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Don't be afraid to ask ..


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Dawn Michelle
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Don't be afraid to ask ..

20 Jul 2009 1:29AM   Views : 248 Unique : 217

I have been having a hard time accepting mom's death.. the not knowing answers has been the hardest part. So I have been getting medical records and reading over them.
Mom went into her check up visit alone back in Nov. 08. Where she was told she had high blood pressure. She was given a high dose of BP pressure which she took for several weeks. After reading her reports I couldn't see anything that showed a red flag.. I laid the papers down and just happen to glance over at them later and there it was big as life.. she didn't have high BP.. it was normal ! She had took the pills and they lowered her BP to the point of no return and she lost both kidney's and her colon..
Yesterday would have been her 64th birthday. I got the information on Friday and thought what a bd present.
I don't see me sewing over this..but I do not want it to go unheard.. PLEASE ask your doctors questions. Go in with family when you can and ask questions.
Mom was very alert so I didn't think about going in with her.
So I pray that you will remember this as you go into see your doctors and don't be afraid to question them. They are only human and make mistakes.. you have the right to ASK .. so please do so..
Don't let what happen to my Mom happen to your family.. If we had only ask right then.

The doctor yelled at her in March for questioning the meds and saying that she beleived it was the pills that put her in this condition.. He wouldn't let us see the files.. He isn't in on Fridays and his staff gave me 39 pages of her file. This is the only reason I know.. Two weeks later was put in the hospital and as you know never came home with me..

I think if she would have ask him the day he wrote out prescription he might of double checked himself without question.. so PLEASE ASK !!!

God Bless


Anthony 16 5.6k 17 Scotland
20 Jul 2009 10:38AM
thats good advice Dawn. Many people accept what they are told as in the most part its generally, usually correct. So assumptions are made. Humans make mistakes, sometimes with no ill effect, sometimes with tragic effect, as in your case. So, as you say, if there is any doubt, if you dont understand something, if you need to clarify anything, ask. Get a second opinion if necessary. Its a basic right of everyone to understand what is happening to them, and more importantly to know what is being done to them.

I hope your mothers suffering was minimal, my condolences on your loss.


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dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
20 Jul 2009 1:21PM
Thank you Anthony.

I hope what you and I both wrote will help someone to remember to ask questions till they are comfortable with the answers they get..

Dawn Michelle

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