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[IP] We be disabled (disabled R us)
ON Tue, 1 Sep 1998 email @ redacted wrote:
> 35 years ago, upon first becoming IDDM, I promised myself that I
> would not use my diabetes for my own gain . At that time I believe
> what I was referencing was the ability to gain using IDDM as a
>negotiating tool or a levering agent, most likely in matrimonial
> battles (having been newly married).
36 3/4 years ago, upon first becoming IDDM, I realized that life was
better spent eating at home than the hospital. Upon attaining the OLD
AGE of four (two years later) I returned to the hospital due to
komatose (from summer flu). Due to these two 'wonderful' experiences
I have decided I'd rather
It wasn't until I was in college that I had a 'disabling' experience:
I lost my vision in what should have been my last semester of college.
After one professor failing me for a computing graphics research
course which he wouldn't let me drop (I was the first undergrad he
ever accepted to do research and he told me I became blind just to
hurt him)and another attempting to have me thrown out of the
university for 'wasting space', I recovered my vision and finished my
Since then I have been 'politely' turned down after interviews for
jobs where my medical condition was 'discovered' (I love LARGE
companies with 'freinds' in universities) but once I was in the work
world I've had almost no problems getting time for Drs and whatnot.
Do I want a 'disabled' pilot flying an airline?? Do I want a
'disabled' Dr. diagnosing patients?
If the 'disability' can lead to fatal problems it is WRONG to have the
person in that job. And if the 'disability' doesn't affect work, it
ain't a disability. If I'm not able to work then why should a company
have me on their payroll (except to get their insurance company back
for the high premiums they are charged I guess).
Yerachmiel Bruchya haLevi
email @ redacted
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/