Having been a nurse for over 27 years, I saw a lot. Some of it was beautiful when people got better; however, most never did. Too many with diseases could only be managed, while others died prematurely. Those that died prematurely were mostly victims of negligence, polypharmacy, unnecessary invasive testing, and unnecessary surgery. After you’re in the field a while, you either become immune to what you see or you become affected by it. For me, I was sickened by the negligence and lack of knowledge I witnessed by doctors, other nurses and nursing assistants. There is a lot of sloppy medicine being practiced as well as medicine for money.
Below were the incidents that have personally affected me:
- I lost my mom at an early age due to malpractice. She had been diabetic and suffered severe cardiac disease as a result, as do most diabetics who aren’t managed properly. The doctor performed a femoral bypass on her in order to save her legs, when only 25% of her heart was functioning. Yes… it killed her. She died a few days after surgery while on life support.
- I also lost 7 of my sisters and brothers due to negligence… each became sick and met their untimely deaths as very young children due to doctors’ lack of caring enough to dig deeper.
- Then, there was my 32 year old aunt who I was very close to. She was given EST (electroshock therapy) almost immediately after a C-Section, due to postpartum depression and died as a result of it. There was no justification for it. Some talk therapy would have helped. She never got to raise her two children or even come to know her newborn son.
- My dad was a victim of a doctor who didn’t find the stones that were blocking the passage of urine… even when he was bleeding. As a result, he suffered kidney failure and had to go on dialysis for 5 long years and then passed away… leaving me and his grandchildren whom he dearly loved. He never saw his two granddaughters grow up.
- A renown doctor in LA nearly took the life of my 21 year old daughter when she sold her Actiq (Fentanyl pops) from a big safe in her office. She addicted her, as she did others, for profit. It was about money. My daughter had to fight for her life.
- I was supposed to die in 2007 from a massive accidental prescription drug overdose caused by a doctor I trusted. He had me taking 10 different Opiates, 2 Benzos, antidepressants and muscle relaxants. You can read my story on my about page on this blog. My survival, as I was told by the medical staff and my attending doctors, was nothing short of miraculous.
Why do I expose doctors and big pharma? It should be obvious now. The few words of explanation above are my reasons. So, when people are hypercritical of the path I’ve chosen to take, they just don’t know or don’t want to know. Who wants to think that they can’t trust their doctor? Doctors and medical care are now the #1 cause of accidental and preventable death here in the US.