On Monday my mom drove me to the hospital. I have an inner ear infection which should heal on its own (says my GP) but it still causes pain and makes me deaf in one ear.
The results were stable, no clear difference from last year’s scans. I was very relieved to hear it. Since I was the last patient of the day, my doctor had more time to talk and so we talked about the industry and how difficult it has become for her to enroll patients in studies because of all the requirements the pharmaceutical companies impose, probably to avoid lawsuits or issues with the results. She works with international researchers on cancer studies and has a lot of experience in this area. My mom suggested to me that this would be a good topic to examine. I agree, although I have no prior experience in this area and it is a tough topic.
I’m doing some consulting work in health care policy, focusing on IT. But IT cannot solve issues such as these. And I can’t solve them either, I’m afraid.
So my medication seems to be working well, and I intend to take full advantage of the good things life has to offer.