I don’t have years for Singing River Health System to resolve its problems.
The latest decision by the board of SRHS has placed more than 200 multiple sclerosis patients in a quagmire that gets worse by the minute.
Stress is very bad for this disease. Neurological disorders go haywire with stress. So we’re six-plus days into a pill-popping disaster that’s going to start triggering pain, muscle spasms, inability to control arms, legs, speech.
Go to another doctor in Jackson or New Orleans? I live in Gulfport. I have been barely able to arrange transportation to Dr. Terry Millette’s office in Jackson County. I’ve contacted every one of my support groups. Same response: They’re aware of the situation and are working on a solution, will get back with me in a couple of days.
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My therapy infusion is due Dec. 6, and every day beyond that my body searches for that medication to stabilize my nervous system. Each day it finds less, I start to show signs of reverting to a blurred speech pattern, unable to walk or hold objects, with pain that surpasses that of natural childbirth.
The board has disrupted so many people’s lives in the last months. I don’t think I’ll see my issue with you resolved. Not as I am now. I’ll be some tube-fed, diaper-clad patient in a nursing home. Just hoping it’s not in Jackson County.
Patricia Salvant Hall