Category Archives: hospitalization

GREAT BEDSIDE MANNER DOES NOT NECCESSARILY MEAN SKILLFUL DOCTOR

It came down to a simple choice: the most skilled doctor or the kindest doctor. Continue reading

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Shedding Light On the Cancer Journey: the book

My dear and faithful readers: As of today, over 62,000 people have read and hopefully benefited from this blog– beyond my wildest expectation when I started this project  6 years ago. Such strong support has led me to turn Shedding Light On the … Continue reading

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WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE AND WHY ARE THEY ALL IN MY ROOM?–TEACHING HOSPITAL HIERARCHY

This nuts-and-bolts explanation clarifies some of the crucial aspects of how “The System” works that we could never figure out on our own. Continue reading

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A FEW MORE WORDS ABOUT POWERPORTS

Having a Powerport is not a free ride. It isn’t one of one of those medical marvels that you have installed in your body and then forget about. Continue reading

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DOING TIME IN THE HOSPITAL– AVOIDING THE PITFALLS AND GETTING OUT FAST

“The doctor knows best” thinking is a relic of the past; the new medical paradigm works best as a partnership. Having a hospital game plan facilitates speedy release and eliminates unnecessary suffering. Continue reading

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