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A disturbing tale

#1  Postby Macdoc » Jan 13, 2020 6:06 am

The hollow man

A mysterious illness with few symptoms and no cure is sucking the very life out of Tony Wallace.

By Andrew O’Connor

Updated 12 Jan 2020, 23:23pm
Published 12 Jan 2020, 13:13pm

The catastrophic collapse of Tony Wallace’s life began slowly and silently.

An episode of flu. A persistent illness. A feeling of fatigue. A sense something was not so much wrong, as not quite right.

Over time, his ambiguous symptoms have morphed into a condition that defies medical diagnosis, resists treatment and relentlessly, ruthlessly drains the life out of his body.


good read and well presented but I find it very disturbing :?
a condition that defies medical diagnosis, resists treatment and relentlessly, ruthlessly drains the life out of his body.

truly a fate worse than death ??? so bleak tho glad he finds happiness in his grand daughter.

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Re: A disturbing tale

#2  Postby Cito di Pense » Jan 13, 2020 7:41 am

No, it's not disturbing, unless we ask, "To whom?" Must we really conclude that a banner headline intended to grab eyeballs is necessarily a reference to something disturbing? What's the pretext for that uproar? It's not as if being emotionally labile indicates advanced evolutionary status, unless...

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#3  Postby Fallible » Jan 13, 2020 11:46 am

Defies diagnosis? He’s been diagnosed with ME. I have an idea what he’s going through, I’ve had chronic fatigue now for 18 months, managing to do my sit-down job for 3 days a week, then spending the other 4 at home, recovering. My fatigue is drug-induced, but my physical condition has deteriorated to the point now that even without the drugs, the slightest exertion will knock me for six. Frustrating and upsetting? Sure. Worse than death? Definitely not. It’s no more disturbing than any illness that causes distress, which is most of them.
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Re: A disturbing tale

#4  Postby LucidFlight » Jan 13, 2020 1:52 pm

He should buy a motorcycle and have some fun.

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Re: A disturbing tale

#5  Postby Svartalf » Jan 13, 2020 6:34 pm

a condition that's deadly and defies medical diagnosis? Isn't that called life?
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Re: A disturbing tale

#6  Postby The_Metatron » Jan 14, 2020 1:07 am

LucidFlight wrote:He should buy a motorcycle and have some fun.

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I have one he could buy! Everyone's a winner.
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Re: A disturbing tale

#7  Postby laklak » Jan 15, 2020 12:25 am

Shit happens.
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