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(STV.tv)   Man who was diagnosed with an incurable brain illness 20 years ago has now been told he does not, in fact, have Huntingdon's disease after both his wife and daughters terminated pregnancies for fear of passing on the disease. Oops   (news.stv.tv) divider line 160
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2010-01-21 12:37:28 PM
Maybe he had a "brain cloud"
 
2010-01-21 12:37:36 PM
after both his wife and daughters terminated pregnancies for fear of passing on the disease

Apparently his wife wasn't very diligent.

DRTFA
 
2010-01-21 12:38:26 PM
Daughters can pass on Huntington's, but not GET Huntington's, so female offspring are relatively safe.

However, good birth control would have prevented the need for abortions.
 
2010-01-21 12:42:09 PM
Okay, look, don't worry, we can fix this. As compensation, the doctor who misdiagnosed you will knock up your wife and daughters.
 
2010-01-21 12:46:16 PM
Daughters can pass on Huntington's, but not GET Huntington's, so female offspring are relatively safe.


what the merry fark are you on about? Of course women can get huntington's.
 
2010-01-21 12:48:18 PM
Listen, we're all very broken up about this and well...I know you're upset but how do you think I feel about this? Can you imagine how I feel about this? Why do you think I'm calling you, just to say hello? Of course, I like to speak to you. Of course, I like to say hello. Yes well, I'm sorry, too. I'm very sorry. Ok, you're sorrier than I am, but I am sorry as well. I am as sorry as you are! Don't say that you're more sorry than I am, because I'm capable of being just as sorry as you are... So we're both sorry, all right?... All right.
 
2010-01-21 12:57:22 PM
Thank god this happened in England. Now this guy's family will get a very sincere "Sorry about that old chap. Care for a spot of tea?" Which, as it turns out, is the same treatment they give for most diseases, apparently.
 
2010-01-21 12:57:32 PM
Tigger: Daughters can pass on Huntington's, but not GET Huntington's, so female offspring are relatively safe.


what the merry fark are you on about? Of course women can get huntington's.


Yeah... it's not even sex-linked.
 
2010-01-21 01:00:41 PM
thalassatx: Daughters can pass on Huntington's, but not GET Huntington's, so female offspring are relatively safe.

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Would like a word with you...
 
2010-01-21 01:01:56 PM
vayiap.files.wordpress.com

do not approve


/brain cloud
 
2010-01-21 01:03:51 PM
SushiJoe: do not approve


/brain cloud


Finally... Thank you
 
2010-01-21 01:04:42 PM
both his wife and daughters terminated pregnancies for fear of passing on the disease.

Does this make you feel outraged? Does it make you feel sick to your stomach? Do you feel sad for these women that they made a choice based on unreliable, false information that went against what they would have wanted had they known the truth?

Hopefully subby, and others like him, feel this way about crisis pregnancy centers that lie to women about pregnancies they do not want and scare/lie/delay them into keeping them, too, right?

Right?
 
2010-01-21 01:15:42 PM
Schrodinger's Petting Zoo:
Would like a word with you...


And I would like one or two with HER.
 
2010-01-21 01:20:12 PM
Schrodinger's Petting Zoo: Would like a word with you...

That took long enough.

And I'm assuming the daughter was born before he was misdiagnosed. I have to applaud the family a bit for not having children that might carry that disease.
 
2010-01-21 01:25:11 PM
OlafTheBent: Maybe he had a "brain cloud"

You didn't get a second opinion on something called a "Brain Cloud?"
 
2010-01-21 01:32:52 PM
Why would you abort your kids over that? Seems to be that it would make more sense to have the kid, and test it at birth. If it is positive, then just raise your kid knowing they should probably commit suicide around age 40 (or whenever Huntington's usually kicks in).

If you mentally prepare yourself your entire life that your lifespan will only be 40 years old, it won't be a huge tragedy when it actually happens. Seems better than never living at all.
 
2010-01-21 01:41:25 PM
I'd terminate my pregnancy too if I found out my baby would be born on Long Island.
 
2010-01-21 01:41:26 PM
images2.fanpop.com

I would like a word with HER

FTFY
 
2010-01-21 01:41:48 PM
Health bosses?
 
2010-01-21 01:41:56 PM
www.pacersdigest.com
 
2010-01-21 01:42:32 PM
Quick, somebody call Johnny Cochran.
 
2010-01-21 01:43:13 PM
DamnYankees: Why would you abort your kids over that? Seems to be that it would make more sense to have the kid, and test it at birth. If it is positive, then just raise your kid knowing they should probably commit suicide around age 40 (or whenever Huntington's usually kicks in).

If you mentally prepare yourself your entire life that your lifespan will only be 40 years old, it won't be a huge tragedy when it actually happens. Seems better than never living at all.


Yeah. If I had Huntingtons, I'm glad I don't, I'd rather get at least 40 years. I'd get myself "fixed" since I wouldn't be around to raise any kids I had and then around 39 or so, go out and see about renting a Veyron. The problem takes care of itself shortly after that, all your tax dollars would be be used to scrape me my mortal remains off the bridge pillar.
 
2010-01-21 01:43:52 PM
wow, a medical malpractice lawsuit i would actually support.
 
2010-01-21 01:44:03 PM
How about next time getting a second opinion.
 
2010-01-21 01:44:03 PM
See what fear leads to? If you live your life in fear, then you really are not living.
 
