erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Tue Dec 9 12:47:45 EST 2008
Lynn Wigglesworth wrote:
> I watch my mother's doctors do that all the time. They look up the
> symptoms, give her a medication, then 2 more to counteract the side
> effects. She has total trust in doctors and doesn't ever question
> anything they do. She just had a radical mastectomy because they
> found one tiny nodule...they removed it in a biopsy, and it was
> cancerous, to they took the whole breast, even though nothing else
> showed up in a mamogram or MRI. I guess they figured that at 92, she
> didn't need the breast anymore. I tried to question it, but was
> roundly 'shushed' by the doctor and my mother.
> I take a lot of responsibility for my health; I just don't go to
> doctors. I know my blood pressure and blood sugar. I have a family
> history of diabetes, so I've already adopted a sensible diet and
> exercise program before it starts...my grandmother didn't show any
> signs of diabetes until she entered a nursing home at 97 years old
> and ate the crap food there.
> I like the principles of Chinese medicine, and just this week found a
> (sort of) local practitioner...if I need help, that's where I'd go.
> Their holistic approach appeals to me so much more than Western
> medicine's approach.
So Lynn, if you, tomorrow, found a lump in your breast or armpit, which
medical route would you choose, knowing that your mother had breast
“Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to
hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda
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