Case Study: Missed Medical Appointments & Punitive Fees in Victoria BC.
It’s no secret that our healthcare system is in crisis. Patients are stressed, families are stressed, healthcare practitioners are stressed. The big question is: Who is going to help us shift our outdated healthcare system towards something more sustainable for all the people involved? After a year of trying to Continue Reading
Every transplant patient and family member can tell stories of incredibly careful and kind care. And we can also tell alarming stories of trauma and harm. In ‘Why We Revolt’, author Dr. Victor Montori helps explain the significant issues with our current healthcare system and how we can help ourselves – and the system – move forward by telling our stories.
2018 wasn’t a good year for us. We’re still very much struggling, but starting to find some sparks of hope.
Transplant isn’t a well-understood journey, and we feel the intense pressure of expectation to be well and jolly – when we’re struggling mightily with trauma (some of it caused by the very system that saved us).
This is what drives us – helping ourselves and hopefully others to face and work through this. Post-transplant depression/PTSD is real, sometimes acknowledged and rarely addressed.
As one Rogue said to me: PTSD – we all have it, but nobody wants to fucking talk about it.
It’s time to talk.