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Don't Waste Your Medical Mistakes

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 9:41 AM
Horse manure. My father was a firm believer in God, and life after death. He was 78 years old. He chose to not have any of those invasive life prolonging measures taken. All they would have done is prolong his pain and helplessness. He knew he was dying. He knew that medical science couldn't make a significant difference. He chose to go home and die on his own terms.
ReddestNeck Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 8:06 PM
Unless a special divine revelation had been vouchsafed to the gentleman, he can't "know" what he hasn't been told. A$$-u-me is not the same as knowing.

I’m pretty good about the little things. If I start to slip or trip but then right myself, I’ll say or think, “Thank you, Lord.” But I recently had an opportunity to be thankful about a big thing, and blew it utterly.

The situation was this: Because I had a double bypass five years ago and my blood pressure is on the borderline for medication, a doctor prescribed for me a beta blocker that could bring with it nasty side effects like insomnia and anxiety. Never having had pill problems, I ignored those warnings.

Then a routine medical lab test indicated,...