David Stevens

Posts Tagged ‘medicine’

Senate Inquiry into Lyme-like illness in Australia

In Uncategorized on January 27, 2016 at 12:49 am

Thousands of Australians are suffering from a Lyme like illness. The Australian medical profession is failing these Australians by denying the existence of the disease,  failing to diagnose the disease, and failing to provide adequate treatment.

The Federal Senate is conducting an inquiry into this situation. This is great news. However, it requires material to work with. It requires submissions.

If you are an Australian who:

  • suffers from a lyme like illness
  • is a carer for people with a lyme like illness
  • has experience with a family member or a friend suffering from a lyme like illness

or if you are just concerned about this situation, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT that you make a submission. It is easy to do:

LEFT CLICK ON THIS LINE TO BE TAKEN TO THE LYME DISEASE ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA RESOURCE PAGE

Here you will receive all the guidance you need to write a submission

It can just be a few lines or a couple of paragraphs, it does not need to be an epic.

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD – MAKE A SUBMISSION TO THE SENATE INQUIRY NOW

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Stay well

In Uncategorized on October 25, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Mission statements, aspirational goals, EAP, policy compliance. On the one hand, box ticking.
On the other, reality.

It is very hard to suffer from a disease that doesn’t officially exist in your country, and is mostly ignored by the medical profession.

SURPRISE

In Uncategorized on October 21, 2013 at 7:21 am

SURPRISE
Cancer too is a prize
You don’t have to queue at the newsagent’s
to buy a ticket.
They slip it in with the teddy bear,
the Beatrix Potter china setting,
the first photograph album,
unnoticed.

The final draw may be foreshadowed
in the missed stitch in the booties
grandma made
put aside, only used at your Baptism.
(“It was her last pair. Do you think she knew?”)

Unlike the contents of your bowels
or your most recent projectile vomit,
it is not discussed in polite company.

It may stick its head around the corner at 3.30am,
pop into Dad’s thoughts as he tries to settle you
and sees his own mortality as he pictures his own father
rocking him 30 years ago,
and his grandfather walking the floor twenty years before that.
A link in the chain between first and last
Somewhere between the savanna and the heat death of the universe.

You can buy more tickets later on,
or be the lucky recipient of a random allocation.

Just like a five million dollar lottery.
You say you’ll keep working,
but you’ll find that you can’t.
Your colleagues no longer look at you,
well, not the same way.
Early retirement regardless.
And lots of time to think.