Come on, spill the beans

LETTER

Re: Never ‘acceptable practice’, January 11 letter.

I am surprised that Melissa Hardy does not claim the medical qualifications which you would expect her to have, since she says with such authority that with “rapid progress in developing further palliative treatments, it is likely that soon even this tiny percentage will have all of their pain successfully controlled . . .” In other words, end-of-life choice will no longer be necessary.

I do hope you’re not telling porkies Ms Hardy because now we all want to know what these advances are, so that we can ask our palliative care specialist to ensure we get the benefit of it. Especially my friend who is currently vomiting in the other room as a result of the pain relief which does not agree with her.

Come on, Ms Hardy, spill the beans. We all want to know.

Dianne Cooper, Kapiti

Re: Never ‘acceptable practice’, January 11 letter.

I am surprised that Melissa Hardy does not claim the medical qualifications which you would expect her to have, since she says with such authority that with “rapid progress in developing further palliative treatments, it is likely that soon even this tiny percentage will have all of their pain successfully controlled . . .” In other words, end-of-life choice will no longer be necessary.

I do hope you’re not telling porkies Ms Hardy because now we all want to know what these advances are, so that we can ask our palliative care specialist to ensure we get the benefit of it. Especially my friend who is currently vomiting in the other room as a result of the pain relief which does not agree with her.

Come on, Ms Hardy, spill the beans. We all want to know.

Dianne Cooper, Kapiti

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Sue Williams - 5 months ago
Sad to read that pain relief doesn't agree with your friend, Diane Cooper.

I understand. I also struggle with intolerance to several of the strong pain drugs I've been prescribed.

I discovered that acupuncture works better than these pain meds and the only side-effect after a treatment is a sense of energy and well-being, followed by great sleep.

I'm not referring to 'dry needling' from a physio, but acupuncture from a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner.

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