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Forum Post: My step-dad was misdiagnosed with advanced Alzheimer's, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, and various forms of heart disease. Ch'Ching!

Posted 4 years ago on June 5, 2014, 2:11 p.m. EST by TheUglyTruth (27)
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http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/pol/4505510487.html (photo).

I hope you're happy doctor pigs of America. Because of your absolute refusal to acknowledge the profound corruption within your own industry and your absolute determination to make every American a drug addicted hypochondriac, medical testing junkie, I have decided to keep this ad posted all over the web for the rest of my life. When my step-dad does finally pass away from natural causes (years from now), I will post the update. But I will never let you sold-out drug pushing pigs get away with treating him like an ATM machine, leaving him riddled with side-effects, turning him into a slobbering basket case, ignoring the obvious, misdiagnosing him with advanced Alzheimer's, turning three lives upside down, and NEARLY KILLING HIM.

He's doing fine now that he's out of your greedy sold-out clutches. Unfortunately, tens of thousands of seniors out there are still bed ridden basket cases because of you. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Alzheimer's and Dementia are misdiagnosed more often than not because of your determination to drug the people of America, seniors in particular, FAR MORE OFTEN than necessary and because of the blithering idiot stupidity and utter naivete of their families. Stupidity and naivete so incredibly profound that it prevents them from doing the simple research to confirm common drug-related side effects like confusion, impaired thinking, memory loss, hallucinations, depression, agitation, irritability and loss of coordination. Those which mimic the symptoms of Alzheimer's and Dementia. Not to mention others like fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat, pounding heartbeat, angina, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, dizziness, and weakness. Those which mimic the symptoms of cardiovascular disease. If only they would wake the fxxx up and realize how incredibly corrupt and incompetent you really are. The majority could save their loved ones, get them off most of that PHARMACEUTICAL CRAP, and save tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process.

But they won't because they are TOO GXX DXXX FXXXXXX STUPID.

The above photo is the problem with our health care industry in a nut shell. But it's even worse. Far more sinister. You see, our screwed up doctors almost never acknowledge the issue of drug-related side effects. By doing so, they would slit the throat of their own bloated greedy pig industry. Instead, they simply use the symptoms as an excuse to do more testing and diagnose one 'disease', 'disorder', or 'condition' after another. Almost never admitting that the symptoms were caused by taking too many drugs to begin with.

I've mentioned my step-dad several times on talk radio and several times online. As I've said from day one, he was misdiagnosed with advanced Alzheimer's (not to mention bipolar, schizophrenia, and various forms of heart disease). In fact, he has been taken to the emergency room at least a dozen times because of drug-related side-effects. He also spent 4 months in a nursing home because EVERY ONE OF HIS DOCTORS at one of the highest rated hospitals in the country had my mother convinced that he was dying of advanced Alzheimer's. Well, those doctors were all DEAD FXXXXXX WRONG.

When he left the hospital, he was on 8 separate prescription drugs daily. Most (maybe all) of them were totally unnecessary. As a direct result, he was a basket case. Within 5 days of being admitted to a nursing home for 'rehabilitation', they had him up to 13 separate prescription drugs daily. As ANOTHER direct result, he went from bad to worse in their care. He was a complete fxxxxxx, babbling, slobbering, hallucinating, bed ridden, diaper wearing BASKET CASE.

Then, finally, after several months of screaming at doctors, nurses, and my own mother, she finally took the possibility of misdiagnosis seriously and got him the hell out of there. I spent the next several months doing additional research and arguing with my mother about just how low to cut his daily meds. This had to be done against the advice of at least a half dozen doctors. After all, they had already blown their own credibility out their rank a$$es. Their word meant CRAP to me.

Well, as expected, this first quarter ninth grade dropout has proven the largest industry in the world to be horribly corrupt and incompetent AGAIN. It isn't the first time. Not by a long shot.

