Re: [IP] 45th Dianniversary
Congratulations, Michelle. We could all together write a book about
our horrible experiences with doctors.
On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 4:15 PM, Schlight Family
<email @ redacted> wrote:
> Yes, I recall overhearing a (jacka$$) doctor telling my mother that I would
> 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'
> 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
> nd kicking to see that I am still here, despite him!!
> 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):
>> Congratulations! 45 years ago, a T1's life expectancy was not anywhere ne=
> ar 45 years! Happy Diaversary!
>> Denise B
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