Patti explains why it is so important to have an advocate when dealing with a medical problem.
Another emotion that comes forward, or feeling that comes forward is that you hear people talking about what goes on in hospitals and what happens and what doesn’t happen, and I experienced that firsthand because the first four or five hospitals that I was in I had a very feeling of despair. I saw things going on.
I remember in particular, one of the nurses was in my room and she was going to administer something in my arm or, I forget, or in my hand, I don’t remember that but she dropped a glove, one of the plastic gloves on the floor and I looked, and she picked up the glove and put it back on. I thought, this isn’t happening. I mean, it was a lot of those things that were going on that make you feel, “Boy, if you don’t have somebody there advocating for you, you are lost in the system,” and you really are, even if you are in an ICU, and I came to experience that firsthand.