My step-dad is now 81 years old. He is on two prescription drugs daily (very low dose) plus baby aspirin. Less than he has ever been on in the 12 years that I have known him and just a fraction of what the industry had him on at 79. The drastic cuts have been made carefully and gradually but AGAINST THE ADVICE of his doctors.

For the first time in over a decade, my step-dads mind and body are both stable. For the first time in over a decade, he has gone a full year with no visits to the emergency room. Well over a full year. For the first time in over a decade, there is virtually no hint of any mental or physical disorder aside from a slight issue with short term memory and stiff hands. Personally, I feel that he would improve even further if he were to stop taking the last two prescription drugs that he still takes but I'm not absolutely sure and it's not imperative that we find out. He doesn't need to be perfect. He is doing fantastic. In fact, he functions like a healthy 65 year old.


I think it's safe to say that his doctors all screwed up. AGAIN. This wasn't the first time. Not by a long shot. A few years ago, at the age of 72 or 73, he was prescribed Viagra by one of his sold-out drug pushing doctors. Aside from the obvious issue with his age and celibate lifestyle, his doctors also ignored the fact that he was taking nitrates for chest pain. Nitrates that he never would have been taking to begin with if it weren't for the angina caused by another drug that he was taking for high (or so he was told) blood pressure.

This is just one more of many examples in which my step-dad has been treated like an ATM machine by the health care industry. If one were to do the math, the total paid to cover his inappropriate care for bogus conditions and drug-related side-effects just within the last decade alone would certainly exceed $100,000.

My step-dad is just one of over 300,000,000 American citizens. Most of whom, have blind faith in their own doctors. The vast overwhelming majority of which are part of the problem. There are no words to fully describe the level of corruption and incompetence now rampant in our health care industry. It is nothing short of a national crisis.

Meanwhile, the debate over health care rages on. Unfortunately, that debate is based almost entirely on the FALSE belief that our health care industry is worth it's weight in crap to begin with.

It's not. For every one thing it does right, it does at least two wrong.

In many cases, dead wrong. Fortunately, my step-dad is one of the survivors.

But they damn near killed him.

If I had any belief whatsoever in God, I would pray for two meteors, each the size of a house. One for the hospital and one for the nursing home. They damn near killed my step-dad. They robbed him of nearly a half year of his life. They turned two more lives upside down in the process.

And they got paid for it.

Fortunately for at least a half dozen drug-pushing greedy pig doctors who have treated my step-dad like an ATM machine, I have enough self-discipline to resist the incredible urge to kill them.

and I do it without meds. Go figure (again).



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[-] 5 points by Nevada1 (5843) 4 years ago

Finally, a little justice----We need more of this.


[-] 4 points by turbocharger (1756) 4 years ago

Very passionate. Theres quite a few underground political sites that have an incredible reach that would love to run this.

[-] 4 points by Shule (2638) 4 years ago

How is it that I can relate to this. My Mom was a mess last winter taking five different prescriptions. Although the initial prescription to combat the triggering unplanned medical event appeared justified, we realized after a while the continued use of the prescriptions was what was keeping her down. We got her down to taking two, at very low dose, and now she is doing fine.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 4 years ago

''The World Health Organization has assessed and compared the world’s health care systems, and the US is ranked just 37th in the world! Despite the fact that our healthcare is the most expensive in the world, and we pay out of pocket a higher percentage of our income than anyone else in the world, most of us have access to care that is substandard and ridiculously overpriced.'' Also consider, the following :

The quote & link are from your excellent link Nev1 & in compliment, I append & recommend :

The Corporation supported Neoliberal 'austerity and privatisation' policies from the USA - are now being encouraged throughout the world by Financiers & Banksters - who see chances for parasitic extractive profiteering. Societies with Universal Healthcare will & must strongly resist those very clear and present dangers, the effects of which can already be seen in The UK for example.

