Tuesday, 18 November 2014

My Defining Moment

My defining moment was when my dad got sick and was hospitalized. The doctors at the hospital misdiagnosed him because the technicians were sloppy with their diagnostic imaging, and the doctors were very stupid and unskilled and did not know any better to order clearer image. It turns out my dad had a blood clot in the back of his neck from an accident a few months prior. If a big piece of the clot broke off it would have stopped blood flow to his brain and he would have died. Little bits of the clot had already broken off causing him to have something like a stroke, where the left side of his body would go completely limp and numb! This happened 3 times. It was the first stroke that made him go to the hospital in the first place, yet the doctors sent him home anyway (idiots). Then my dad had another stroke, so my mom forced my dad to see the doctors at the hospital she worked at in order to get a second opinion. After a week of tests they found the blood clot. For a week we had no clue what was going on with him or if he'd live. This experience made me want to become a doctor so i could PROPERLY diagnose people so they do not have to go through what my family did, as well as save people from dying. But this also inspired me to become a better person too because you never know when someones going to pass away, and I wanted to be a positive force in people's lives. Before i did not care about my grades or anything in general. I was very rude and I did not really care about others. Because of this experience I started trying really hard to get better grades so I could get in a good medical school, and now I try my best to help people out whenever and however I can. It really changed me into a kinder person.

1 comment:

  1. This is a terrifying experience. How is your father now?

    It is amazing (in a bad way) how things can go so wrong when you think you are receiving appropriate care.