by Angela Ronson: For More Info, Go Here...
I was refused life-saving treatment by the government. I write this now so obviously I am still alive. I went through Stanford’s free medical clinic as an indigent (penniless). They provided the necessary treatment, at a loss to the university.
Now the government just ignores me. What can they do? Admit they didn’t do anything?
I am still Total Care. I do not walk. I do not eat. Nutrition comes from a feeding tube. I still have the vegetative diagnosis. These would all be grounds for letting a patient go.
I do something, though that is very different. I talk. I speak and I write. I use one finger to write down my thoughts, as my speech isn’t always understandable. My speech continues to improve, though. There was a time when I couldn’t talk.
It was expected that I would die when I was sent home. I wouldn’t have 24-hr nursing care. No one considered me. I remembered. Long ago I worked in a care home. I just relayed important info to whomever does my care now.
As for other medical stuff, I’ll just say that I know.
Now what? I’m not dying anytime soon. Can I be conscious now?