Johnson wrote:Aw, come on Katie. That's not good news. That is fantastic news!
I am so glad that you have messed up jugulars, and that you will undergo an unapproved, invasive surgery for an unrecognized pathology! Happy Christmas!
Isn't that funny, how I can be so over-joyed at others being diagnosed with what really, is a pretty serious problem. Er, sorry Miss, the bad news is that you have suffered some brain injury due to an heretofore unrecognized condition. The good news is that it is fairly easy to rectify. You will be right as rain soon enough.
Cynicism is the most powerful weapon in life. This is why it is being strangled out of existence by political correctness, "blessings," prayer chains and the Christian-ite literal mindedness of the typical Susan Boyle fan. Yes, Susan has her uses in the global circus.
Johnson still has what it takes. He'd better not use it in a hospital though. They kill you for it... Some very touchy folks there... primed to punish and persecute you if you appear to be an independent, fun thinker.
Those most in danger are patients suffering from tumefactive MS and who deal with doctors in a witty, affable way. To a doctor from a different culture or humour-set this just screams organ donor and they will actually trap and harm you into stroke and herniation figuring your family is the type who will magnanimoulsy donate organs.
Wit, cynicism, humour, good naturedness all signal a person who according to the stats will say yes to donation. It's true too. People with this adventurous type of personality are generous and often a little careless.
It's changing though. There is a growing number of websites informing people of the facts behind organ donation and how it is routine for hospitals to target specific patients for intentional deterioration or false diagnosis so they can get at their organs.
Those most at risk are of course accident victims, and patients with a 2nd or more tumefactive MS lesion relapse.
They will let you get away with the first one and tell your family "it was almost fatal" so when you get another you are prepared to lose. Read this story: 'First you walk--then you run' in USF Health. The doctor in this story, Stanley Krolczyk seems like quite the slimy operator.
Tumefactive MS (TDD) is a great way to get somebody going neurologically downhill fast. The lesion is big, promising fast high ICP if nothing is done. So they do nothing and soon a big seizure happens, strokes, herniations along with a nice big organ heist to finish you off. (People aren't dead when their organs are cut out. The term "brain death" is a flowery euphemism. Removing your organs kills you, and you will feel the pain and degradation).
Have you ever wondered why the MS Society doesn't include tumefactive MS on its list of MS types? It's because these people die a lot and without inclusion in the MS Society's types, the death can be attributed to "brain mass." It's a horrible sneaky business.
TDD is never fatal. It responds really well to decadron (steroid). It's that people who get it make wonderful candidates for "oh, we're so sorry, we did everything we could... but you know, we could could make good come out of bad by donating his organs...."
What's so sad is that there are many people who having had one TDD, blissfully believe the doctor that their event was monophastic. Never will you find people more in love with their neurologist... They even think they are at the top of the MS pile because there illness is done. Not so. If you are in this category, be careful and read the websites that explain the organ donor hoax.
Most of all, don't be cynical and witty out in the big global world. Reserve that for the privacy of your own home.