Valerie's Barriers

I fired my doctors

Was I being punished?

You need to express fears

Fear of addiction

Side effects worried me

A gender bias

Costs are a factor

Believe your pain

I fired my doctors

I went to Seattle, Washington, where they first started doing bone marrow transplantation and consulted with doctors out there and found that the kind of complaint I have is not unusual. When I came back to Lansing, I immediately started interviewing internists and oncologists and fired my old ones. The ones I have now are very helpful. They have no problem whatsoever believing in the pain, treating the pain. I think the fact that they believe in it as well has helped my deal with it so much more.

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