Still another story from my friend, Marianne. She's quite a lady.
Had my appointment with the radiologist. He gave me a brochure detailing the
procedure, hazards, precautions, everything. However, I noticed the
copyright was 1983! When I spoke to him, I asked why he was distributing
medical information dating 1983.
He asked why I was concerned. I told
him that this was 2015, and that even in the public library, we discard
medical information if it's older than 5 years.
He looked at me oddly,
and said, "But this doesn't change." I said, "Why not? At
least have an updated brochure. It doesn't inspire confidence to see
medical information dated 1983."
"Ms. B, uh, what is your job?"
a librarian first, Children's Services, second, supervisor third, Head
of the Children's Dept. fourth."
the information hasn't changed."
"Why not?" I felt I had the right to
"It just hasn't. There are only 3 ways to deal with your problem:
first is surgery which we don't do any more, second is with the drugs
which you can't tolerate and which eventually have to lead to option
three, which is the radioactive iodine ablation. None of it has changed
Seems to me that something is wrong with this when so
many people have the problem.