Monday, August 1, 2016


AUGUST 1ST - THE DAY THE BV DEVOTES TO WOMEN'S HEART HEALTH

It was maybe a year ago and a new cardiologist just recently certified and hired by the VA told me my family history of heart disease especially among the women, is unusual because heart disease is mostly a male problem.  This blew my mind.  The medical schools are still teaching this myth.

Ladies if you believe you have heart disease keep changing doctors until you find one who believes you.

My long time readers know this is the day in 1977, my mother passed from a heart attack.  The ER doctor diagnosed her with female history and put her in the psych ward.  My sister was with her when they were putting a gown on her when she vomited.  Visiting hours were over and my sister had to leave.  Within 20 minutes my sister got the call that mom had passed from a massive heart attack.

The other day had it been my son given the way an ICU doctor spoke to us, I would have been arrested for kicking the shit out of him.  He suffers from extreme narcissism and has no business being a doctor, which is probably why VB hired him to work the ICU. The case worker and social worker for the Texas Crime Victims Application needed for him to put my friends son's medical status and need for emergency surgery in writing so it could be included in the application.

When I asked him if the nurse mentioned it to him he went psycho yelling that it was not his problem and he would not help.  This is the best Valley Baptist can do in hiring ICU doctors.  Brownsville desperately needs a new hospital.  We have to be able to do better than Valley Baptist.

I am heading over there now to meet with the CEO along with the father to demand Valley Baptist prepare the report being requested by the State.  The pelvic bones are about to start healing on their own which will make him a cripple.

I mixed the two issues because it goes to the point that you cannot trust the doctors.  When it comes to your health you must be proactive and demand competence.

A MUST READ ON WOMEN AND HEART DISEASE

"Understand Women's Cardiovascular Health
You likely know by now that more women than men die from heart disease each year. If so, you are a step ahead of many women. According to the American Heart Association, only 1 in 5 women believe that heart disease is their greatest health threat."


Ladies do not put your life in the hands of a doctor who never learned to be human.

1 comment:

BobbyWC said...

Update, on Thursday afternoon I faxed the Crime Victims Application to Austin. When I got to VB this morning I was told that the case worker was on it and to be patient. Well at 12:30 p.m. the Crime Victims Program called and notified us they have approved the application for assistance. And before I hear it the assistance is with medical bills and rehab money. He personally gets nothing. Also both hospitals have access to federal funding to also help with the bills.

I had to push the BPD to get the police report, which included going to Charlie Cabler's office. DA Saenz has yet to respond for assistance. When you have emergency cases like this where the surgery cannot wait, the BPD should have direct access to the DA's office to expedite the application. Well I know better and decided once DA Saenz's office was not going to help even after complaints to Pete Sepulveda's and David Garcia's office I filed the application directly. Less than three business days later everything was approved. People you need to learn to fight for yourself because no one else will do it for you.

Bobby WC