If you get ill, you should be able to go to the doctor, be told what is wrong, be told how long the problem will last, perhaps be given medicine, or treatment and then get better.
Unfortunately it doesn’t always work this way.
There may not be a treatment
This does not feel fair, or right. There should be treatments for all conditions.
You may not get better when they say you will.
The treatment may not work
They may treat you successfully – but then
you get worse again
you get another problem
you fall out of bed
You may turn out to have another problem you didn’t know about
- This is really unfair. One problem is enough.
The treatment makes you worse, or gives you another problem
- This is even more unfair. Doctors shouldn’t make you worse, they should make you better.