Comments: Paging Dr. Google

Funny that I read this just as my professor is apologizing for Britain's health scheme. "Americans wrongly call it socialized medicine" and "it's just not given enough funding".

Posted by Cardinal Martini at March 9, 2006 11:56 AM

It's been my experience that doctor's seldom listen. I spent three years trying to convince a team of doctor's that I had PCOS. They ruled out everything else first.

Why? Because I wasn't a doctor. I was just a woman who knew her own body. I interview my doctor's very carefully now...and either they let me actively participate in my own care, or I look elsewhere. You are your own best advocate!!

Posted by Dana at March 9, 2006 02:10 PM

Wow. I'm with Dana... I want to be involved.

Posted by vw bug at March 9, 2006 04:11 PM

I grew up watching my mum be told that whatever was wrong with her was all in her head when the doctors couldn't figure it out. It wasn't until a few years ago she was finally diagnosed. And gee, it wasn't all in her head. Go figure.

Posted by Ith at March 10, 2006 11:14 AM