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Old 12-30-2017, 01:52 PM   #371 (permalink)
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An artery that restricted her stomach and prevented her from eating, passed off by most doctors as anorexia. If my grandfather hadn't been a surgeon who just so happened to have dealt with the condition it may never have been caught in time.
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:53 PM   #372 (permalink)
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This. My mother would be dead right now if she didn't have my grandparents to help pay for a lot of the medical bills she picked up over the last few years fighting a very rare disease. And yes she has insurance.
Very sad that this is the case.
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:56 PM   #373 (permalink)
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An artery that restricted her stomach and prevented her from eating, passed off by most doctors as anorexia. If my grandfather hadn't been a surgeon who just so happened to have dealt with the condition it may never have been caught in time.
Look at this.. all this time everyone thinks youre some backwoods redneck and your grandfathers a surgeon.. You just lost your "Give Chula shit" pass.
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:58 PM   #374 (permalink)
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:01 PM   #375 (permalink)
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Very sad that this is the case.
She was basically starving to death until she got an operation. Like, 80 lbs/36 kg or something. She still can't regain her weight because the operation simply is not a complete fix. But hey **** socialized medicine cause she just so happened to be lucky enough to have well off relatives and didn't wind up an Auschwitz victim.
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:08 PM   #376 (permalink)
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I was trying to check someone's page on Facebook but she must have deleted it. A friend of mine died of something similar to what your mother apparently had. I forgot the name of the condition but it involved an artery that was affecting her eating. I do remember her sister saying that the skin was hanging from her at the end. Anyway, I'm glad your Mom pulled through, Charles.
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Look at this.. all this time everyone thinks youre some backwoods redneck and your grandfathers a surgeon.. You just lost your "Give Chula shit" pass.
No, no! He said his grandfather was a sturgeon! I knew Batty had some fishy family ancestry!

Seriously though, that must have been pretty terrifying and frustrating for you, Batty. Glad she's on the road to recovery at least. Jesus: they'll blame anything on anything won't they? Anorexia? Were they serious? What woman of (presumably) your mother's age would be suffering from that? It's like, once they come up with an answer that fits, **** it if it's the wrong one: let's not dig any deeper cos we're doctors and we rock, yeah?
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:31 PM   #378 (permalink)
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I was trying to check someone's page on Facebook but she must have deleted it. A friend of mine died of something similar to what your mother apparently had. I forgot the name of the condition but it involved an artery that was affecting her eating. I do remember her sister saying that the skin was hanging from her at the end. Anyway, I'm glad your Mom pulled through, Charles.
I honestly can't remember the name of the disease, and it's rare enough that some Googling isn't definitive, but maybe this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Median...ament_syndrome.

It was miserable though. She couldn't eat, when she did it would be tiny amounts, and she'd get debilitatingly nauseated for literally days afterward. She was a skeleton by the end, and she's still skinny as **** now. It was long term (about two years), and actually watching someone die of it would have been awful. And ever learning afterward that the doctors passed it off as anorexia would have made me want to kill an MD very painfully. My grandfather's knowledge and medical connections very literally saved her life, and I can imagine many people dying due to unintentional medical neglect.
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Some doctors are great.
Some doctors though are absolute cunts who think they know it all. If you think they're getting something wrong you need to question them.
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Some doctors are great.
Some doctors though are absolute cunts who think they know it all. If you think they're getting something wrong you need to question them.
It's not even that. There's a vast amount that any given doctor will not know because the human body and mind is so unknowable that it's perfectly understandable that they wouldn't know but a fraction of it, and when faced with something that can be easily and rationally explained by a more common condition as anorexia it's perfectly reasonable to ascribe it to that. It was a very rare disease that could be easily dismissed as anorexia, and wouldn't have any proof without x-rays, and even then there are only a very few doctors who would even know it was a thing and recognize it. But it would still be enraging to find it out after the fact when your loved one was dead.
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