I am so thankful for this place! Here I can see one of the leading doctors in the world for Myeloproliferative Neoplasm disorders. Dr Verstovsek is awesome! It was here that I got the correct diagnosis... more and very likely saved my life. I've always received prompt and respectful treatment here. This is a huge facility and I will always be grateful for the work and research done here.
I rushed in to Houston today from out of state under the pretense that I was having surgery soon. Got there half an hour early from my appointment with all my questionnaires filled out and ready then waited,... more waited waited. After an hour we check at the desk and the lady who had told us we were checked in, had not actually checked us in. So I get shuffled back to an office and wait for the surgeon to come talk to me. Once all 3 doctors are in there they ask me what brought me there and if I was having any immediate pains. I tell them my 3 week story of getting bounced around and all my tests so far, blah blah, typical stuff. Then I get told that surgery would be a month out at the earliest and that I could get back home for the time being. I call up my primary to let her know since she has half my paperwork and she says great then you can go back to work. And I'm like what?? No, I'm still dying right now. Then she says I need a doctors note. By this time I was back at the hotel and napping since sleep comes quick these days. So my husband takes my phone to message the hospital through the app (which is very helpful) asking my surgeons staff people to call him and they respond with a thanks for contacting us, your surgeon will contact you in a month to go over your concerns. Awesome, so we have no way to get the hospital to help us, nobody is filling out my FMLA paperwork so I may lose my job for no days, and I'm still dying. I wake up from my 5 hour afternoon "nap" that is more reminiscent of a coma and realize that I'm screwed all because we didn't go over my day to day issues since we thought I was just going to be prepped for surgery. I don't know if my symptoms are related or not to my tumor, I have a very rare tumor. But I was only asked about the immediate symptoms that lead to the appointments, not what was going on with ME. I'm VERY ready for surgery. But just because I don't have any sharp pains doesn't mean that I don't have concerning symptoms. When I wake from sleeping and I feel like I was laying on my brain cutting off the blood circulation and I have to stumble around to wake it back up, no I don't feel the pins and needles, but it's still pretty dang concering. It's not what brought me to the hospital and it's not "pain" but maybe it's related and we didn't even get to go over it. Hope I make it to surgery because nobody but me seems to care. It seemed they just wanted to push people through quickly, I was already under the impression that my surgery would be this week, even tomorrow possibly, but then they said it'd be a month from now then pushed me out the door.
Feb 2018: If you are not doing chemotherapy the doctors try to convince you to do it and lose interest in you once you decide not too.
Also, don’t believe in their integrated medicine department.... more As soon as Dr. Liu finds out your not doing chemo she sends you straight to ER.
The whole system is linked to lure you in so you become an inpatient. As soon as we arrived ER, the nurse says “would you like chemo”? Like it’s a hot selling candy bar. They make their money from chemo. Don’t fall for it. Even if chemo works out for you, the cancer usually comes back and much more aggressive.
There are many other ways. Read up on natural cancer cures. Chemo is not a natural substance. It’s a chemical that has no relation to the human body and over 90 percent of doctors will never take chemo themselves if they were ever to have cancer.
We are dealing with stage IV cancer without chemo, radiation, or any of those things. And not because of insurance. They would cover it %100 if we wanted it. Like I said it’s all linked. Why do you think insurance doesn’t cover natural or holistic cancer cures? One answer, there’s not enough money to be made from it. It’s a real thing and it’s all about what you know. Look into the history behind how chemo started and you will be shocked.
We couldn’t even get MD Anderson to review her last CT scan and compare it to the most recent one. My wife spent 6 nights in your hospital and we asked everyday for them to do the comparison so we know if things are getting better or worse. None of the doctors cared to do it. But they would jump at the first opportunity to load my wife up on IV bags full of chemical infused fluids that would slowly kill her.
My wife couldn't even get the right sized hospital gown to wear while she stayed at this hospital. They said all they carried at the time was xtra large. That’s what the nurse claimed anyway. And the nurse insisted that she wear it even though she only weighed 90 pounds at the time. She could of just let her wear her pajamas. They are making millions of dollars from injecting people with chemo and can't afford a gown?! Unbelievable. The nurse also claimed they only had one size of NG tube and insisted that it’s the only size that works. It hardly could fit into her nose and it was very painful each day she had that tube. My wife is an experienced RN with 20 years of experience and she was the charge nurse. It's not a one size fits all when it comes to NG tubes. And even the smaller tubes get the job done when decompressing someone that hasn’t eaten for days. The name of the nurse was Ms. Hong. She was terrible and so were the doctors. I don’t believe it’s just one or two people to avoid at this hospital. It’s the central concept. Most of the doctors who came by the room expressed how much they didn't recommend our natural method of treatment. Well, IT WORKS. And thank god we didn't listen to them. There's no way my wife would be alive today if we fell into the trap of chemo. Besides, why would we do chemo when it's only been proven to extend the lives of those with her condition by only a couple of months. Makes more sense to make an attempt to cure it through natural means. Which turned out to be a great choice.
They don’t care if your cancer is going away or not. Most cancer patients do not die from the cancer. It’s from the chemo itself. This hospital has never earned the right to draw a line through the word “Cancer” on their logo.
Update May 2018: It has been 10 months since my wife was diagnosed with stage IV cancer. We have surpassed the life expectancy provided by several different doctors. We are still keeping it all natural and doing better than we were before. She is slowly gaining back strength, eating more, and in less pain. It’s all about healing your body from what comes from the earth in its natural state, keeping a positive mind, and praying to god. Don’t poison your body with chemo. God bless you all.
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