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Wed, 07-25-2012 - 10:20am

I met an older woman yesterday who happened to have Essential Tremor. I told her how I had Parkinson's Disease. She said, "Yes, I tell people that Essential Tremor is just like Parkinson's Disease without the Death Sentence".

Wow. Insensitive much?!?! I hate ignorance.

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Wed, 07-25-2012 - 12:56pm

Don't you just wonder if she might at some point in time realize what she said to you! :smileyfrustrated: And if she ever does, how she might feel about having made such a callous remark? :smileysad:

Nobody gets to live forever therefore life in itself is a death sentence when you thing about it...   :smileywink:

Apparently this is how this lady copes with her illness... too bad she doesn't take a moment to think about what she is saying!

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Thu, 07-26-2012 - 12:48am

Ignorance is the correct description.  I would have answered her with "' too bad ET patients have to cope with heart failure." kidding. You say she was an older woman.  Old age corrupts the brain.  My computer seems to be functioning now.  Good golly miss Molly,  Catch up time





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Thu, 07-26-2012 - 9:43am

Wow.....I don't know if I could have kept my mouth shut.  Kudos to you for doing so.  The ignorance of people out there who have no clue......


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Sat, 08-04-2012 - 9:24am
After she said that, I educated her. I also told her how I had that sentence removed from all the Honor's English books in our county that used INVALID as a vocabulary word with this sentence: Michael J. Fox is not yet an invalid but he suffers from a disease that will soon leave him in a debilitative state. It was something like that. I couldn't believe they had that sentence and promptly educated them, too. That was back in 2003.
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Sat, 08-04-2012 - 10:49am

I'm so glad you did!!!!  It's people like that I just want to pin them down and sit on them until you get it thru their thick heads!


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