Re: Protected Class Members
Posted by Mary on 4/06/05
I liked the Hail Mary part alot. You know, there really is a benefit to brevity. It
encourages people to actually read your posts. Do you WANT to come off like a wild
eyed ranter, or would you PREFER to get your message out. It really is your call.
On 4/06/05, Pat wrote:
> Oh, nothing here makes sense, at all. Not the cited Medical Abstracts of mainstream
> medicine. So, all those physicians and research professionals are incoherent? Not
> the medically approved diagnostic titles. Not the list of medical findings. Not
> the insult of defamation. Not human suffering in the midst of defamation. Not the
> goal of righting wrongs and returning truth where lies have replaced it. Not the
> NBC Dateline Report/Transcript that a person can easily access.
> You obviously are one of those people who say, "Pain? What pain? I don't feel a
> thing." And you were obviously never taught diplomacy. Likewise, you apparently
> haven't the fire to right wrongs. Such coldness is a useless existence.
> So, none of this makes sense, arrogant one? Did you write that with a smirk, by the
> way? You are perhaps a scholar who knows all. Well:
> --- Do you know what it is to suffocate? ---to find yourself doing sewer repair
> work, and after weeks into the project, you suddenly find yourself suffocating to
> the point where everything around you starts to look like a black and gray x-ray?
> --- Do you know what it is to spend shift after shift in highly alkaline work places
> that have enough concrete dust to cover you entirely, unaware that it would come to
> be found by medical science that such alkalinity causes havoc to the health, when
> occupied without a respirator? --- and then to do the stragetic cutting inside
> concrete boxes while the burning oil of a target saw is the only thing that you are
> smelling amidst oil-darkened cloud of dust, and then to not even care because the
> only thing on your mind is to make sure that the saw doesn't bounce directly into
> your face?
> --- to spend shift after shift amidst an aeromatic mixture of solvents, never
> thinking that you would one day become sensitized to them?
> --- to work with formaldehyde-bearing drywall on a historic site, only to get to the
> phase where you become so sensitized to the formaldehyde that you are unable enter
> that site without undergoing the immediate onset of asthma?
> --- to have a nearby worker cry out for the cage-crane to come take you out of an
> industrial well ASAP, apparently because the residue of the pickling of steel
> somehow triggered an asthma attack likened to an anacoda tightly wrapped around your
> --- to go through a longterm carbon monoxide poisoning scenario that literally ended
> up in federal court documents and which caused a singular asthma condition to branch
> out into additional reactivity?
> ---Do you know what it is to wake up because all breathing has stopped, time and
> time again, even during the same night? And do you know what it is to leap out of
> bed fighting to inhale just one short breath, and then in the failure to do so, to
> literally drop to your knees and start praying a Hail Mary?
> ---Do you know it is to dry heave so intensely that the chest and bisceps cringe
> with pain? And do you know what it is to dry heave so intensely that you feel as if
> you are being punched from the inside at the lower right side of the rib cage?
> ---Did you ever have headaches so severe that the cheekbones and temples continue to
> feel bruised even a day after a headache long since subsided?
> ---Did you ever vomit at the smell of shampoo?
> ---Did you ever literally go to edge of the charts (off a standard deviation range)
> in certain medical testing?
> ---Do you know what it is to be in an ER and hear one of the medical attendants cry
> out, "Oh my God, he's down to such-and-such a number;" and then to hear the
> simultaneous "rip-tear-tear-rip-tear" of bags in the ER?
> ---Do you what it is to drive to an ER with only the use of your forearms, because
> your hands cramped-up and became inoperable, along with your mouth, during an asthma
> ---Do you what it is to have been the stereotypical Italian, with the chiselled
> Roman features of the Pompeii/Avellino/Benevento variety, able to do acrobatic
> things as easily as others swept kitchen floors, and then to suddenly find that you
> couldn't do something as effortless as sit in a room without getting ill?
> ---Do you know what it is to be unable to attend Christmas dinners and
> get-togethers, because of the pine, the scented candles, the perfume, and the potpourri?
> ---Do you what it is like to be on six prescription medications monthly, simply for
> the purpose of keeping your asthma down to chronic mild shortness of breath with
> moments of temporary relief, if and onl if you remain in low-to-zero levels of
> irritant exposure, and then to find yourself becoming sensitized to three of the six
> (There's more to mention. Much more.)
> All in all, if you knew what any of these things were like, then this entire section
> would immediately make sense to you. Very simply, when you suffer intensely, you
> don't have room in your appointment book for defamation of character ringing through
> the various venues where it rings.
> Now, I know what it is to work in minus 30 degree wind chills. I know what it is to
> be crushed between two 2,430 lb steel beams that shifted while I was on one of them.
> I know what it is to have a couple of concussions; suffered in football. And I
> know what it is like to play a varsite game in a high speed collision sport with
> exactly a 102.4 temperature (according to the team trainer). Am no stranger to the
> separated shoulder. No stranger to the broken nose (auto accident.) And I know
> what it is like to play an entire league game with a broken foot, as the lead-off
> hitter who is always given the "steal sign" as soon as he gets on base. In fact, I
> even know what it is to have an illness accompanied by a white blood cell count so
> high that a bone marrow tap and biopsy were performed, in order to see if there were
> cancer. Yet, in all of those things, nothing came close to the torment of Chemical
> Injury/Sensitization. (And those other things did involve pain, at one time or
> another.) This is because my variety of that illness assailed vital organs. Vital
> organs are vulnerable. Not even the steel beam crush injury was worse. In fact,
> getting crushed between those steel beams didn't hurt as badly as I thought it would.
> Do me a big favor: Stay away from me. You personally. And you stay away from me
> by staying away from my postings. Quit being an annoying fly that buzzes around.
> You are not a part of any solution. In fact, instead of spending your time here (at
> least since the Patrick Casanova days ending in 2003), why not look for a website
> that teaches you human decency and courtesy. Some of us have more than enough to
> suffer as it is, and have had so for consecutive years.
> On 4/05/05, mary wrote:
>> Actually the time to REALLY worry is when some of the things appearing at this
>> site begin to make SENSE.
>> On 4/05/05, Kevin wrote:
>>> On 4/05/05, Pat wrote:
>>> Man, you lost me.
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