research before health

I have mentioned my view towards doctors some time ago. My wife had some problems with one of her ears, so she went to the doctor. She went there quite often, to different once, in Germany and lately more often in Sweden. They all told her that she doesn’t have anything, but they all also didn’t really have time to do a deep check. So for 2 years or more she assumed that she didn’t have anything, albeit her hearing on one ear was almost gone and she had also some pain in her ear. One day one of the doctors took a deeper look and discovered that she was really almost deaf on one ear and put her on a waiting list for a ear surgery. They said it might take 2 years, however after some month they offered her to take part in a study with some drugs and in return she might get skip a year in the queue.

After telling them that she is willing to participate she got a date for the surgery in 2 month. The strange thing is now that she got some other calls from hospitals to take part in other ear related studies, which she accepted by the way. The thing I don’t understand is why no one really cared about her ear and hearing problem when there might have been still hope for an easier treatment?! After having ignored her for years they now are “happy” to have a person which they can study in deep for drug tests and other hearing related studies. At least she gets some attention from doctors. One more reason to not loose once time in waiting rooms of doctors which do not spend more than 5 minutes to ask you FAQ and give you text book answers.


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