Have you ever gone from diagnosis to clinical death in three clicks of your mouse? or maybe it was 5 clicks?
Either way....have you ever turned to your computer looking for medical advice? ...whether it's to read about your diagnosis or to learn what your symptoms might mean...you've "googled it" haven't you? I think we all have at one time or another.
Our society has come a long way with technology and information is now at our finger tips. Learning what ails us is now just a few clicks away.
Now I won't say I haven't gone in search of explanations to words I've heard my doctor use, or to look up the results of a test or x-ray to see where or what in my body is affected...because I have. I've also used the internet to find information regarding how to treat the diagnoses' that I'm living with and what I can do to help myself. Have you done this as well?
As informative as the internet is and all the sites that are available throughout the world, it has also made it easy for us to self-diagnose...but unless you've gone to medical school....you're not qualified and reading something from the internet won't qualify you to diagnose yourself either.
Sometimes we can find pages on-line that offer information and at other times we find pages that can offer support as well as information. There is a plethora of information available on the world wide web...but... with all this information available...are we using it correctly?
take good care of you okay?