I was taking two pills a day for my blood pressure that my doctor prescribed to me seven years ago; and after visiting my brother and seeing how many pills he was taking and how drastically sick he was, I backtracked my prescription results after seeing no difference in my health.
Seven years ago my blood pressure was 190/88 when the doctor prescribed my medication; after visiting my sick brother two months ago, I checked my blood pressure and it was 191/ 88 — and I looked at his night table full of medication and decided to stop taking my blood pressure pills because after seven years it was at the same level as when I started taking them.
My brother died one month ago this very week and none of those nineteen pills did anything to avoid his death; plus, the week he died my blood pressure was the same as seven years ago.
Today it’s been two months since I last took my blood pressure and before I sat to write this weekly column, my blood pressure was 191/ 88, the same as it was seven years ago.
I am an old man and I am used to going to the doctor to get cured, not to be taken for a fool by a doctor who prescribes medicine to make a profit from the pharmaceutical companies payback commission.
When I have a headache I take a Tylenol, an Advil or a generic aspirin so my headache goes away. When I break my arm I go to the hospital so the doctor — oh no, there are no more doctors; they are now called health providers — can put a cast on (which was ordered by a nurse) and several weeks later my arm is good again.
When my appendix hurt, I went to the hospital and one of these “nurse practitioners ” ordered surgery and then called a surgeon and my problem was fixed.
I can go on and on with many other medical issues like tonsils, nose problems or even plain old diarrhea, they all are cured, so why cannot the doctors cure blood pressure, diabetes or cancer, or even HIV?
I have the feeling that the cures already exist but there is too much money at stake to be ignored by all involved. Insurance companies, laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, drug stores and other institutions and health “providers” like hospices are
making too much money to give it up with the cure of these illnesses; and the government allows them to hide the cure because they are also getting a piece of the pie.
That is why I stopped taking my meds; I do not want to be another statistic like my brother; nineteen pills a day until he died.
I only go to the doctor for my regular check ups now and only believe half of what the doctor tells me, because it is my humble opinion that it is all I can check out to see if that half is true.
Only my urologist is honest with me; he tells me what is good for me and how long I can wait before I take care of some inconsistencies in my health and I don’t mention his name because maybe he could get in trouble for being honest.
These kinds of medical issues are very damaging to all of us but the elderly, the seniors, are more apt to be damaged with the lack of medical service because once they have insurance coverage and they can up their treatment without anyone complaining about the cost of the treatment or the medicine when one pill might cost $200 to up to
perhaps $800 for one pill.
Also, if a senior does not get better with these medications and pills and they die, I was told that the medical mafia does not mind seeing a few old people die so the population will come to be more manageable. That is why I don’t tell anyone my real age!
My name is Rolando Larraz, and as always, I approved this column.
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Rolando Larraz is Editor in Chief of the Las Vegas Tribune. His column appears weekly in this newspaper. To contact Rolando Larraz, email him at: Rlarraz@lasvegastribune.com or at 702-272-4634.