originally posted by: Abinkadoo
a reply to: uncommitted
You do realize how many doctors etc have made claims regarding her failing state of health right?
And @OP, me and a Co worker recently had that exact discussion. It's plausible.
Plausible, yes. It's plausible that any one of us has poor health and are hiding it from everyone. But it is both medically and ethically unsound for
any physician to diagnose an individual without personally examining him/her and ordering ancillary tests to confirm that diagnosis.
So far, all of the "doctors etc." you referenced have done no such thing...instead, these "doctors" have violated the Hippocratic oath and "diagnosed"
her by guessing, based on clips of video taken out of their context and rumors in the media and not empirical evidence gathered during an actual
physical and physiological assessment. And the "etc." who are "diagnosing" her based on the same factors are doing the exact same thing, only they are
presuming to practice medicine without a license at all.
Now, if you suspect you are suffering a cerebral accident or other medical emergency, what are you going to do? Take a series of videos over a period
of weeks, then take clips of the parts where you appear, to your limited medical knowledge, to be suffering a stroke or some other acute medical life
threatening emergency, and then email them to all the people you can find who have Dr. in front of their name, along with written statements from
everyone who is willing to give their personal, non-licensed, uneducated opinion on what might be wrong or not wrong with you?
Or would you go to a reputable local physician who will examine you thoroughly, run appropriate ancillary diagnostic tests, interpret the actual
physical data in conjunction with what they've seen, felt, smelled and heard during the physical exam, as well as known family medical history and
description of the physical symptoms from the patient's own mouth, and make a differential diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan?
Which option do you think would be more conducive to your continued existence on the planet, if you thought your life was in that much peril? Who
would you rather trust your life to, some physician on the internet whom you've never met and who has never examined you; or one who actually has seen
you, spoken to you in person, thoroughly examined you to rule out all possible causes of your symptoms and is ready to treat the one that the data
shows is an accurate diagnosis? Come on now...
Anyone who cites the dubious medical opinion of any physician who is willing to offer a medical assessment based on other people's observations and
personal perspective as a valid point of reference by which to substantiate a rumor really needs to take a step back and look at this logically.
The fact is, no one on this Earth knows whether or not Hillary Clinton has health problems except for Hillary Clinton and her private physician, who
actually HAS examined and tested and interacted with her in a clinical setting. Ditto Donald Trump. The rumors are flying about his health too, and it
is equally ridiculous. And it's all pure speculation and hype...astonishing how many people blindly buy into it, but it's just more fodder for the
Yet people just casually throw around terms like "stroke" and "seizures", as if these things are perfectly common and it's perfectly normal to have
these cerebral events all the time and just keep on going as if nothing ever happened. They cite "mild" stroke or "petit mal" seizures, because webmd
and other online sources state the symptoms are typically temporary and often, the victim has no idea something is wrong, as if that supports their
They latch on too, and rabidly, to the laughable idea that a "diazepam injector" is at the ready to magically stop these "episodes/fits" as soon as
they start, which is patently absurd, for many reasons.
In actuality however, if Hillary were in fact suffering from multiple TIAs or "mild" strokes (they are not the same and "mild" is merely a reference
point; the presence of frank blood in the brain tissue is NEVER mild), or a series of petit mal seizure activity, or any other severe neurological
symptoms, she would not be out there traveling and putting in 18 hours a day on the campaign circuit, standing under hot stage lights with cameras
flashing everywhere, giving speeches to throngs of loud, excited people. That would only exacerbate her symptoms further, were she really suffering
from a neurological disorder such as those she is rumored to have.
And, again, the same is true of her opponent. If he were suffering an acute psychological breakdown, such as people are currently purporting to be
factual information in the same ridiculous manner regarding Hillary, he wouldn't be able to hold it together with that much visual, auditory and
emotional stimuli, sleep deprivation and erratic dietary habits long enough to make it through even one public appearance. It's all hype, from both
sides, and people are swallowing it faster than they can shovel it in. Unreal.