I would not have believed Karen De Coster’s blog post and LRC.COM article, “Medical Establishment Firing Patients Who Refuse Big Pharma-Big Government Vaccines,” if … it had not happened to me last year—around the same time! Except that the two certified letters that arrived in short succession from my frantic, histrionic (female) physician remain unopened. After we had a tiff during a visit in December or November, I think it was, I decided to leave the woman forthwith. That’s why I did not bother to open her letters. But the description Karen gives of the certified mail, two items, in my case, matches the things I queued up for at the horrible post office.
Unfortunately, I have not been as firm as Karen about refusing mammograms. But I certainly have never and will never have the flu shot. When I politely declined the shot at the new practice, the assistant seemed unfazed. Of course, I was a lot more timid about it. Just said, “No need. I seldom get sick.”
There’s strength in numbers. De Koster has empowered patients. I will eventually get around to opening the certified letters of dismissal (I presume) from my doctor and deal with the issue in a more public manner. The “exchange” we had in her office bears repeating. At the time, I did, of course, send a devastating letter pinpointing this medic’s substandard care, and asking her to quit harassing me with unsolicited mail (which I do not open) and causing iatrogenic illness.
UPDATE (Feb. 12): Further reading: “Robb Wolf on Things Paleo.” And “South African Professor Tim Noakes, an influential sports performance scientist, author, and long-time carb loader, has gone primal.”
UCT (Sean’s Alma Mater) scientist says, “Sorry, but carbo is really a no-no.”