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My 2011 health care resolutions.

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Selena at Oh My Aches and Pains! blogs about her health care resolutions for 2011.

Like Selena, I, too, am disappointed that the repository of health care knowledge is so limited for my condition(s). I hope that with the American Red Cross saying they won’t accept blood from ME/CFIDS patients because of the threat of XMRV more respect will be paid to my condition. And with more respect I hope comes more research, more knowledge, and treatments. Maybe even a cure.

I’m also disappointed that so little knowledge exists about auto-immune disorders. I go through test after test and all I know so far is that there’s something wrong with my immune system but we aren’t sure what, or even how many things.

Here’s what I want from my health care next year:

  • Continue seeing a therapist to learn how to deal with the emotional repercussions of chronic illness.
  • Continue to push for answers. To this end I’m seeing a rheumatologist beginning January 5.
  • Find out if there are other/better-suited specialists I should see.
  • Carefully evaluate which medical tests and procedures are necessary. Have those which are, decline those which are not.

Have you given any thought to your health care resolutions for 2011? In an ideal world, what kind of health care would you be receiving? Have you given up on getting a lot from your medical providers too? Go ahead and leave your answers for Selena here.

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Written by tldegray

December 20, 2010 at 3:00 pm

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