Having been blessed with extraordinarily good luck, medical-wise, I can only sympathise with folks who get the short end of the stick in this regard. A friend of ours is in just such a situation. In this case, the stick fell into a bucket of something warm and brown before it was offered to our friend, leading me to do more than sympathise. I want to fight.
Please take a moment to check out her blog. This is not a warm and fuzzy situation by any means, but it is one that needs attention. I hope you'll be moved to help.
Here's the URL: http://parityquest.blogspot.com/. Thank you.