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RE: ADA

someone might know the answer to this:

let's say a 63 yr old person comes down with undiagnosed Alzheimers -- it's early yet in the symptoms; and person cannot cogitate enough properly to do their job and gets fired for incompetence, with the perception of the boss that the person is just lazy when in fact the person is losing memory and therefore, making mistakes in their work. How would ADA respond to that?

This happened at my place of work to a co worker and I am upset about it.


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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I would think that a diognosis would be necessary. I don't know if diognosis would ease his mind, or otherwise. But it certainly would help him with insurance issues. As far as the ADA rules...I have no clue.

Life can be cruel sometimes. I am sorry. :(


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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