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  •  as a cancer patient for the last 16+ years (7+ / 0-)

    in treatment for all but 36 months, I have a paper chart the size of 4 phonebooks. It was so cumbersome no one looked at any of the old stuff. My original pathology report has disappeared.--A copy is possibly in some records storage area of a hospital that has been bought twice in the last 12 years.

    My morphine hallucinations are in the electronic chart, but the zofran reactions and the compazine reactions and the kytril ones aren't. I only realized this last month, so I need to go through all MY paper records to find the details, so I can get this info into the chart.

    The thing is, due to efficiency measures, the hospital doesn't stock the anti-nausea meds that I CAN take, so the next time I have uncontrolled vomiting (please no, please no, please no) I have no idea what they'll be able to do to help.

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