I had done research on nothing but emphysema and COPD for over a year when I began to go with her into the treatment rooms. It wasn’t long before I could ask intelligent questions and I could also see through their rhetoric. After a while their responses and comments to me started to seem canned, almost like they were prepped on what to say to me by someone. But these were the doctors. They were the boss in the office so who could be prepping them? How could they all have the same responses to my questions almost word for word?
This however, is exactly what they did with this information. They repeatedly told her how she had done this to herself by smoking cigarettes. At this time she had not smoked for a few years. After this revelation she became very much to herself. She barely left her room. I finally asked her what was wrong and she said that she couldn’t believe that she had done this to herself.
|I missed her bright smile|
I also learned that emphysema patients often died from heart failure! So the very thing that may very well kill my mother was being hastened by the doctor’s prescription! How could this be? Didn’t the doctors know this? Had I, in my limited research, eclipsed their knowledge of this disease? That possibility alone scared me! I was relying on them to do the right thing and now I was beginning to realize that maybe they were not.
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