Michael Holtzapfel, son of Frau Holtzapfel, experiences a lot of guilt. He served in the German Army and fought in the Battle of Stalingrad alongside his brother, Robert. Within battle, Michael hurts his hand, and Robert severely injures his legs by getting them blown off. Robert is taken to a makeshift hospital, where Michael watches him die. “I spent three days of that week sitting with him before he died…” (Zusak 467).
In The book An American Plague Chapter 2 All Was Not Right there are a lot of reasons on why we can tell it is not all right. Catherine LeMaigre was dying, The doctors discovered what was going around. First, “ On Monday, August 19 it was clear that thirtythree year old Catherine LeMaigre was dying and dying horribly and painfully”. She felt that her stomach was going to explode. Her husband called in two neighborhood doctors.
HISTORY Multiple Myeloma has been recognized since Ancient Times. The first recorded case was that of Sarah Newbury that was reported over a 170 years ago. She presented with bone pain and on one occasion her husband carried her from the fireplace to her bed, and she fractured two of her femurs. She continued to deteriorate and was finally hospitalized at St. Thomas Hospital in London and was treated with orange peel and infusion of rhubarb as well as narcotics. Unfortunately, she died just a few days later, and at autopsy it was found that she had a bone marrow that was very red and resembled that of Thomas Alexander McBean.
(MIP-1)The character Najmah had developed PTSD from witnessing the most painful thing anybody could witness her mother and brother’s death, her signs and symptoms of PTSD example what millions of people go through. (SIP-A)Najmah had developed many PTSD signs and symptoms which some of which are not speaking, and horrible flashbacks,and triggers. (STEWE-1)With Najmh witnessing that horrible event, Najmah had developed PTSD. Najmah had developed the symptom of not talking “It’s been more than two weeks since I’ve last spoken and I’m not certain I will ever be able to speak again”(Staples,110). Najmah was struggling with PTSD she used not talking as a way she dealt with the loss of her mother and baby brother.
Cancer is a disease that has plagued many people across the world. Each year 12.7 million people discover they have cancer and 7.6 million people die from the disease (Huffington Post, 2011). Many of us can say that cancer, whether it be us that is sick or someone who is close to us, has affected our lives in some way. My family in particular took a hard blow when my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer. After a while, the cancer spread into her bones and she passed away soon after because of it.
After his mother’s death Ed’s mental started began to degrade. He stopped bathing and boarded up all the rooms in the family home but 2. He also experienced frightening hallucinations. 18 months after he death, Ed dug up his mother’s body, removed her head and shrunk it. This was his first experience in grave robbing.
He had been exposed to the elements for 8 days and to top it all off he was poisoned by the irradiated water he had drunk during his escape requiring years of treatment to fully recover. When he discovered he was the only one to successfully escape he was diagnosed with PTSD and fell into a fit of “survivor's guilt” (Kiger) by alienating himself from his family and placed the military before anything else. This was later resolved once he ended his military career and he returned to his family. He soon became the author of a book called “The One That Got Away” and gained great success as a military fiction author. Today Chris Ryan is a public speaker for sufferers of PTSD and holds the SAS record for longest retreat through the desert (Manger).
William Martinez was awarded $3 million by a Georgia jury in 2012. He was a 31 year old who complained to chest pain that could be felt radiating through his arm. He went to a cardiologist’s office where the cardiologist said he was at “high risk” of having a heart disease. A nuclear stress test was scheduled to be 8 days later. On the day before his test, Martinez engaged in sexual activity (a threesome) and died during the experience.
In 1966, while Dr. Oliver Sacks was on the staff of a New York hospital, he came across some very unusual patients. About a third of all victims died, and others could not sleep and so lost their lives as well. Still others fell into a deep coma in which they spent the rest of their lives. Ultimately, their long illness cost them a great deal because they never grew beyond the time almost fifty years before when they caught the disease. Most passed away in the years following their treatment, but they taught doctors much about chemical therapy and gave new insights into how the human brain works.