lilyjohn Posted September 4, 2003 Share Posted September 4, 2003 Precautions and medications As any of you have read my posts know I blame Johnny's death on both attitude and medications. Because of that I have done a lot of research. That belief and a conversation that I had with a pharmacist who worked for the medical board in Washington as helped me with a theory. When I called the medical board to find out how I should dispose of the injection able morphine that the nursing home gave me he made a comment. This comment came as answer to my question about why did they give Johnny so many medications that clearly stated that he should not have been given them. This was his answer. "When a person has cancer especially lung cancer they are considered terminal and all precautions are no longer considered." I find that so wrong and I have come up with something that you may all find interesting and may agree with. When a person has cancer attitude can be so important as you all know. It is hard to keep a positive attitude with the medical profession constantly telling you that there is no hope. Because of that many people develope anxiety as in Johnny's case. Soon they are experiencing either pain or shortness of breath. Many times that is because of the anxiety and the medications that they are taking. Then they are given more medication witch they learn to depend on. If they don't have it the pain and anxiety gets worse. Soon it is not enough by itself so other medications are added. Doctors pay no heed to the precautions so many times the situation just gets worse. I believe that the doctors know that and that is why they give time lines for a persons life. They know that in many cases it is not the cancer that kills but the medication. I believe that is why so many people have such positive results from alternate treatments. I also believe that is why doctors don't want to discuss them. Treatments such as touch therapy and sound and visual therapy relieve stress and anxiety. Diet often helps ease the side effects of the chemo or radiation. Because of that the patient requires very little pain medication or anxiety or depression medication. They recieve spiritual and emotional support and that too helps with those things. Many people live longer better lives because of the alternate treatments and because they reduce the amount of the dangerous and adictive medications that they take. Does any of this make sense? I really believe that it does and that is why I support other things over medication unless the medications are absolutely necassary. That too is why I say seek help from other means not just doctors. The have tunnel vision and refuse to see other things as positive. Let's find a way to out wit them! So many people already have. I have read post after post on all of the message boards stating that the cancer patient is using these things behind their doctors back and the doctors can't understand why they are doing so well!! I have heard it said that a little knowledge can be dangerous. My answer is don't settle for a little knowledge learn as much as you can and then dig some more to learn even more. Cancer can be beat there are many alive to attest to that. Maybe the "cure" for cancer is knowing what to do and what not to do. I also believe that a person should be told why they are feeling the different reactions of their body. Knowing the exact reason, not just a few words that frighten more than anything else, can mean the difference between a good quality of live and torment. Lillian Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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