 4 cancer  TheManInTheMac   Apr-29-11 07:55 AM   #114 
  - Yes, it does.  MedicalAdmin   Apr-29-11 10:36 AM   #121 
     - It is a shame  TheManInTheMac   Apr-29-11 11:19 AM   #126 
     - It really is insanity, $1000 in tests approx 2-3 yrs ago, could have stopped this whole painful  louslobbs   Apr-29-11 11:45 AM   #128 
  - The U.S. system  area51   Apr-29-11 10:58 AM   #125 
  - Our president never even considered single payer.  Stinky The Clown   Apr-29-11 12:48 PM   #130 
  - I don't know where you are located, but if you're in the Seattle area...  keopeli   Apr-29-11 12:51 PM   #131 
 

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