Good to hear folks are on the mend best wishes to them for a good recovery.
My own situation is going to change, I must leave the farm. The (black sheep) being myself cannot continue to reside with ignoramuses suffering from cognitive dissonance. Hopefully within a week or two I will be set up in another residence, then it will take me about a month to recover due to all my degenerated discs and failed cervical (neck) fusion (ACDF). By recovered I mean able to function without experiencing torturous pain after just driving my car for 30 minutes. Heavy pain will accompany me to my end as I will not take all the heavy drugs the doctors say I need, if I would take all the pills I am supposed to I would be like a zombie, or to better explain it I would be completely off my face 24/7. It's bad enough that after certain activities the pain becomes so bad it causes me to go into shock, then I have no real choice but to take the opioids and tranquilizers (muscle relaxants).
I had ross river fever and it went undiagnosed as my existing spinal problems cause such pain that the medico's blame everything on that. I also had a serious stomach issue (infection) that only resolved when I demanded a course of antibiotics for an apparent ear infection, they were blaming my stomach pain on the medications they gave me for the spine pain, but the medications were not to blame, the problem resolved after the antibiotic course but they still have no explanation about it and do care to give one or find one.
Sad thing is that many others are being abused by the medical system here as well. Many people call it the (Health Care system) I call it the (Health Don't Care system). Most of the people who call themselves health care professionals lack empathy and caring and some are simply cruel and careless as well as lazy and immune to any discipline following incidents of harming patients and/or simply failing to diagnose and treat serious medical problems.
Then they wonder why patients get frustrated and cause problems, on top of that the health "don't" care workers then blame the patients for their frustrations and label them as aggressive so as not to have to deal with them as well as impede any treatment that is needed. I have never been aggressive or violent with any health don't care worker ever, they are finding it difficult to continue with the problem patient line because I am now recording all interactions with them. Just the mention that I have recordings of past visits where problems have been caused by them is enough to shut their mouths about it. They deny that one of them would say a certain thing to me or any patient but I have proof that they have and do. The evidence is accumulating. I will soon be demanding to videotape via a bodycam all doctors visits and hospital visits so that i have evidence of what happens.
I am so disappointed with the lack of understanding and help from my own family that I intend to change my family name and disown all but one of them. My given name is who I am and who I am known as, so I will change my family name to the Swedish equivalent of my first given name. My oldest brother also has neck problems as he actually got his neck broken playing Rugby League, he understands in some way my issues but he got fixed up and even though his neck was fractured he got better, although he does have a degenerated disc. I have at least two additional ruptured discs in my neck as well as two discs removed and a fusion done to repair two discs that were completely "gone" from between the bones and squished toward and impinging on my spinal cord, I also have degenerated discs in my upper back as well as two very badly ruptured discs in my lower back. I can only describe the pain involved in all these problems acting up at the same time as Hell on Earth, My fingers and hands go numb, sometimes my legs stop working and I just have to go down and assume the fetal position for a time, luckily for me when my legs go it begins with a weird feeling in my pelvis which gives me warning that I must decompress my lower back immediately or I will end up on the ground involuntarily. Just recently even the right side of my face goes numb similar to after having a dental injection, kinda feels like just before the effect of the dental injection wears off, from the corner of my mouth to my ear. A bit disconcerting by not painful, it does cause me to bite the inside of my mouth though. grrrr
Such is Life. It's the only life I've got so I'm keeping it no matter what may come. If I am careful there can be some periods of relative productivity. However no more production here from me. They can do their own work now. From now on all my work will be for my own gains as the price fro me to do 8 hour work is high in both suffering and time incapacitated afterwards.
Stay healthy and look after your neck and back.
I rationalize my situation and condition by thanking the heavens that I am not in Iraq or Syria. At least I won't see my family/friends blown all over the place by some cowards bomb.
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