You know some days you really do have to laugh at yourself! Especially when you are a teetotaler who is walking through the house more in the vein of a drunken sailor … Leaning against walls for stability while waltzing down the hallway, swaying side to side as if you are navigating the roll of a ship at high sea rather than a house on dry land. You’ve got three […]
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Traumatic Brain Injury & Whiplash … Not A Problem? A little while back I posted a piece about the Epstein Barr Virus potentially being a beginning point regarding chronic health issues and progressive dysfunction that I have battled for almost three decades. A post throughout which I raised the more likely possibility that whiplash and traumatic brain injury (TBI) were the events that sparked progressive dysfunction, either in conjunction with […]
In conclusion to the three car accidents during the 1990s, it would have been nice to walk away from the third and final car accident believing it would all be wrapped up and left in the past once all the legal proceedings had concluded … Unfortunately however, the final car accident during 1996 brought about new challenges of legal complexities, as well as the beginning of a battle against my own body through progressive illness and disability with injuries from the accidents that would be dismissed indefinitely.
It is often thought that for a person to have had one car accident in their lifetime is bad enough, yet quite a normal occurrence given how many of us drive. To have two car accidents in a lifetime is still not bad odds, but the words “bad luck” certainly get thrown around … However, add in a third, and within less than a decade and you really do begin to wonder just who in the universal grand scheme of things has got it in for you. Especially if every single one of those accidents is not your doing and completely unavoidable.
During the 1995 car accident that I wrote about previously, I required a surgical repair to my left elbow which had an unexpected outcome … While I am truly thankful to have had the medical staff with their expertise available to operate on my arm as it was, I can’t help but ask if this repair to my arm was standard practice? … And, if it is standard practice. I then have to ask, “Would any surgeon, or any other medical professional be content living with pins in their arm that are literally cutting their way through the flesh from the inside out?”
The 22nd of May 1995, I was a 22 year old divorcee raising my eldest son as a single mother, Rhys being 2½ at the time of this car accident … A fatal car accident that would be my second within just under 5½ years and an accident that would have life long consequences for all involved.
As children we are often taught that doctors are people we should trust unquestionably … However, that all changes when you have been involuntarily placed in an Accident Insurance Scheme like Work Cover. A system where legitimately injured patients are branded malingerers, liars and a money hungry compensation frauds, learning the harsh realities of how destructive Medical & Legal “Professionals” are in having their own purposes met at the expense of the injured party … It is life changing lesson in understanding “Trust and respect are to be earnt by doctors, never given freely based on their title or position alone!”
Tuesday the 13th of March 1990. I was a carefree 17 year old teenager who in recent months had started my first full time job in the bakehouse of one of Australia’s largest supermarket chains … What I never anticipated that morning as I left for work was that by the end of the day my dream of becoming a baker would be torn away. Even more so, I was completely unaware of the lifelong journey I was about to begin.
It is my belief, through experience, that the medical system in Australia is broken, specifically South Australia in this case … As a result, the most vulnerable in our community, along with their loved ones, are paying the high price with their lives.
This is the summary of my 30 year journey through that system and the reason I am now breaking my silence to tell my story.