Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Forgive me if I'm obscure

I always advise people not to google illnesses. But today I wiki-ed cirrhosis of the liver.

It's not the same as googling! :P ;)

It wasn't too horrifying, because I only skimmed it and refused to take in the full details. But on the bright side, actually I think it's given me a less judgemental response to it. I didn't realise that haemochromatosis can be responsible for cirrhosis and for diabetes mellitus.

I guess it's normal to associate cirrhosis with alcoholism: I imagine it's most people's first thought.

And I'm not saying alcoholism isn't implicated in this case, of course. I think it would be foolish to pretend it's not in there somewhere.

But I think I understand more.

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