Isn’t it funny how the use of one word that means almost the same thing can cause such a big disruption to someone’s life?  Let me start at the beginning.  I am in this “support” group, and as you know, I sit back and research before I ever decide to make a move.  My comments are logical, and have research to back them up whereas, um, other people do not always do that.  If you give me a topic, I can research it for you.  Seriously.  Ask anyone.  I use the words disorder and disease from time to time to explain my condition.  If we get right down to it, as I have explained in other posts, I actually have a gene mutation.  So what sounds better?  Mutation? Disease?  Disorder?  Does one of them make me sound better?  I’m just curious.

I have many, many links in my posts on health issues that show my research.  I have a few more to show you tonight.  Here is one I found on the difference between disease and disorder.  Next, we have this other link here.  Because my blood condition, for lack of a better word, caused other problems, I actually see it as a disease.  To say so implies that I “caught” it as one person said.  Hmm.  Well, um, let’s see.  Did my friends catch cancer?  I don’t remember any of them running around trying to do so.  Some people argue the word disease means there is a problem that can be identified and that it also means relative permanence.  Well, umm, I know someone who was cured of cancer.  So, maybe it wasn’t really a disease?  I don’t know.  All I know is that whether or not you classify what you have as a condition, disease, or disorder aren’t we all hoping for the same thing in the end?  A long and happy life?  Maybe one with some answers?

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”  ~John Adams


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