This is a great post. I’ve been a nurse a very long time. Every medication comes with side effects. Every. Single. One. I’ve also had people cavalierly state they were going in for their ‘by pass’ as if we pulling a tooth with local anesthesia. Any OR nurse will tell you — there is no such thing as ‘minor surgery’ and we all avoid the OR on a personal level like the plague. It is way easier to stay healthy & take care of yourself than try to fix yourself after the fact in our current system. Which is a colossal mess. Thank you for sharing your insights. Bravo!