2010-01-21 01:44:27 PM
Step 1: Fake Hunnington's
Step 2: ???
Step 3: Profit
 
2010-01-21 01:45:08 PM
DamnYankees: Why would you abort your kids over that? Seems to be that it would make more sense to have the kid, and test it at birth. If it is positive, then just raise your kid knowing they should probably commit suicide around age 40 (or whenever Huntington's usually kicks in).

If you mentally prepare yourself your entire life that your lifespan will only be 40 years old, it won't be a huge tragedy when it actually happens. Seems better than never living at all.


Came in to say this. Especially given there may be significant medical advances in the next 30 years. I can understand if it was something crippling that took effect immediately upon birth and would never give the child a normal life (severe autism, horrific Down's, the clap), but really? Aborting because they might have a disease that could still be incurable in 30 years?
 
2010-01-21 01:46:27 PM
Bo Giggity: Quick, somebody call Johnny Cochran.

working on it...

routingbyrumor.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-01-21 01:46:57 PM
Wouldn't you get a second opinion for a diagnosis like that?

It's not that hard, it's a blood test.
 
2010-01-21 01:46:59 PM
DamnYankees: If you mentally prepare yourself your entire life that your lifespan will only be 40 years old, it won't be a huge tragedy when it actually happens. Seems better than never living at all.

Except if you were never born (be it because your mom gave your dad a BJ that night, she miscarried or aborted you) you would never have had an opinion about it one way or the other. You would have passed from one state of unconsciousness to another state of unconsciousness.

So it makes no sense to judge "never living at all" as a bad thing, at least no more sense than judging it a bad thing you never existed for the eons prior to your birth.
 
2010-01-21 01:47:03 PM
TheMega: I would like a word with HER

FTFY


While you two want to have words with her, I'd be busy doing something that requires very little in the way of refined conversation.

/you know how I know?
 
2010-01-21 01:47:45 PM
Plaintiff's attorneys to the white courtesy phone; plaintiff's attorneys to the white courtesy phone please!
 
2010-01-21 01:48:31 PM
Weigard: I'd terminate my pregnancy too if I found out my baby would be born on Long Island.

lol
 
2010-01-21 01:49:33 PM
TheMega: I would like a word with HER

FTFY


Really? Just a word?

I'd much rather put my penis inside her.

Though if Cameron's available, I'd go for that first.
 
2010-01-21 01:50:03 PM
img685.imageshack.us

What Mr. & Mrs. C may look like.

/before Joannie was aborted, of course
 
2010-01-21 01:50:39 PM
If you had Huntington's disease couldn't you like feel it?
 
2010-01-21 01:51:33 PM
Look on the bright side, like how much money he saved not having another ungrateful offspring leaching off the family teat. And he's going to live. Spend wisely my friend.
 
2010-01-21 01:51:51 PM
HA HA!!..what, wait this is serious..
Whoops, ehhh Fark-it!!

HA HA!!
 
2010-01-21 01:51:54 PM
And Christ. Two Michael Bay links in a row? What's next? THREE Michael Bay links in a row?
 
2010-01-21 01:52:32 PM
Damn. Talk about the importance of getting a second opinion....
 
2010-01-21 01:52:36 PM
Shostie: And Christ. Two Michael Bay links in a row? What's next? THREE Michael Bay links in a row?

Oops. Wrong thread.
 
2010-01-21 01:53:07 PM
I have two cousins with Huntington's Corea (old name).

/Their father's father killed his wife before he killed himself.
//Their father killed himself before he killed anyone else.
///They are institutionalized, to die safely
~~~~
////The rub is, people with Huntington's kill those they love to protect them.
 
2010-01-21 01:53:21 PM
Quark_Quasar: Health bosses?

You have to fight them before you can finish the level and go on to the next stage of healthy living.
 
2010-01-21 01:53:58 PM
Learnt??? Are you kidding me??? This is actually a word in the Brittish vocabulary? Wow. I came across that word in the article and thought 'that can't be right!'. Unfortunately is it. I thought only southern U.S. rednecks used the word Learnt but I guess that is something they have in common with the Queen mum.

I did learnt me somethin taday.
 
2010-01-21 01:56:05 PM
DIGITALgimpus: Wouldn't you get a second opinion for a diagnosis like that?

It's not that hard, it's a blood test.


Not to mention further tests over the next 20 years.
 
2010-01-21 01:56:33 PM
BestForLast: How about next time getting a second opinion.

For reals! When my sister was a teenager she constantly sick and was diagnosed and treated for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Not until years later when she diagnosed with kidney stones by this gimp doctor in New Jersey did she get better.
 
2010-01-21 01:56:50 PM
shirtsbyeric: If you had Huntington's disease couldn't you like feel it?

It's a disease you are born with. You wouldn't know you had it till it started screwing with your body.

My grandpa didn't know he had it till he was in his 60s.

/Mom isn't showing signs yet, and a complete lack of effective treatment and cure isn't enough to get me to get a test.
 
2010-01-21 01:57:05 PM
It could've been Lupus. If my medical knowledge serves me correctly, anything on the internet is always Lupus.
 
2010-01-21 01:57:17 PM
If the daughter doesn't have Huntington's then there's a 0% chance her offspring would. So she had no reason to abort her kids without knowing first if she had it. But honestly, why would you abort a baby that has a 25% chance of having a brain disease that might not even kick in until they're 60? I applaud this family not having children but it has nothing to do with Huntington's.
 
2010-01-21 01:57:47 PM
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Does not approve.
 
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