I avoid the hospital as much as I can. As a primary care provider, my goal is to keep patients out of the hospital. But this time I wasn’t there visiting a patient, and I wasn’t there for myself. It was my mother.
Her health had apparently been failing for some time, yet she never told anyone. She had lost weight on and off throughout her life, so no one really paid attention to her increasingly gaunt appearance. But looking back, it should have been hard to miss.
I was raised in a home where natural remedies were favored