Childhood Trauma Leads To Lifelong Chronic Illness

Source: Childhood Trauma Leads To Lifelong Chronic Illness — So Why Isn’t The Medical Community Helping Patients?

Interessant artikel in Huffington post van Donna Jackson Nakagawa. Writer exploring the science of illness and extraordinary healing. Books: Childhood Disrupted, The Last Best Cure, The Autoimmune Epidemic

“When I was twelve, I was coming home from swimming at my neighbor’s dock when I saw an ambulance’s flashing lights in our driveway. I still remember the asphalt burning my feet as I stood, paralyzed, and watched the paramedics take away my father. It was as if I knew those flashing lights were a harbinger that my childhood was over.

At the hospital, a surgeon performed “minor” elective bowel surgery on my young dad. The surgeon made an error, and instead of my father coming home to the “welcome home” banners we’d painted, he died. The medical care system failed my father miserably. Then the medical care system began to fail me.”

Toen Donna 14 was begon ze flauw te vallen en de dokters dachten dat ze daarmee om aandacht vroeg, dus zei ze er maar niks meer over.

Maar het werd erger en toen ze begin 40 was kreeg ze een auto immuunziekte die haar vanaf haar nek verlamde en ze belandt in het ziekenhuis op de datum dat haar vader jaren geleden overleed. Er er zijn nog meer interessante parallellen.

Toen ze 41 was zat er een arts bij haar bed en hij was de eerste die aan haar vroeg: “Were there any childhood traumas or stressors that might have contributed to the extreme level of inflammation you’re experiencing as an adult?”

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