Did The System Fail Us?

The system didn’t fail us, we failed ourselves! 

We simply forgot to question it.

If I were to ask that question of myself I don’t think I would know where to begin. In one family so many medical mistakes, and it’s okay by everyone? Well! It’s Not Okay!!

The medical mistakes I have been confronted with are many but here are a few for you. The mother of this family needed a quad bypass which they realised wasn’t needed only to find the patient had lung cancer. In one year a quad bypass and diagnosis with lung cancer from an xray that was taken from the wrong position. It was the final check to make sure surgery for the quad bypass had gone to plan. Shortly after, while still healing from the heart surgery, she commences chemotherapy for lung cancer. If it weren’t for that mistake by the radiologist they would not have found the cancer until it was too late.

Another, the second oldest daughter in the same family was diagnosed with bone degeneration to the state where, as the doctors said, ” it is bone rubbing against bone that is creating the problem and muscular issues. This person was sent to physio and put on an exercise regimen only to find out after an MRI two months later that was requested by the family did they find that this person had Myeloma. By this stage it was too late and had turned into Multiple Myeloma, she died three months after the MRI.

Another from the same family, fourth oldest son, was diagnosed with a double cancer, tongue and throat, but the system lost his paper work for eighteen weeks. When they finally realised eighteen weeks later he ended up at Emergency Department at the local hospital, they kept him in ED knowing for a fact that he was a cancer patient but they didn’t transfer him to their cancer ward. Nine hours later his oncologist saw him in ED and asked what he was doing there. He replied saying, “They were waiting for you as they could not find any paperwork in their system.” His siblings took a small break as he was doing well for 10 days over Christmas with their families as they had been there from September to Christmas in 2018. The medical team and Hospital at Home team were asked to ensure he was okay daily, they said he would have home vists each day and keep his siblings in touch while they were away, they did not.

What they also did was when the controlled morphene shots turned up at his place place, they also left all other medication and did not clear them out as they were told by his oncology team. They left him through the Christmas period with a partner who suffered badly with Multiple Sclerosis to administer medication. She made a mistake by giving him medication because she thought he was to still have the older medication as well. She overdosed with Oxycontin 1ml liquid at 300ml each day until she ran out and that was on top of the morphene drip he had in his arm with regular doses. The endone and oxycontin tablets overdosed as well and because of that mistake, that overdose, it eventually killed him almost one month later.

This wasn’t any family I met through research ..

… This in fact is my own family

Do I think the system has failed us? Yes! I have seen it too many times in my own family and it is unfortunate I am now seeing it adain with my partner going through mental health.

Coming Up Next!!!

“After losing fifteen of his friends to these murderers he had to face court as Crown Witness for the entirety of the court case. Re-living the memory and horror of what had happened each and every day.  This memory he still suffers with today. “

An introduction to where the system failed this man. How it could have killed him if it wasn’t noticed after a heart attack by his cardiac team.

Published by Douglas Fremlin

This site was created to share my thoughts before, during and post cancer.  I wanted to share with you how it can come and come fast and what it does when it comes to get you.  It doesn't only effect you but to all the people around you who are close.  Family, dear friends, nurses, doctors, who will be there to give you all the support, strength and the courage to be strong.  More importantly it gives you the time to stay positive as you concentrate and focused on kicking this bug in the you know where.  'Staying Positive' is one of the most important things you can ever do. Nothing Is Terminal!  Only What We Do To Our Bodies Decides That. I would also love to share with you what I did, what the "Juju" is that I am using to ensure good health, youthful feel for life and longer time living my life as healthy as it was meant to be.  I am now sixty verging on sixty-one and the healthiest I have ever been for a very long time.  This site is about how I went from three to six months from being six foot under to how I challenged the system and the way my health was to make it through cancer alive with both allopathic medicine, chemo and the mass of pills and otherwise, and organic medicines.  As you can say it worked as I am still here.

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