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I always advocate for myself with physicians. Some make mistakes — and some of those mistakes are serious. – The Washington Post

This line of defense is especially vital if you’re like me and your symptoms tend toward the atypical, or if you’re battling two illnesses at once.



And when your father determines the course of persons lives (this was before mandatory sentencing guidelines) and your mom cross-examines witnesses for a living, well, you must advocate for yourself with facts and reason if you ever want to leave the house to go anywhere but the library.
Today, I often draw on the lessons my parents taught me because as is true for many disabled persons or cancer patients or, in my case, both I regularly advocate for myself in the physicians office, drawing on facts…

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