The little things that adds up – Healthcare failures part 2 of x

This is part of “the little things…”-series. If you’re currently extremely ill or never had to deal extensively with the healthcare system before, you might find it petty. Yesterday I had an appointment by phone with my pain relief doctor; it was planned for 11:15. We’re a modern family; we …

The little things that adds up – Healthcare failures part 1 of x

Pain relief One time after I’d finished a course of treatment, I just wanted to speak with my doctor before leaving. See, for some reason I’d developed some intense pain in my hips – I literally couldn’t sit up without excruciating pain, I had to lie down, I couldn’t sit …

The little things that adds up – Healthcare failures part 3 of x – Life After Child Cancer

These small things can be as bad as the life-threatening, necrotizing pancreatitis with retroperitoneal bleeding I got. Comments like these, when you’re vulnerable, stick with you. This is the reason I bring them up. As acutely ill, it’s incredibly important to be prepared and have a plan. The most important …