Man spends 43 years in wheelchair on wrong diagnosis

first_img Share 641 Views   no discussions Share Tweet HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Man spends 43 years in wheelchair on wrong diagnosis by: – September 26, 2016center_img Sharing is caring! Share LISBON, Portugal (AFP) — A Portuguese man spent 43 years in a wheelchair because of a mistaken medical diagnosis, finally re-learning to walk only in his fifties, a newspaper reported on Sunday.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 to get around 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 the 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.last_img read more

Eagles Host 4-Way Middle School Cross Country Meet

first_imgThe Jac-Cen-Del Junior High Cross Country teams hosted a four way meet with Milan, Shawe, and Southwestern on Wednesday (9/20).The JCD girls’ team finished 2nd at 56. Milan was first with 35, Southwestern was third with 62 and Shawe Memorial had 63.The JCD boys’ team was incomplete. Southwestern was first with 27, Milan placed second with 44, and Shawe Memorial finished third with 62.JCD 4-Way MS CC Meet (9-20)Courtesy of Eagles Coach Steve Narwold.last_img