Respectful Insolence

Archives for September 27, 2006

When “minor” cases go bad

“It’s just minor surgery.” How many times have surgeons said that to patients? How many times have you, as a patient heard that? How many times have I said that to patients? It’s supposed to be reassuring, and most of the time it is. Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as “minor” surgery if it’s you…

And the accolades just keep rolling in…

First, it was HIV/AIDS “skeptic” Celia Farber referring to me as “low rent riff-raff.” I was so honored by that particular accolade that I had a smile on my face the rest of the day after I discovered it. Fortunately for me, that’s not the end of the accolades.