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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 7/1/2010 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
       If you are new to this forum family then you may be wondering what kind of goofy question is that on a health care forum. idea We all suffer with medical conditions and with most of us there is pain involved...sometimes a lot of pain. Or maybe you are the loved one of one of these persons. This forum is all about how we help and support each other, how we gain back more quality to our lives, and how we can learn and share what we gain along the way and hopefully make not only our lives better but the lives of others who come to join us.

     But we need to also remember that there is the other side of life...the side that isn't concentrated on illness and pain. That's why we started the daily Koffee Klatch. This is a time to laugh, reminisce, chit-chat about the silly things in our lives...all fun things and no pain. In fact the 'P' word is not allowed... tongue So each day we share our thoughts or experiences on a different topic. Often it includes food, sometimes we talk about our past, and other times we just get goofy! Laughter is our goal. So, please join us whether this is your very first day on Healing Well or you're a seasoned veteran.
(Chutz, we sure hope you are doing okay. We all miss you alot!)
     The health care system is such a big business giant here in America. Do you think so too? Unless you are independently wealthy, you are guaranteed to have over 100K - 200k in medical bills to fight or treat any major illness or disability. It makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about. How did we get in this spot anyway? If you want to make real $$ we should invest stock in a company that provides medical supplies. .. Hospitals brining in Billions each year... mind boggling. Which brings me to todays questions.
     Lets say we are in some parallel universe and we have the ability to change one thing about the health care industry. Just one. It can be anything health care related. Insurance, hospitals, doctors & medical staff, medical supplies. Anything health care related.
What would you change about health care?

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
Chronic Pain Moderator

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   Posted 7/1/2010 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Equal medical care for EVERYONE!!

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   Posted 7/1/2010 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
No insurances to deal with , you just get what you need , because its the ''Human'' thing to do , prevent suffering .

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   Posted 7/1/2010 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Mikel.  No healthcare at all, but you get the care and meds, etc. that you need.
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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 7/1/2010 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
 Well, for the last year I have spent way to much time in medical facilities and hospitals.
What I have seen leads me to believe that there needs to be other things offered as a
part of "medical needs" & covered by insurance. Examples include massage therapists, steam rooms,
massage hot tubs, community therapy groups, Teaching rooms (to learn everything possible
about your ilness or condition)...  Also it would be very very nice if it were offered at the same facilities
as the hospitals or "doctor suites" that way you can go from your lab / xray over to the group
therapy across the hall. When therapy is over stop off at the massage therapist on your way out.
Crazy no?

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
Chronic Pain Moderator

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   Posted 7/1/2010 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Agree w/ what everyone had already said... definitely...

I would want better education for medical students in regards to chronic pain. My understanding is that it is covered pretty quickly in medical school. I would love for doctors to be better educated about the effects on a person's overall health because of CP; the extreme difference between dependence and addiction; that people have different tolerance levels - so a dose that might work for some doesn't work for all; and so forth.

I have a 1000 more things that I would love to see changed - but that's at the top of my list :)

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