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Things You Don’t Want To Hear Your Liver Doctor Say

Some people celebrate their birthdays for an entire month. I’d rather celebrate April Fool’s Day for 30 days. One day of humor is just not enough for me. Here is today’s offering…

“You donated how many quarts of blood?”

“You donated how many quarts of blood?”

Here are some things you don’t want to hear your liver doctor say:

  •  “You’ve had hepatitis C for HOW LONG???!!!”
  • “You donated how many quarts of blood?”
  • “Could you stop that thing from beating – I can’t concentrate with all this noise.”
  • “Wow, I have never seen anything like this.”
  • “You injected your interferon where?”
  • “You were supposed to take those pills twice a day, not just twice.”
  • “The injection instructions were once a week, not once a day.”
  • “The manufacturer recalled the drug you took.”
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  • Michelle April 13, 2015, 11:18 AM

    Unfortunately, some of these “jokes” happen everyday…. My husband is suffering from HEPC. Last year, he had to have TIPS. Right after the procedure, the hospital sent a preacher and a social worker… The next day, the hospitalist came and shamed him. Later on, we visited a pulmonologist for his for his valley fever. He first looked at his file, listened to his lungs, shook his head and said “there was not a damn thing I can do for you.”
    A friend of family recommended Mayo Clinic. What a difference a good facility make. From the moment we stepped in, “his” illness and treatment became “OUR” issue and “you” became “we”…. We feel we have a partner who cares. This attitude can be observed in all employees and volunteers. I get a phone call from his nurse every week. She expresses care about him and his family. She monitors side effects of meds and follows up.
    My husband has been in treatment with Vpack and Rib for a month. After the third weeks, the virus is undetectable.

    • Lucinda Porter April 14, 2015, 12:56 PM

      Yes, unfortunately is right. It is only funny some of the time, and the line between humor and tragedy is s thin one.

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