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“What Should I Do?” Asked “Dr. Doubter”

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 | Inflammatory Myopathy, Types of Metals | No Comments

Knee RevisionSteel Standing is a book written by a parent’s adult child that became as a caregiver and advocate about metal allergies. Becoming a non-clinical researcher when a mysterious illness shrouds the parent’s worsening conditions, was never part of this adult child’s plan.

The day I was asked by my mother’s original orthopedic surgeon, named Dr. Doubter in Steel Standing … “What should I do?”… was the day I had a rude awakening.

At that moment I realized there weren’t any “magic tricks” or special “medical potions” in what I had apparently believed as more of a fantasy than a reality. For the first time, I saw a person versus a physician…  sincerely asking for help.

Please note: I have tremendous respect for physicians! It was my expectations that needed a reality check.

During our conversation (more details in Steel Standing), I was so thankful I had already begun my own research for any help and/or hope of learning what was the culprit in my mother’s health issues.

When Dr. Doubter asked that single question “What should I do?,” I handed him a copy of the clinical studies with answers from credible medical journals. The next appropriate tests to possibly diagnose my mother’s problem were listed in the journals. Scientists had written and documented cases just like my mother’s. What was there NOT to do?

He was visibly paralyzed by the sheer thought that my mother’s life could be comprised that her knee replacement “might” be the core culprit to her rapidly failing health. The knee replacement he had surgically placed in her once healthy body.

He didn’t know about metal allergies. I’m guessing he is more educated these days as the awareness is growing. However, we forgave Dr. Doubter and moved on. Some days I still have to seek peace in my heart when I recall how close to death my mother’s became due to so many skeptics. I am not a clinician, but I still believe strongly in our medical community because we crossed paths with many that did act! We kept our faith intact.

That is why this web site, the book, all the presentations and everything else has come to life since creating “Steel Standing” to educate others.

One question from a credible medical professional as a skillfully trained orthopedic surgeon inspired me to share what I learned.

Lesson Learned: Negatives actions can influence positive reactions!

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