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Caregivers | Last Active: Oct 22, 2019 | Replies (53)

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@walisky

I never had acid reflux until going through my husband's head and neck cancer experience. I stay at the hospital whenever he is hospitalized and the last time, I had a challenging time with the nurses and felt sick and was throwing up. When the doctor came in and said that he could go home, I immediately quit throwing up and felt fine.
Although it wasn't really important, I was irritated when on a first visit with an allergist, she asked if my husband's cancer was HPV related. That had no importance in her diagnosis of his allergy to the soap he was using, and although I answered that it was not HPV related, I found it to be very rude to be asked such a question. Those are the kind of things you have to bite your tongue about, fearing that it might change the quality of help received.

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Good day, @walisky I agree that often times our anxiety and fears can result in a physical reaction for sure!

While not a solution for everyone, I have found asking the question of 'I am curious, why did you ask that specific question?' often gets me over the hump of being reluctant to ask a question I feel might be heard as a challenge to a medical professional.

I hope your husband is doing better these days!