However, Americans must now try to use the Corporation Friendly ACA / Obama-care to try to bring in Universal, Single Payer Healthcare, when the greedy corporations implode under their own avarice (like the banks did) & people realise that a ''Socialised Universal Healthcare System'', is so much preferable to the insidious bailing out of Health Insurance Mega-Corps.& Banksters.

respice, adspice, prospice ...

[-] 5 points by Nevada1 (5843) 4 years ago

AS always shadz, thank you for lots of good info. We don't want someone operating us, that only cares about the money.

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 4 years ago

Further to the above, Nev1 - reflect upon and share ... ..

multum in parvo ...

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 4 years ago

Your link was excellent Nev1, ditto @ your comment and thanx for your kind words :

That second link following the repeat of your link again, is appended and copied via another source and is here appended with reference to my previous reply. Solidarity Nev1.

minima maxima sunt ...

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 4 years ago

"big money"

there's a sound bite meme that may catch on

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 4 years ago

''Vermont has already taken a number of important steps toward replacing the ACA with a single-payer system. Such a system would allow them to expand coverage to everybody, reduce total spending, and restrain the growth of future health-care costs to a sustainable level through budgeting.'' from :

e tenebris, lux ...

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19985) 4 years ago

Troubling forum-post. Here's an essential cross-reference :

e tenebris, lux ...

[-] 5 points by TheUglyTruth (27) 4 years ago

I'm saving all of your links. I'm going to include them with many of my own entries. I've had it with that industry. I plan to rip on it for the rest of my life. Unless of course, it cleans up in a big way.

But it won't. Like big business in general, it's getting more and more corrupt by the day. What really frustrates me is that most people seem incapable of understanding the deepest underlying cause of corruption.

It's the very concept of extreme personal wealth. It intoxicates virtually everyone who gives it any real thought.

Offer your three kids a new toy each to clean their rooms and chances are that you will have three clean rooms and three happy kids. Offer an extra toy for the kid with the cleanest room and you will probably get a similar result.

But offer the entire toy store to the kid who cleans their room the best and chances are that you will have three kids lying, cheating, and going out of their way to sabotage the others in order to make sure that they win that toy store.

Adults aren't much better. We simply can not process the concept of extreme personal wealth without being corrupted by it. Certainly not once it is within our grasp. I don't care who it is. Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, the Koch brothers, ect. They all have one thing in common:

They care more about their own bottom line than they do about humanity. If they were given the choice to bring about world peace and prosperity by giving up their fortunes and living with the masses in comfort and peace but NOT riches, they would turn it down flat. They would much rather give a tiny little sliver of their ill-gotten wealth, run to the nearest camera, and play the part of a 'humanitarian'. This would be true regardless of how desperate the masses were for a more reasonable distribution of wealth.

It's the very concept of extreme personal wealth that inspires virtually all corruption within business, most of the corruption within government, and virtually every financially motivated criminal act the world over.

After all, no doctor ever committed Medicare fraud in order to get his kid a new bike for his birthday. No politician ever took a bribe from a CEO in order to pay his mother's electric bill. No CEO ever conspired to 'cook the books' in order to pay for a necessary surgical procedure. These criminal acts continue to make the news almost on a daily basis. It's always the same motive. It's always about getting as rich as possible.

It's gone way too far already and it's only getting worse.

The riches never should have been on the table to begin with. They serve no purpose but to corrupt.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 4 years ago

''It's the very concept of extreme personal wealth that inspires virtually all corruption within business, most of the corruption within government, and virtually every financially motivated criminal act the world over.'' & ''It's always the same motive. It's always about getting as rich as possible. It's gone way too far already and it's only getting worse.''

Ditto. Thanx for your powerful comment and in compliment and fyi, please see ...

radix omnium malorum est cupiditas ...

[-] 3 points by TheUglyTruth (27) 4 years ago

You are really on this issue. We need many more like you and others on this page helping to spread the word. There is one angle that isn't being covered by anyone and it makes my blood boil. It's that virtually every TV show produced over the last decade or so has been produced with a very specific commercial motive. It's too plug the commercial health care industry.

