Observations from beside the hospital bed #4

Let me start by saying this is NOT about my husband. It’s about behaviour I have witnessed in other people over the past two days.

When a cardiologist performs an angiogram and then gives a diagnosis that a patient’s condition is very serious, and he has 90% blockage in the main coronary artery, you should probably believe them, especially if neither of you have any medical training or experience.

When they tell you that you need a six-way bypass, you shouldn’t google the patient’s condition, find an alternative treatment that isn’t available in your country because it’s highly experimental, and try to tell the doctor that he wants that treatment instead.

When the doctor returns with a Professor of Cardiology for reinforcement, you shouldn’t try to tell the Professor that he is wrong.

When you do not just one, but all, of these things, the people who witness what you say and do are going to decide that you are a very arrogant and very special kind of stupid.

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