I spoke with a very nice lady at the OMMP office today about the whereabouts of my renewal card. I’ve been a cannabis patient in Oregon since 2010. Cannabis saved my life when it put my rheumatoid arthritis in clinical remission. This happened within three months of medicating with more concentrated forms of cannabis which I formulated in my kitchen....more
When it comes to healthcare people have issues with their healthcare provider. The dynamic of patient to doctor varies on how well your doctor knows you. Doctors either listen to you or they do not. I have plenty of doctors for plenty of different things. Neurologist, hemotologist, internal medicine doctor, as well as a allergy doctor. That just a small list of the type of providers I need to be able manage my health at this time. ...more
If you think your body – or the body of someone you love – might be at risk of being overmedicalized, keep reading! In Part 1 of this blog series, I discussed The Shocking Dangers of Medical Overdiagnosis & Overtreatment. In Part 2, I shared How To Avoid Medical Overdiagnosis & Overtreatment....more
I could write a book about my experiences as a nurse for over twenty years in the emergency departments of several hospitals. How people react to a crisis is amazing; I’ve seen bravery, courage, laughter, crying, hysteria, denial, anger, frustration, almost every emotion possible has the ability to surface during horrible times. As a nurse who has also spent more than enough time as a patient, I think I have also experienced every one of those emotions. There truly is no “right” way to handle a crisis in the hospital. The important thing is the need to experience and...more
If you weren't getting what you needed from your massage therapist, hairdresser, or yoga instructor, you would find someone else, right? Why should your doctor be any different? And yet, your doctor is even more important. This is serious stuff we're talking about here.
If you’re a patient who has incorporated complementary and alternative medicine into your health care regimen, you may have bumped up against some resistance on both sides of the healing fence. Your doctor may think your homeopath is a total quack selling snake oil, and your homeopath may think your doctor is a big thug, thwacking his pharmaceutical hammer at anything that moves.Your doctor may insist that you stop all of your herbs, cancel your acupuncture appointment, and ditch the flower essences that were lovingly prepared for you....more
. . . When you face a hardship in life, is fear the first emotion you feel? It doesn’t have to be. We can respond in faith regardless of our circumstances. Remember, courage isn’t just an attitude of toughness or determination. It is a quality of mind and spirit that enables us to meet the challenges of life with peace....more
On Monday, I went into WalMart to make my daughter a new key for our front door - Yes, she lost her keys AFTER I incurred the expense of changing all the locks. As soon as I walked into the Tire & Lube department, I was amazed to see 9 people already standing in line at the register. Of course, there was no cashier there. I became #10....more
A nurse in New York forced to perform an abortion is now suing the hospital where she works. Catherina Cenzon-DeCarlo, 35, claims she’s had nightmares since assisting in a May 24 late-term abortion at Mount Sinai Hospital. Nurse Cenzon-DeCarlo is a married mother with a one year old child and a devout Catholic. She’s also the niece of a Filipino Bishop.