I am reading Stefan Einhorns book “The art of being kind” published 2005. I am writing about this book in a separate page under [learning] – [psychology] – [kindness]”
In page 74 I read this:
“It is absurd that you have to wait for months to know if you have a tumor.”
I wrote about the Swedish healthcare in http://www.kinberg.net/wordpress/stellan/2018/06/18/swedish-health-care/
What Stefan wrote about in 2009 is maybe still a reality 2018. I think I know why.
health analysis costs money.
In my experience and understanding it is because Sweden wants to shop up nice figures. Sweden saves money, avoiding among others to do more analysis to know what exactly is going on in your body.
This happened to me 2009 when I had a pneumonia and they did not made a X-ray to check. They presumed I had renal calculi, a less costy diagnos and sent me home with recommendation to not drink water, despite my blood levels gave clear signs of a ongoing infection.
The same happens to me today summer 2018. I got at Alstermo, Uppvidinge county, healthcare center, twice times, strange liver blood values, Values that could depend on a newborn tumor. But they choose to presume I have liver cirrosis and want a third blood test to preclude alcohol damages. Maybe because I am not a normal cardriving and shortcut 60+ man, clothing like a old man and not respecting the Jante law ( Click here to know more about the Jante law ) then you are not normal.) I be an alchololic. Lets proove that.
See my blood levels below. Levels marked with a star are high.
The same doctor at Alstermo health care didnt want to make a KPA blood test. The doctor said she can not make it without checking with the finger first, despite I have had prostata cancer in my family. The doctor in another town said I may have a prostatitis. They made a KPA test but never sent me the results.
My blood levels could depend on a Liver cancer. But my health status does not support that hypothesis. But something still very small is maybe growing in my liver? Why not check before it is to late?
Swedish health care helps you maybe if you have obvious signs of acute sickness, like you are getting blue or are loosing a lot of blood or you have a cardiac arrest. But not always in such cases neither. A ambulance was never sent a year ago to a very sick person. They said “Take a cab to the urgency” That person died. I am personally afraid of getting sick here in Sweden, after all my experiences. I wont tell here how I could get 5-6 strokes, the last one september 2014.
Swedish health care remind me about a cynic money focused society controlled by AI robots, a society that reasons like this:
“1. if you have a liver cancer you will die anyway very soon, so no sense to spend money in expensive exams.
1. a liver operation is very expensive and we must avoid such a cost
3. Sweden has no use of a retired man that just costs money. Better get rid of him the natural way.”
No wonder “that many health care professionals suffer from stress-related disorders. Stress due to ethical dilemmas is usually referred to as moral distress” according toSofia Kalvemark . a,*, Anna T. Hoglund , Mats G. Hansson , PeterWesterholm , Bengt Arnetza (Source: http://www.jipts.com/_Uploads/dbsAttachedFiles/Livingwith.pdf )
A question – the name of a film.
I saw many years ago a scaring black and white film about a cynical Society where elders were simply killed in a cinema for 60+. The cinema floor flipped over having all guests falling down in a basement. If someone knows the name of this film, please share below. Sweden 2018 reminds me about this film.