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Once a doctor told me: As you get older you will only get worse...he was referring to my arthritis and fibromyalgia.

I got so mad I was determined to "never give up"... (click for more information)...

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and I really did get better, not worse. I proved him wrong...and am glad I did.... Anyhow, I think doctors who tell patients negative things like this need a lesson in bedside manners. emoticon
- Submitted by TEDDYTEDDY 4/18/2010 in Staying Healthy | 6 Comments
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OZARKMARY 4/19/2010 6:12:00 PM

    I'm not giving up. I'm losing weight with the hopes that the stiffness will at least ease up. I AM feeling better the more active I am.
J2740LOU 4/18/2010 8:31:00 PM

    That was a terrible comment for a medical professional to make. To take away Hope is the worst. Good for you. Don't ever let anyone do that to you. You are loved and you are worth every effort!
PANAMACITY1 5/29/2010 3:34:00 PM

    I have found that doctors often will tell you that you are getting older and have to expect things to get worse. They can't be bothered to find the cause of the problem and how to make it better. We have to advocate for our own health. Good for you! emoticon
ONLYTEMPORARY 5/23/2010 8:59:00 PM

    The last thing we ever should do is give up. We may need to make changes due to the arthritis or our Fibromyalgia but that's all. It all depends on what we want, not the Dr's. So I say 'Go for it' I could have given up 40 years ago but didn't and am still going.
GETFITTER7 4/25/2010 11:44:00 PM

    I broke my finger about 2 years ago. My doctor told me that it would never be straight like it was. I exercised it and by the time a year past you could not tell that I broke it. Proof that if you stick to your goal you can do it! emoticon
KAT7457 4/19/2010 5:30:00 PM

    I agree dr.s need a lesson in bedside manners 101 i have had several bad dr.s and i told the nurses and she said she hears that alot. I hope this dr. i have on friday for knee surgery has good bedside manners. kat

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