Anytime you enter the conventional or allopathic "medical model", you are putting yourself at risk. I have seen studies that have said every time you check in to a hospital there is over a 50% chance of some kind of medical mistake happening to you. And with the medical system currently ranked in the top 3 causes of death in this country, there is more than one reason to avoid it if you can. Now I don't hate medical doctors or drugs, they save lives everyday, and thank God they are there. But I still haven't met a medical doctor who doesn't agree that we are over medicated. How do you lower your risk? Reduce your usage!
But you're healthy right? It's not going to happen to you. Well, hopefully not, but let me share a story that happened to one of my patients this week, who would have never dreamed it would be her either. This patient of mine is pretty healthy, proactive about her health, that's why she's a patient in my office :). She had an routine appointment with her OBGYN to remove the popular IUD Mirena, as her and her husband were thinking about trying for another baby. This should be an exciting time! Well one little problem, on the removal attempt, the doctor said the string broke. And now the only way to get it out is surgery. )Side note, the doctor of course without hesitation blamed this break on the shape of my patients cervix...Hmmm Don't take any blame Doc!) So of course my patient was frustrated, as this surgery was going to interfere with her work week and schedule. She also wasn't too happy that this procedure was going to set her back over a thousand bucks! Which she needed to pay before her deductible was met. She also wasn't very fond of the idea of being put under anesthesia, I don't think anyone ever is. But there was only way to get this thing out, so the surgery was scheduled.
During the surgery she had a "small reaction" to the anesthesia. This is really turning out great for my patient isn't it? Well for the next few days, she was swollen, having an extremely hard time breathing, and has felt very sick. But these things "sometimes happen", which was also said during the 1st attempt to remove the IUD. This then led to her being put on multiple prescriptions for her reaction, antibiotics and anti inflammatory drugs. Then a couple of days later, she had to get some kind of test done because of this whole thing where they injecting one her veins in her arm with some dye. The only problem, the nurse injecting the dye, blew her vein, and injected my patient's arm with a whole bunch of dye causing intense pain and swelling. What was she told? "These things sometimes happen." All said and done, my patient is still on a course of antibiotics and this whole little mistake has cost her over 3 thousand dollars.
Now when she came back in to me, you could see the look of frustration on her face. Why? Well losing 3k for no good reason will piss anyone off. But the real reason? Because, this mistake has made a perfectly healthy person go through a nightmare. We are now trying to restore her health as quickly as possible. This is just one example of many on how fast your health can be taken from you if you're not too careful. One drug leads to another, multiple drugs leads to surgery, surgery leads to more surgery and more drugs. It's a one way street that leads straight in to a dead end. I have seen it too many times.
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