Thursday, December 9, 2010

How being the patient, rather than the doctor, opened my eyes

By Dr Max Pemberton,

One day a few weeks ago I made the sudden, unexpected and rather unpleasant transition from doctor to patient. The previous day, everything had been fine, but little did I know that the meal I'd eaten that evening would be the last I'd have for nearly two weeks.

When I woke up that morning I went to get a glass of water. Still half asleep, I stood in the kitchen and took a gulp. As I swallowed there was a sharp and excruciating pain across my chest and the water shot out of my mouth. The pain was so severe that ... Read more>>

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