Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Vocal Minority?

Here's another article about the  angioplasty backlash
Ahh! poor doctors. Their patients are angry and vocal about not receiving treatment.  An angry minority.

I don't think we are a minority, but yes we are angry. Angry because all those years you claim to have dedicated to finding a cure have resulted in NOTHING!!!!

Nothing except more drugs!! Youv'e never had to justify your research; wether it is leading to anything promising. You've never been scrutinized and attacked the way Dr. Zamboni has been. Never had to prove that any of the drugs you prescribe actually work.
 We, the MS community, are too quick to embrace this new therapy? Well dear doctors you were too quick to dismiss it. You blame the media for causing this controversy? Well you didn't waste any time grabbing national headlines calling CCSVI a hoax, only to back track a week later because you might be able to score some research dollars.  Ha! you tell MS patients about the dangers of angioplasty? Oh we might get a blood clot? You aren't vascular surgeons, you are nuerologists. Stick to what you know, which when it comes to MS doesn't seem to be a whole heck of a lot.

Yeah some patients are afraid to speak out because their doctors will dump them if they dare even ask about CCSVI. 

Please answer this question dear doctors and then maybe I will shut up about angioplasty Tell me  what have I got to lose having this treatment? AND then tell me what you have to offer that is better.


Wendy Ireland said...

you are echoing my visceral reactions perfectly.

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Patrick@Caregivingly Yours said...

Treatment vs hope, it just should not be that way. They should be one and the same.

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick

Diane J Standiford said...

You said it! Great questions and we deserve answers. Taking all the side effects from the offered drugs that seem to be cheap bandaids---what is a blood clot? ANY SURGERY has the chance of a blood clot, yet somehow I survived THREE. Being unable to walk can cause a blood clot. LET US DECIDE. Great post.