Posts Tagged ‘anger’

Ever Chewed Out a Healthcare Worker?

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My hospital is around the corner from Gucci, Coach, and the Apple Store.  (Swank huh?)  I’m sure sneaky shoppers try to park in the hospital garage at patient rates.  It’s the front desk staff’s job to make sure they don’t. A few years back, I had a particularly horrible post-surgery appointment:...
September 29th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Reaching Your Breaking Point?

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I got an email last night from a cancer patient.  She asked that I not use her name.  So I’ll call her Mia.  She wanted me to pose a question to you: “The day I received my fourth diagnosis, I called my mother on the phone balling, crying. I could barely talk.  ‘How f***ing strong do I have...
September 11th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Ever get unwanted health advice from friends?

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Here’s a great question I got from a reader living with lupus: Dear Kairol, A number of people are giving me well meaning but downright useless and unsolicited advice about my illness and how I should handle it – diet suggestions, names of new doctors, and how to manage my illness in the workplace.   ...
July 31st, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More