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11/15/2022 c1 schmaf
I am so sorry for your troubles. As a person affected by (a mild case of) cerebral palsy due to medical error, I understand what it feels like to deal with something that's not your fault. The story was heartbreaking and wonderful. Thank you.
7/12/2020 c1 6twiandsuperfan
I too have Gastroparesis, and your story rings true for me as well. I’ve been labeled as a “drug seeker” in medical settings as well, and have medical PTSD. I luckily now have doctors who back me up, but it was a long and vicious road.
3/23/2020 c1 awaitingyourcall
I have gastroparesis as well, as well as several other conditions. I am newly into my diagnosis but have been sick for a long time. Still eating though, even if I vomit. I'm scared of a stoma. Of a feeding tube. I just want to thank you for this.
6/23/2019 c1 MollysDean
OMG how can anyone be so cruel.
That’s just barbaric.
It’s been said that power corrupts people now it’s been proven as well.
I just don’t get it why are some of medical people are such horrible human beings.
Wow dear you are so incredibly strong...you deserves a gold medal for living through that nightmare.
I hope it’s been better now.
And wish you well and healthy and happy life.
6/19/2017 c1 alberte140101
Omg this story was so amazing and well written and exciting arghh!
11/25/2016 c1 15November'sGuest
Let me tell you, by the time I finished reading this, my heart rate was racing. I have been on both sides of the story to some degree. I know what its like to be racing to the hospital knowing someone I love may be dying and I've also spent time in a little room on a rock-hard cot fighting unbearable, unrelenting pain (I had a huge kidney stone and a serious kidney infection while I was pregnant with my daughter)-you managed to tap into both of those feelings. Panic, despair, fledgling hope, fear, etc. I was right there! Everything but the actual pain, thank goodness. Great story, loved the relationship between Sam and Dean. My hubby is my Sam and I, like Dean, draw strength from him.

I'm so sorry this all happened to you. Due to recurring kidney stones, I have been in and out of the ER myself and I understand a part of what you are talking about here. I've never been labeled with drug seeking behavior, thank goodness, but I know what it is to feel embarrassed and like you are making a big deal out of nothing. I've been in and out of the ER enough that I've worried people would think the same thing of me. Thankfully, each and every trip to the ER was backed with an undeniable stone in the x-ray or CT scan (as well as elevated vitals). I'm very grateful given what I know about your story that was the case. Still, I always wonder if I should be stronger and just sit tight and bear the pain until I can get an appointment rather than go to the ER.

And I know what it is to be in so much misery and pain and having medical professionals causing you more agony by poking tubes where they don't belong. Lets face it, some of these people aren't gentle and act like having something foreign rammed in delicate places is no big deal. I have met some really great, caring individuals and I have had a few who I felt like chose the wrong profession.

It's really sad when you have to feel relieved to be really sick just so you don't have to worry about such things. As a teacher, I understand how working with people can sometimes make you feel skeptical about people, but I also know some people were never meant to work in people service positions. You have to balance a small amount of skepticism with a healthy dose of compassion and caring for people in your charge.

I'm so sorry this happened to you. It's just beyond me that there is no way to get the drug seeking behavior note off your record. That's so not right. I hope you have since found a home base where people know you well enough to make sure its not an issue.

(((HUGS)))
11/15/2016 c1 67jublke
So sorry that you - and Dean - had to go through this. Sending hugs. And Sam. ;)
10/30/2016 c1 Guest
My brother went through this same thing. He had a Sam of sorts, but the ignorance and utter incompetence of his physicians still killed him. I hope things have gotten better for you.
9/6/2016 c1 RWJ
This was excellent! You're an amazing writer who brings everything in life (good or bad) to your art. It makes the experience very real. Something about the goodness of Dean/Sam and their relationship is a lighthouse in the stormy messed up world they occupy. For me, reading these reminds me of what's truly good and even holy in the(real) world. I hope you feel well, thanks so much for writing!
8/10/2016 c1 239Chick Feed
Horrified to know that this excellent fic came out of such an appalling real life experience of outright inhuman treatment by members of the supposed careing profession. I know full well we're not the angels people like to kid themselves we are, we're just people doing a job; but I don't recall ever seeing anything about the right to randomly torture in any health carer's job description. The people involved deserve to be struck off and stopped from practicing ever again. On the "drug seeker" aspect, even that individual wouldn't deserve the indignity of such gleeful and intentional acts of abuse and sheer cruelty, whether genuinely ill or not. I hope you never suffer such desrespect, ignorance or intentional abuse ever again!
Hugs,
Chick xxx
7/24/2016 c1 grea8read
Wonderful story.
I was really hoping that this story didn't reflect an experience you'd had. You have to be the strongest person to not only deal with the physical/emotional mess of your chronic illness, but then turn around and share (milder versions) with us as stories.
My prayers out to you that you find some health improvements and that you find yourself, from this point forward, only experiencing the kindness side of people.
Nothing in this world is worse then being ill & then being mistreated, ignored, judged and dismissed. I pray that 'we' find our inner kindness and only share that with others and I pray that you never have another experience like that.
7/24/2016 c1 8frostfalcon
I'm glad to see something new. I'm sorry that this is based on a real experience, I know I've never had good luck with Emergency room doctors so it has to be even worse for you. Thanks for sharing this story and I hope that you can get back to writing an hopefully be able to enjoy doing it. Take care!
7/23/2016 c1 ccase1313
I hope you are rid of your writing block and that your health improves. I have seen unfair pain treatment and know you are doing good by sharing your story.
7/22/2016 c1 3KaoruKamiya307
Happy anniversary! Thank you for writing such a real and great story. I am sorry to hear what you are going through and thank you again for 9 years of wonderful writing. One suggestion - I had a hard time understanding the acronyms you used so a guide would have been helpful. Otherwise a wonderful fic as always!
7/21/2016 c1 31Nana56
What a horrible thing! I'm so sorry Dean (you) had to go through this! I've kown all of this, but it's something else entirely to have it explained so well. I know it's something that needs to be brought out and awareness raised about it and I'm proud of the way you write about it. Thank God Sam was there for Dean, but a shame that he didn't show up for you. :(

I love the way you write and I'm always pulled right into your stories. Well done! :)

Welcome back my dear!
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