Very well said and, I am sure that you know, I agree with you 110%. I ALWAYS advise that we MUST take charge of our health and that we do not allow any doctor to dismiss us for any reason. The reason being exactly as you stated..you have the information with you when the doctor tries to dismiss you, so his plan to not do his job is thwarted. Also, because you can ensure that the information is correct in order to overcome lazy health care workers.
We have to be in charge of our health and our health care because, too often, we are told that we are lazy and/or crazy because they do not want to take the time to find the true answers.
I commend you and I think that you are a great role model for us to make sure that we make this a priority in our efforts to manage this disease. Kudos for you!!
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