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Monday, January 19, 2009

Doctors and Algebra

i have to go see another doctor (doctor B) today about my cervical cancer. this is the one who is covered by insurance, but he doesn't speak english, which is why i was going to the private doctor (doctor A) to begin with. Now hopefully doctor B will just write the referral i need to go see yet another doctor (doctor C) on Thursday. doctor C is the oncologist/gynecologist. he'll be the one performing the surgery.

upon all these doctors and doctor visits, the question is posed: how many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb? i have been seeing so many doctors lately, i feel like i'm at a singles mixer for the rich and famous. call me old fashioned but i prefer to be tied down to one doctor and not play the field. to have just one doctor that does everything and not have your medical journal look like an algebra problem.

if A+B=C, then why can't i just go to C? is it just like in school when you can't just write down the answer, but have to show your work? my teachers always said that i would need all of that information i learned sometime in my life. i just never thought it would be that.

maybe life really is an arithmetic problem. death is "the answer", "showing your work" is life itself.


novice_blogger said...

My heart goes out to you, you will be in my prayers. Unfortunately the health insurance system in our country is so messed up that it needs a serious change.

Please write more and make people aware of these issues.

Take care

Sal said...

Take care of yourself.
God Bless.

Cervical cancer said...

Cervical cancer is malignant neoplasm of the cervix uteri or cervical area. It may present withvaginal bleeding, but symptoms may be absent until the cancer is in its advanced stages.[