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Posted by sebo
on July 28, 2000 at 09:26:56:
In Reply to: Shocked posted by Julianne on July 26, 2000 at 19:58:07:
: I have worked as a receptionist for a nursing home for several years now. Last year we had
: a patient come in, and I was shocked to find that it was a young woman only a few years
: older than myself who had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She got progressively worse,
: and then suddenly improved so much that she could go home. About a week ago she was
: readmitted because she is once again unable to take care of herself. I don't know much about MS
: and was wondering if someone could give me some insight into this disease. I didn't know that it
: could affect someone as young as this patient who is only in her late 20's? can just anyone develop
: this disease?
If you read the vast amount of correspondence just in this web-site alone, you will find your answer. It is a sad thing for this person that she doesn't have another way to be able to survive or exist other than a nursing home. At her tender age, to be a resident of a nursing home is extremely frightening. I can not emphasize this fact enough! It would be easier for her if someone would check with family services in her area and see if there are any alternatives for her to choose from. Obviously, I do not know her particular situation, but since you were moved enough to check into this disease, perhaps you will do this poor girl a favor and help improve her outlook on life and maybe broaden your talents in caregiving. God Bless!
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