Are you Decerebrate?

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ngd- I’ve been working in the disability community for more than 50 years, and I am still amazed at how comfortable some privileged medical professionals feel in expressing their contempt for the people they are supposed to serve…

“Are you decerebrate?”

I was going to answer ‘yes’, but I realized he was being derogatory. It was Twitter and he was a med student. He was calling me stupid.
This person didn’t know that years earlier I had a stroke and exhibited decerebrate posturing to pain. This person was using it to mean ‘brain dead.’ The doctors said that I was brain dead back then.

It was really bad.______________
It has been many years and I have had many procedures since then. I’m not the condition you call decerebrate anymore.
Do I look like I am brain dead? Yes, I am disabled, but I am not brain dead. The doctors back when I had the stroke could foresee the future, though. Who is stupid now?

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