The Patient Struggle
Medical patients of a chronic illness go through a larger battle than what meets the eye. It is more than time spent to see someone, money given, or even the action of explaining what all issues there are. Sometimes it is devastating to learn that the needed care will only go unattended.
Some people complain daily of debilitating symptoms such as pain, illness, or outright abnormality of the body which is left untreated or minimalized. Recently, I have had such a struggle. It began years ago when I had surgery for a kidney stone that was too big to pass through the urethra. I woke up with a stent reaching into my kidney to help aid passage of remnant stones safely out of my body. The doctor who removed it said, "Oh my! I am so sorry. This stent was defective. There was a hole in it during production, and you will experience an increase in UTIs for the rest of your life." I thought that was alarming. I will now tell you what is worse.
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