Tuesday, June 5, 2012

When will my wife's suffering end?


My wife, Doris was crying so much this evening cos' of the intense pain she is getting from her severe arthritis condition. Besides her knees being so weak, the arthritis is also attacking her wrists , her back and she has difficulty bending her wrists. There is a real danger that she can fall into a relapse of her schizophrenia if the pain is not managed properly.

I will have to rush down to a private doctor in Mount Elizabeth to get her a better quality pain killer- Ultracet, so that it can help- hopefully. Very difficult to get an earlier appointment to see the doctors at Tan Tock Seng Hospital because they will not see patients outside their scheduled appointments- even if the patient is is suffering in pain. They will push the patient to the A & E where one waits hours on end. This is the pathetic state of our healthcare system. No empathy for the sick and their suffering caregivers.

Two Lions Befrienders who was at our home & witnessed Doris crying ,were supportive and felt for her as well as for me. They tried to comfort Doris as well as myself. At the end of the day, it all boils down to showing a humane face, to feel the pain of a human being suffering.

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