I am one of those moms who don’t want to be a part of the conversation about the state of health care in this country. As a working mom of three, I feel that the lack of access to affordable, quality, high-quality care for children is appalling. I don’t feel like the problem is that we are lacking money, but rather the lack of access to the kind of care that is offered.
As a way to get around this, a lot of states have started offering a program where you can get help with a wide array of medical issues. You pay for health insurance and you get a referral to a clinic that specializes in specific health issues. There are also clinics that offer private health insurance and can help you pay for your own treatment.
It’s a very good program, I think, and I think that it’s been greatly improved since my first visit to the program. It’s still a far way from what I would like it to be, but I’m certainly happy to report that some of my problems have been solved and I’ve taken care of all my medical needs.
Ive been to many clinics in my time, and I can confidently tell you that St. Mary’s is one of the best. Because I had a very bad experience with an organization that was actually pretty incompetent, I thought I’d try and do my part to help, and I was very pleased to find that all of my medical issues were covered.
You know there are many ways to help, and we can’t cover everything in this quick post, but I can say that the St. Mary’s Children’s center is one of the best in the country. And that includes the doctor/patient ratio. I found this out the hard way, but I think I have a good idea of what my problems were. I had a chronic medical condition that doctors thought was incurable and that I had no quality of life.
Before it was discovered that I have a rare form of cancer called myxofibrosarcoma, I had a lot of pain from my knee and feet, but it wasn’t as bad as it was before. I had my first operation on my right foot in January and it was a disaster. It was an emergency and the surgeon was right there and in the same room. I got the same surgery and the same horrible results.
When I first got in the hospital my foot was swollen, red, and cracked, my toes were not swollen and the doctor was right there. They told me they weren’t going to fix it because it was too late.
What they couldnt do was fix the problem. The cancer had spread right to the bone and the doctors knew it. They decided to do a biopsy to see exactly what the problem was and then did surgery right away. I had 6 hours of surgery in the same room with the same surgeons. The surgeons were right in the middle of the room, in the same surgical incision as the doctor. They were both working on each other.
That would be a fair assumption. I’ve had a few friends who’ve had cancer and they were in the same hospital as me. You know, it’s just not that unusual in the medical world. It’s rare that a person gets a biopsy on the same day they have surgery. But that was not the case for me. It was in the same day the surgeons were doing the biopsy.
The hospital is a fairly typical one you will find in any major city. There are plenty of doctors and hospitals in any major city. Why would you expect a bunch of surgeons in the middle of the room? The answer is more likely that the hospital is a way to make the surgery more efficient. Instead of having to go through multiple rooms, there is only one surgical incision.