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