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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.

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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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