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Healing Your Health Care Wounds

A place to vent about how you've felt victimized by the health care system so we can all heal. Tell us your nightmare stories, rant about doctors, rail against the system- then let's release the charge so we can start to heal.

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Latest Activity: May 16, 2012

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Cruel nurse -- and the scare of a lifetime 3 Replies

Hey, ladies... I just really needed to post this, so that I can let go of this negativity and release it to be cleansed and neutralized. This cruel, cruel nurse doesn't deserve a single second longer…Continue

Started by Gaby. Last reply by Gaby Jul 8, 2011.

Your Womanhood & Menstruation.... 9 Replies

I understand that this may end up being a touchy subject for some, but I feel it's worth thinking about nonetheless. I'm sitting here completing some tasks with the tv on in the background and a…Continue

Tags: alternative, health, period, medications, drugs

Started by Naware Healer, Rev. & RMT. Last reply by Naware Healer, Rev. & RMT Jun 3, 2011.

OB-ehave...

In all of my life, I have never had a truly bad experience with any healthcare practitioner. While I have had some unable to "find out what's wrong with me" and what not. Working in healthcare and…Continue

Tags: delivery, labor, pregnancy, obstetrician, obstetrics

Started by Naware Healer, Rev. & RMT May 30, 2011.

Pregnancy & Hormones...

This sounds like a bit of a "silly" question to me as I'm sure some deductive reasoning might answer it, but then again if someone can more easily answer it than me conjecturing, why not? So many…Continue

Tags: hormones, pregnancy

Started by Naware Healer, Rev. & RMT May 20, 2011.

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Comment by etsen tessmer on August 4, 2011 at 11:06pm
has anyone gone to an emergency room and found out later that they were charged separate bills that go beyond what is affordable? over 1,000 for the ambulance ride and over 1,000 for the emergency room (this was for food poisoning). it's absurd because they know i am both unemployed, uninsured, and am at the low-income level. not sure where to start..
Comment by Naware Healer, Rev. & RMT on May 16, 2011 at 10:13am
Yay, more people (IMO) need to take charge of their own health.  I mean it's your body and YOU have to live with it...why be in the dark?!
Comment by Naware Healer, Rev. & RMT on May 15, 2011 at 8:01am
I feel for you Darling!  I can understand your plight and my professional opinion to anyone when dealing with something like this is to get another opinion!  If you don't feel they are right or that they are disregarding you as a patient go elsewhere!  It is sad that many doctors behave in the fashion, even if not to this extreme, but that the patient couldn't possibly know anything about their body.  On the other hand a LOT of people are not in tune with their bodies, they just want relief in the form of a pill or procedure rather than ACTUALLY fixing the issue at it's core.  It's a bit of a vicious cycle, people don't choose to educate themselves so doctors get used to lazy patients etc and so on.  *hugs & best wishes in solving the issue!*
Comment by Lissa Rankin, MD on March 25, 2011 at 7:58am
Thank you sweetie!
Comment by Lissa Rankin, MD on March 24, 2011 at 12:19pm

Yes, I was tempted to climb all the way out of the Doctor Box. It felt too small and constricting. But the Doctor Box has great power and credibility, and from within it, I can affect bigger change. So I've chosen to expand the Doctor Box. I'm visualizing it as world-sized, not something I have to squeeze myself into, but rather something I can expand in my own way so there's plenty of room for me to fly around. And from within this expanded place, I can help change the world.

 

And so can you...

Comment by Naware Healer, Rev. & RMT on March 24, 2011 at 12:16pm
Indeed!  However, as much as I *hate* to have to blend with the system and "be like society wants", the ONLY real way to change anything is from within.  Standing outside the gates banging on them usually just gets you a restraining order, but being on the inside, being privy, gives you more leeway to influence the system as a whole - so it's worth while. :D
Comment by Lissa Rankin, MD on March 24, 2011 at 9:00am

I hear you sweetie. And yes, it does help to have standard credentials in a skeptical system. I have a friend who is a well-recognized herbalist, on staff at University of Arizona and a multi-published author- and yet, she decided to go to Yale to get her MD so people would finally validate the work she does. It's heartbreaking that this is the way it is for many, but sadly, it still is. Many alternative healers are still marginalized. Which is part of why I'm writing a manifesto aimed at changing that.

 

Patients want what you and others offer. So when will the medical system get over itself and open its minds and hearts to a bigger world???

Comment by Naware Healer, Rev. & RMT on March 23, 2011 at 10:13pm

I like to think of myself as pretty well informed when it comes to my body and dealing with it.  As such I feel I've been able to avoid many pitfalls of Western medicine by following what I know is "right and normal" for my body and always asking questions.

 

Regardless of that I am guilty of not taking as good a care of myself as I ought to (common among healthcare providers) and I do worry about being accepted by those in standard medical care (something that is leading me to look into Holistic Nursing as a possibility to have some credibility...)

Comment by Lissa Rankin, MD on March 23, 2011 at 12:22pm

Have you been hurt by the system? Have you felt neglected or disrespected by doctors? Has your insurance company ripped you off? Have you been the victim of malpractice? Are you an alternative health care provider who has been dismissed and disrespected by doctors or other health care providers?

 

I'm a physician, and I realize I hold a lot of resentment- even still- against the industry I'm supposed to be a part of, so much so that I had to leave my profession. And yet, those of us with open hearts most need to lead the way. To do so, we must release our resentment and heal our wounds. 

 

As Ophira Edut said, "You can't make something wrong and make a difference at the same time."

I want to make a difference, and I'm working on a manifesto now.

 

Do you want things to be different? Tell your story and help me loving bear witness to what others have to say... 

 

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