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Message started by Rena on Jul 10th, 2004 at 5:53pm

Title: Just wondering
Post by Rena on Jul 10th, 2004 at 5:53pm
Hey all did I ever tell you that when Tyler was diagnosed I was given an assignment to learn about anything I wanted to learn about and present it to the class.
I chose to teach the class about MM, of course. However when my day came to present, I didn't have prior notice and had loaned my info to Tylers OT.
I didn't want to wait, so I told the instructor I could present, if I could draw some diagrams on the board first. I then went to the board while someone else was finishing up their presentation and drew an arteriogram before and after surgery. I then drew a diagram of both surgeries (direct and indirect). You should have seen the confused looks when I finished. I then explained the diagrams and shared what I had learned with everyone.
The questions they had helped me to get stuff straight in my head. It was weird how I knew so much, yet voicing it to my class seemed to make me realize I truely did have a handle on what I was doing.
I had known knowledge was power, but had always been afraid to second guess a doctor, and here I was telling a neurosurgeon they weren't good enough to deal with my son's medical needs. Giving the presentation to my class made me feel better about my decision to seek the best care I could get for Tyler and accept financial help to do so.

I wasn't sure where was best to post this so figured here would be ok. Sometimes you don't realize how much you learn about something till you teach someone else your info. Forum » Powered by YaBB 2.4!
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