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Re: Prejudice

Posted by Noa on October 22, 1999, at 19:09:43

In reply to Re: Question for the audience ... addendum, posted by allison on October 22, 1999, at 14:22:21

Yes. My dad has been told several times that his pains are just something he has to accept as part of getting old. He is a very compliant kind of guy, so he doesn't challenge them. Us kids tell Mom to go with him to the doctors because she does challenge and asks and get second opinions. It turns out he needed surgery and it addressed the problem.
Recently my brother, age 40, went to see his orthopedist for follow up on knee surgery. While he was there he asked about a back ache on one side, which he thought might be related to compensating for his knee weakness. The doctor (age approximately 32), opens my brother's file, and asks, Now, how old are you? When he sees that he is 40, he makes a face and shrugs his shoulders, and says, well, you are 40. My brother said he had never had feelings aobut his age before but this enraged him (he is not easily enrageable--a super sedate kind of guy).

Deb, good luck with the search for support. Keep us posted.

BTW, on the topic of nephew who has epliepsy diagnosed at age 11 (now 22) became extremely depressed at age 14. It seemed like maybe it was due to starting high school, not having his seizures completely under control (controlled the full blown tonic-clonic seizures, but not the absence ones, and he would lose bladder control with the absence--certainly enough to be depressed about). He started skipping school, they couldn't get him our of bed, he stopped eating, became suicidal. They were about to hospitalize him when a doctor they consulted said maybe it is related to the meds he was taking. They switched meds and the depression went away.




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