Hi, Sunnycape here, I’ve already posted my story previously…. just want to add an article for you guys to read. It’s something I found very interesting and think you will too.
Chronic Disease from a Doctor’s Point of View:
Hi there, I came across this article which I thought was really interesting. It’s a letter/article which speaks from a doctor’s perspective – one who deals with chronic disease all the time. I found it a refreshing and useful read.
I think the IhaveUC site is amazing and very informative. I have learned a great deal and gathered information. I now use L-Glutamine and have seen that many people have been able to maintain remission on their own, without the use of harsh meds which is really inspiring. I do think, though, that sometimes we are pressured to go off our meds and that meds are thought of as an all-bad route to follow, which I personally don’t appreciate. We do not join a support group to be swayed in one direction. We join so that our views are heard and valued, no matter what they are. I get disheartened when not only are all meds put down as ineffective simply because they haven’t worked for some people, but also, that the doctors are degraded and spoken against so harshly. It is really off-putting. I believe everything and everyone has their worth and place, including the doctors out there who are trying their utmost for their patients. There are good and bad people out the re, in all professions, including the medical profession but we cannot dismiss the medical profession. If that is what this site is about, then I’m not sure it’s the site for me, which would be a shame as it’s a great group in many respects, one that offers valuable information and support.
So, I discovered this article which gives insight into the doctor’s world. Our disease is difficult for us to deal with but also for them. I hope everyone gives it a read and keeps the faith!
written by Sunny Cape
I am a 39 year old female classical singer and singing teacher. Also studying part-time (a BA Psychology). I live in Cape Town, South Africa.