Monday, March 14, 2011

Quote of the Week

"SOME PEOPLE JUST DON'T WANT TO BE CONFUSED WITH FACTS THAT CONTRADICT THEIR PRECONCEIVED OPINIONS OR PREJUDICES. . . IT IS NOT A QUESTION OF WHO IS RIGHT OR WRONG BUT WHAT IS RIGHT OR WRONG THAT COUNTS." – Geoff Metcalf
 
In your journey with CFS/fibro, you'll run into many doctors who will insist "there are no objective symptoms" despite you telling them that there *are* objective symptoms.  Doctors who will deny the existence of 5000+ research studies showing objective abnormalities.  Doctors who are soooooooo determined to call it IAIYH (It's All In Your Head) that they will ignore things that would ordinarily rate further investigation (e.g., one of our activists had a missed case of appendicitis and nearly died because her doctor wrote it off to just more baseless whining).
 
Just remember that there are those whose thought process is "don't confuse me with facts, my mind is already made up".
 
 

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