What No One Wants Me To Say.I wrote this several months ago after receiving the latest round of less than stellar news from my cardiologist. I posted it on my (until then) humorous blog and I subsequently read it to him in its entirety, hoping for some positive solutions or maybe a sense of outrage that I went through this. I love my cardiologist, and I probably caught him off guard, but his response was more along the lines of resigned complacency and "the staff has changed" and "unfortunately, these things can happen." He suggested I share it with the surgeon and staff wherever I choose to have the next surgery. I will certainly do that, but I also feel that others could benefit from my story and that complacency is not the right answer. Maybe mandatory patient advocates assigned to all patients in ICU? I see him again next month and am not feeling very optimistic.
The link is to the full story posted on my blog: WHAT NO ONE WANTS ME TO SAY