I was looking around the site and found:
“JMIAH – My Story”
He seems to be a member with lots of contacts. As I was reading his "bio" (nicely done) I noted the following comment:
"They said I would have to take shots for the rest of my life and not be surprised if I found myself in and out of the hospital due to the complications from the disease."
I ask this question, "Is there ever a right time to LIE?" I think when telling the truth would hurt that person more than not telling them would do is a justifiable time to LIE ...
When I got diabetes in '72, I had probably like most, lost weight, etc., and stayed in a hospital for about 8 days. There I was told that "probably, if I am lucky, I would live to 35 or maybe more, but the chances were pretty good that I would die from this disease if i lived long enough."
I have never been in the hospital since then, except to birth my children. I have friends who have died, mainly from hypo reactions, and others whose body could not make it. I struggled for a LONG time not only being told that I had to take shots, eat no cake, and die, but that there was no cure. No way to survive on Survival or go into the military if I wanted.
I don't think doctors should be, and maybe they aren't today, so honest to young kids. I'm 47 and alive, doing well. I was sure that at 35 I was going to have something happen to me - I was certain - they told me ... what could I do?
Nobody knows when you are going to die or even when you are dead (e.g., that guy in a 20 year coma recently). Words, a single word, can scar, damage, and emotionally terminate dreams and ideas if not immediately they will in the long term.
How many you you were told something like that when you were diagnosed?