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  • by hfb (74) on 2002.04.09 11:11 (#6788) Homepage Journal

    Just because they have an MD, Ph.d. behind the name doesn't make them miracle workers. Hospitals are horribly understaffed and what staff there is available are overworked to the point of making stupid mistakes. Medicine isn't a right to life but merely a possibility at cheating death a little while longer. There are no guarantees in this lifetime so why should medicine be any different?

    I don't know which was worse; watching my father die of esophageal cancer or my mother's helplessness to save him after years of dispensing medical service to others. Cancer is always harder on those nearest to the patient since the patient has no other choice but to prepare for the inevitable. Be happy, she's alive.