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bcsurvivor2006 said...

***mdavis,how in the world can you even voice such harsh words?I worked in a nursing home for 3 years and I honestly wouldn't put my Pomeranian in one.I would have 30 patients.My work day started at 5:45 am and by 7:00,I had 4 showers to do plus dressing all my other patients and getting them to the dining area,feeding them while trying to answer call lights.I left many times crying because despite skipping my lunch and breaks,I still have time to provide the care they deserved.Someday,your eyes will be opened.You see,things have a way of sneaking up on you.One day I was a 33 year old active and healthy woman and the next I was a 33 year old breast cancer patient.The chemo ate my body up,my teeth crumbled and fell out,I lost both breasts,my hair and nearly my life.I was left with congestive heart failure,lymphedema,neuropathy,high blood pressure,Type 2 Diabetes and constant nerve pain,joint pain just to name a few.These people don't want to suffer the way they have to day in,day out.They didn't have a choice.We had everything else taken away and now you just want to shut us up in nursing homes,out of sight and out of mind.We get the short end of the stick in all aspects of life and money don't mean a thing to me.You can't comprehend the facts right now because you have no clue what life is really all about.Just remember,everybody gets sick and if you're lucky enough,you will get old and I guarantee you won't be knocking down the doors to sign yourself in or your family either.Show some compassion,we face enough ignorance as it is.

May 9, 2011 at 5:22 a.m.

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