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Palliative care

cracker
cracker Member Posts: 324 Pioneering
My physician is referring me to a Palliative Care specialist. A Palliative Care doc tor usually cares for  illnesses like cancer which are most  likely to be terminal. My doctor said "T he most  we can do for you is  try to keep you as comfort able as possible."

I am wondering is anyone else has received this kind of Palliative, of "Comfort  Care."a

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  • Topkitten
    Topkitten Member Posts: 1,285 Pioneering
    I am sorry this has happened to you but GP's can only deal with problems to a certain level and once that level is reached they cannot do much because they have no training for it. At least in your case they are trying to set up something that may help, in my case they are simply ignoring me.

    I hope something positive comes out of it for you.

    TK
    "I'm on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell" - from Wrong side of heaven by Five Finger Death Punch.
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,676 Disability Gamechanger
    Im sorry to hear this @cracker how are you feeling?
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • cracker
    cracker Member Posts: 324 Pioneering
    edited October 2018
    Doctor said No to Palliative Care.THe woman who suggested it to me apparently didn't know that it is for terminally ill patients with les than 6 months to live.
  • cracker
    cracker Member Posts: 324 Pioneering
    edited October 2018
    Tried to cancel this, but that doesn't work.  Sorry for repetition.

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