You name the morning show, talk show, (fake) reality show, sitcom, soap, drama, mystery, ect. If it was produced after 2002 or so, then it includes one or more plugs for the commercial health care industry. The plugs are countless, calculated, and VERY well written. The brainwash plots are always the same in that regard: 'You are sick', 'he is sick', 'she is sick', 'they are sick', 'all of the above will get sick', 'take your meds', 'see your doctor', 'get your medical testing', ect. I've also noticed others like 'doctors are good',' doctors are noble', 'doctors work hard', 'doctors don't get paid much (lie)', 'doctors live in modest homes and drive modest cars (lie)', 'doctors should not be sued', 'drug companies are good', 'we need the drug companies', 'we need to fund their medical research', ect. I see these relentless brainwash plots as evil and unforgivable.

Not that I have anything against the concept of appropriate healthcare intervention when it's called for. I don't. It's vital. But the RELENTLESS upsell in order to maximize profits makes my blood boil. The masses need affordable and legitimate healthcare. They don't need all the RELENTLESSS BRAINWASH CRAP making them even dumber than they already are and driving the outrageous cost of health care even higher by the day.

But the people behind the commercial brainwash plots written into virtually every segment of virtually every TV show don't care about anything but profits. They have commercial ad space to sell (primarily to drug companies) and they have commercial partnerships (including 'cross marketing', you scratch my back I'll scratch yours) with various health care entities.

It truly astonishes me that EVERYONE hasn't noticed the constant barrage of health care oriented brainwash plots written into virtually every segment of virtually every TV show. It truly astonishes me that EVERYONE hasn't become fed up to their eyeballs with them. I do admit being an oddball but I used to really enjoy watching TV. That was back in the 80s and 90s. Now, I HATE IT. I can't stand to be in a room with a TV running because of all that RELENTLESS COMMERCIAL BRAINWASH CRAP. Most of it, health care oriented. I got rid of my antenna and cable years ago for that reason. Now, I just watch old VHS tapes and DVDs at home. I do still watch broadcast TV on occasion when I visit my patents or when I stay in a hotel for any reason but I've been complaining about the commercial brainwash plots for about 10 years already. It was bad 10 years ago. It's even worse now.

I really do see the relentless upsell as cruel and calculated. It's gone too far.

By the way, there are also commercial brainwash plots written specifically to drum up more business for the home improvement industry, the travel industry, cosmetics, fashion, ect. But the health care oriented plots offend me the most.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 4 years ago

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.” from ...

''In western society, the subconscious mind of the individual is often subject to a number of heavy influences, through entertainment mediums especially. Television, movies, and music create a profound subconscious effect on the human mind that influences and dictates the choices that they will make to at least some degree.

''Likewise, the choice of television shows and dramatic elements appearing on TV have a psychological influence on those who watch them. According to statistics, by age 18 the average American youth will have seen over 200,000 simulated acts of violence. The glorification of drug and alcohol use predisposes an individual to rationally accept and sometimes consent to these actions.

''Its not just television and movies either. With internet advertising, viral videos depicting most of these things in horrific detail, and video games, a horde of negative media pervades over society. This power of subconscious influence guides and decides the goals, desires, and opinions of each individual.''


Thanx for your extremely insightful comment & more specifically to your subject matter, also try to see :

veritas vos liberabit ...

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 4 years ago

400K working class people (in ONE state) being denied public option (Medicaid expansion) health insurance.


Our protests have created momentum towards resolving all these issues.

Pressure ALL anti Medicaid expansion pols.

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 4 years ago

Dentist point out black spots on incisors and call for a root canal.

Doctors need a steady income so they need not grab what they can get.

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 4 years ago

We ALL need a steady ''source of income'' & perhaps it's the ''study'' and concomitant 'students debts' that are another big part of the problem & not just for doctors & dentists but US Healthcare is hurt too !