A month ago I would have said that you had the right
to refuse treatment, but in the last month I have
learned a new truth....
I am currently in the Bahamas with my Mother who has
Terminal Lung Cancer. There is a clinic here that has
been in operation for over 30 years. We have been here
for 4 of our 8 week stay, everyday is really neat. A
lot of the patients stick around in the meeting room/
waiting room to visit, and share stories and catch up.
There were 40 people all talking and laughing, talking
about cancer and life, the returning patients talk
about how bad their cancer was 4, 8, 10 even 18 years
ago when they started coming to the clinic, the cancer
that has since disappeared. There is nothing dangerous
or foreign to the treatment, just building up your
immune system in a very effective manner. If you want
to know more contact me or go to
www.immunemedicine.com I cannot tell you how impressed
I am with what I have seen and how my Mother has
The stories I have heard from the other patients here
about how they were treated by US medicine astound me.
One lady went home to have a shunt put in her liver so
she would be ok to come here, but they refused to put
it in unless she agreed to do chemotherapy, is that
what our country is about? Denying helpful procedures
unless we agree to dangerous, toxic ones?
Another lady developed diabetes as an affect of her
cancer and required insulin. When she turned down
their suggested treatment to come to the clinic, they
refused to give her insulin.
Yet another lady was denied a cat, pet or MRI scan
after radiation to see her progress unless she agreed
to their suggested continued treatment.
They were not forced into treatment, but if they
wanted needed medicine, scans or surgeries, they had
to agree to the doctors chosen treatments.
My grandmother had a blocked tear duct that was very
annoying and painful, but could be taken care of with
a simple surgery. The procedure was scheduled, then
she found out she had terminal cancer with less than a
year to live, so they would no longer perform the
surgery because she was "dying anyway". So she
suffered, and her eye eventually sealed itself closed
as a result and she had to live with that irritation
until her last day.
My Mom cracked a vertebrae as a result of her cancer
so we went to see a neurosurgeon to see what needed to
be done for it. He said "nothing" because she would
die from the cancer anyway. Her oncologist had not
labeled her a terminal at that point, so it was not
his place to say such a thing let alone diagnose a
disease he does not treat. I asked, what he would do
for her to fix it (ie. surgery, etc) once/ if the
cancer was gone and he refused to even hypothesize
since there was "no hope for her." (By the way she is
doing quite well right now)
I know some doctors think they are God, but who
actually gave them the power to be God.
I know that this does not happen at every clinic or
hospital, but it is happening in our country and it is
wrong. When did we start bartering with our health care
I am proud to be an American but I think our
health care system needs a serious moral overhaul.
I have heard so many similar stories that it just
makes me sick to think we can treat our own people
this way in their time of need.
I hear a story like this everyday.