Do younger people “get” age-related illnesses?

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    Martha
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    Do younger people understand how age-related diseases like arthritis affect someone’s lifestyle, even if they’re not in a wheelchair?Having worked all my life, and being unable to the last five years, I sometimes feel that my two disabling diseases are not quite accepted or believed. My life is good, I am active and I try to avoid letting people know I’m disabled other than on days I must use my cane or shop with my significant other.

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    Name : Martha, Gender : F, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : New Age/Metaphysical, Age : 59, City : Portage, State : MI Country : United States, Occupation : Retired Social Worker, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, 
    #19009

    Yes, I have something called Kallmann’s Syndrome, I’m 25 years old and I have Osteoperosis. My bones didn’t mature.

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    Name : Thomas Hunt, Gender : M, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Religion : Christian, Age : 25, City : Jeromesville, State : OH Country : United States, Education level : High School Diploma, 
    #35859

    I use to be puzzled at my folks who are 40 years older then me when they talked about arthritis, but at age 17 I developed it and was shocked. Try getting a prescription for celebrex from a doctor or insurance company at age 17. In college I see, many ‘normal’ people wasting their lives when they could end up like me over night.

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    Name : Jeff Cobner, Gender : M, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Disability : Blind and wheelchair, Race : White/Caucasian, Age : 25, City : Richmond, State : VA Country : United States, Occupation : College Student, Education level : Technical School, Social class : Lower class, 
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    BeBe23294
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    I would say yes. My older sister found out that she had arthritis in her wrists when she was only 23. She is a drafter and works on a computer everyday Some days she has to whare a wristband and others it is almost imposible to work,due to the pain.

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    Name : BeBe23294, Gender : F, Age : 23, City : Eglin, State : FL Country : United States, 
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