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Re: [IP] 45th Dianniversary



Yes, I recall overhearing a (jacka$$) doctor telling my mother that I would
b=
e lucky to survive until adulthood, that if I did, I would never have childr=
en, AND, at another visit, that there should be a cure in five years or so

My only consolation (about the terrible way I/was 'mishandled/treated?' as h=
is patient.....

our primary doc had agreed with my mother on an informal diagnosis of diabea=
sties, at a home visit (back when docs did HOUSE CALLS, bits and girls!!) th=
at I could stay at home thru the holidays (unless I got worse (guessing that=
meant DKA?) rather than be admitted to a hospital right before Christmas, w=
hich would have been devastating for all,  and an sppoinemt for this so call=
ed specialist was made after the holidays......(I'll get to the 'get even' p=
art now!)

At this appointment, he wanted a urine sample and brought a pretty big glass=
beaker-ish receptacle & had me step behind a screen......I recall telling h=
im that the beaker was not big enough, I could pee more than that much......=
.my comment/request was blown off (I felt dismissed, etc

Well, after I had overflowed his container, on a CARPET no less, things went=
downhill quickly, my mother was upset with the dx, I'm sure, I was embarras=
sed at the accident, and was in tears, and I recall the long drive home (sev=
eral hours, because he was the only specialist with enough English for my mo=
ther (we were living in Sai Paulo at the time) with all his 'ugly comments'
a=
bt the seriousness of the disease, life expectancy etc to contemplate....

That was about 50 years ago & I'm certain that nasty doc is no longer alive
a=
nd kicking to see that I am still here, despite him!!

MuchelleS
Clinitest, second voidings, boiling syringes, sharpening needles, no BG mete=
rs, once a day injections, highs, lows daily, high fat/no carb diets....lots=
of memories that I can remember vividly from those early days/years.....



> On Nov 20, 2016, at 12:16 AM, d-d wrote (in response to Liliana):
> =20
> Congratulations!  45 years ago, a T1's life expectancy was not anywhere ne=
ar 45 years!  Happy Diaversary!
> =20
> Denise B
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