I had to cancel my appointment with Johns Hopkins because I was sick. I’ve been sick since about last Wednesday night, but went to the doctor Thursday. I’m still recovering, but I knew even on Monday I wouldn’t feel up to going to Baltimore yesterday.
When this posts it will mark the anniversary of a scary moment where I thought my transplant listing would be completely derailed.
On the 8th, a year ago, I was in a very serious car accident that could have ended my life. I remember that time because I fought so hard to recover & it was excruciatingly difficult. I was hit head on by a reckless driver as I was going to exercise.
So my local lung doc busted butt at my appointment on Friday & got my transfer with my previous supplier (before the debacle of this one that cut me off) reinstated.
I saw this Science Daily news article in my Twitter feed after arriving back home after a cancelled Social Security Disability testing appointment today. I was already a bit miffed because I should have gotten a call or notice it was cancelled but didn’t. However, when I came across this article I was really ambivalent about it. I know this is a known issue. I am not naive to the ethical issues it raises at all, but I’m not sure this is completely true. At least in how this discussion is framed.