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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Man Spent 43 Years Sitting On A Wheelchair Due To Incorrect Diagnosis

A PORTUGUESE MAN spent 43 years in a wheelchair because of a mistaken medical diagnosis, finally re-learning to walk only in his fifties....



When Rufino Borrego was 13, he was diagnosed by a Lisbon hospital as having incurable muscular dystrophy, the Jornal de Noticias reported.

After that he used a wheelchair for more than four decades – until a neurologist realised in 2010 that he in fact suffered from a different disease that weakens the muscles, myasthenia.

The rare disease can be treated simply by taking asthma medication – and just a year after his new diagnosis, Borrego was able to walk for the first time to his usual neighbourhood cafe.

“We thought it was a miracle,” Manuel Melao, owner of the cafe in Alandroal, southeast Portugal, told  newspaper.

Now aged 61, Borrego is able to live a normal life, requiring only two physiotherapy sessions a year.

He insists he harbours no ill-feelings against the hospital that made the original diagnosis, acknowledging that myasthenia was almost unknown in the medical profession in the 1960s.

“I just want to make use of my life,” he said.
culled -thejournal.ie


Doctora do this all over the world,sometimes its even good to read up and argue with them sef...lol

42 comments:

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    1. Not his fault, the illness yaf registered inside his brain, making him to feel he can't walk. You are what your brain says u are. Hehehe, what am I blabbing sef. #okaybye

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  2. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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    So dude lost his youth all bcos of a stupid doctor.... Very sad and painfull too..
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

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  3. Life isn't fair sometimes he should just make do of his remaining years on earth

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  4. Dokitas they will not kill someone.

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  5. stella i dont like stories without pictures.

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  6. He accepted and he gave up. The mind is very powerful.

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  7. Read this somewhere before last year

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  8. so many stupid illiterates on this blog.....lazy how? u think the name of the disease is what makes him unable to walk? he could not walk thats why he needed the wheelchair but if he was diagnosed correctly the right medication would have made him able to walk...porthacourt ugliest and boogie man you are both dumb as hell

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    1. They don't read to understand, they read to rush to comment.

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  9. Eyah!!!!!!! Misdiagnosis happens a lot.
    Thank God for the drugs.

    With some physiotherapy sessions, he will regain mobility and functionality.

    #ProudPhysiotherapist#

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  10. All these people and disability allowance. So them say him no fit waka, him just kack siddon!!! No effort what so ever, what happened to physiotherapy? Anyway, maybe more of mental thing for him once he heard the diagnosis

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    1. Go and read well, that he was misdiagnosed does not mean that he could walk. Na wa ooo.

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  11. Myasthenia treated with asthma medications??? hian, unu ebulu bata 18

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  12. This is one of the reason, people share their problems on doctors section on sdk

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  13. Very sad.
    Thank God for him.
    In due time he'll walk again.

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  14. Jesu!
    This man should better sue something or somebody!
    To think that he lost a lot cos of this wrong diagnosis.
    43 years! That's a whole lot of years

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  15. He should be grateful that he is still alive to tell the tale..

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  16. I trust naija man, he go reject and begin practice by himselfs sef.This is a clear example of psychological effect.

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  17. Lol like I always do.make my diagnosis then querry the doctor's own with facts before I accept it.

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  18. Lol like I always do.make my diagnosis then querry the doctor's own with facts before I accept it.

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  19. Wrong diagnosis living him for over 3 decades on a wheelchair

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  20. Chaii ignorance no good, that's why is good to visit 2 Hospital

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  21. Some doctors just need correct cain.... Ehyaa... Thank God he decided to move on.

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  22. Only God knows what he must have gone through in his youthful life

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  23. Sad but the hospital and whoever is responsible for the wrong diagnosis will pay for the lost years
    Moral; many are handicapped or poor just because that's what they believe of themselves, try getting out of your comfort zone sometimes it works most times

    MrsBee

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  24. He just thank God 4 been alive

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  25. that is how after telling d doc i was breastfeeding he gave me a drug dat clearly stated not for bf mothers...we argued til i asked him if d manufacturer was stupid

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  26. Hmmm.....sad though, buh God is nit unaware of His situation. Perhaps that was what God considered best for him at tue time

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