Tuesday, September 20, 2005
MD = MisDiagnosis
Although this story first appeared in the SJ-R over two weeks ago, I just read it yesterday online. It's a story written by SJ-R employee Rosalynne Harty who recently lost her battle with ovarian cancer. The tale she tells in this first of two stories (the other is here) is one of almost unbelievably bad doctoring by her physicians. It's incredible how long it took her to get a proper diagnosis. Time that allowed her tumors grow unchecked. I think this goes on more then we want to believe. All I can say is, don't ever put up with a dismissive doctor or a diagnosis that comes off as being a guess to get you out of the doctor's office.