Every year WordPress sends me a report on my blogging activity for the year. I got the report today. I had only two new posts all year. I thought I had written more but I hadn’t. Yes, the hospital and its lawyers clearly succeeded in scaring the hell out of me enough that I am simply afraid to post anything new. The horror stories still come in… the frantic e-mails and phone calls still happen…I’m just too chicken shit to post them. I feel somewhat like a failure in that regard.
Then again, I look at my post stats. In 2014 this blog had over 14,000 views! That means that what I wrote in the past is still being read, and based on the e-mails and phone calls I get, it’s clearly making a difference for some people. I’m relieved that my lawsuit and the entire ordeal I went through was not in vain. I’ve helped some people, and for that I am happy and just a little bit proud. At the rate this blog is being viewed, we will surpass 100,000 views in 2015. People DO pay attention to this and DO read it.
My biggest regret, though, is that the horror stories do continue to flow in. I had hoped that under new ownership, the hospitals might get better. It doesn’t sound like much has changed. Meanwhile Dr. Kresch has gone on to start yet another money machine at US Healthvest. Yes, the same person who started UBH Denton is opening facilities in other states. Money has no conscience I suppose.
I stay in touch with so many people I met through the process of creating this blog. Some of them have become my friends. They have recovered from their experiences as best they can and moved on. Some of them have lawsuits that continue to drag through the legal system at a snail’s pace, and I wonder if there will ever be any justice for them. I can only hope.
I wish you much peace and prosperity in 2015. Keep in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org