I wish I had a dollar for every hour I stayed awake till dawn re-arranging and updating my family's encyclopedic medical files in preparation for consultations set months in advance, funded with money we couldn't afford to spend .
Why? Because I naively believed that "specialists" and "professors" were the MD's with the THINKING CAPS. Someone trained to solve problems in unconventional ways. I would come away with precious pearls of wisdom to point us in the right direction.
In reality, my only "takeaway" was a bigger overdraft . No pearls or insights - just the same old "yada, yada".
The good news is, we patients aren't the only ones questioning the sanity of keeping to "guidelines" - no matter what. The following is an enlightening letter written by Drs. Anna Saccardo & Marta Scabardi of the International Renal Research Institute - Italy. vicenzanephrocourses.com
Don't be put off because they're discussing renal failure instead of PA - the "attitude" is the same .