01 March 2013 ~ 12 Comments

How To Be a Good Doctor – 10 Patient Tips

You might wonder who on earth I am to have the gall to give tips to doctors. Well, I’ll tell you. I’m a very well informed chronically ill patient who has gone through doctor after doctor after doctor and sadly at times has suffered greatly as a result. I’m not saying there aren’t good doctors […]






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05 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Sassy Style Talk With AJ: The Power of the Mind to Heal the Body, by Anita Roberts

“I’m hopelessly addicted to placebos.” Stephen Wright Placebos.  The sugar pill.  Woo woo medicine.  Doctors insult our intelligence about knowing when we’re sick and in pain by fobbing off this kind of thing on us, don’t they? Well, wait a minute.  Maybe not.  Not always.  Hear me out on this one because I have some […]






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28 November 2011 ~ 6 Comments

Dastardly Doctors and Fighting The Good Fight

My husband returned from seeing a liver specialist today who shouted at him and told him off for not taking the full dose of his meds because it hasn’t always been practical to take three a day, even though his levels are now excellent. It was this – as well as countless other experiences with […]






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14 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

FWBW 17: Desperately Seeking Dr. Jekyll

http://dearthyroid.org/flying-with-broken-wings-desperately-seeking-dr-jekyll/ One of the comments on my last column inspired me to write this article. The commenter opined that she feels that the doctoring profession is subjected to witch hunting and saber rattling on Dear Thyroid™. She believes that this is because patients get angry and lash out at their doctors. It concerns me that […]






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