Decision to Amputate – Dealing With Other People’s Opinions

Decision to Amputate – Dealing With Other People’s Opinions

January 16, 2020 35 By Jose Scott


Hey guys, it’s Joe welcome back to my channel. Ah It is now September 7th, so it’s just a few more days before the appointment at which we’ll find out some more information about whether or not I’m moving forward with the amputation And I’ve discovered something people really like giving their opinion about My choice and the consensus seems to be that I’m making a bad choice in even considering this at all, like even thinking about it and As much as I would like to say that that doesn’t affect me because it’s my choice, it’s my body it’s my story it does It’s um It’s hard to have people who don’t who haven’t been here for the last half of my life Telling me that I’m Wrong for Considering What could be right for me? I understand that removing a part of your body is really severe And so a lot of people are telling me That’s insane that I would even consider that or that has to be your absolute last resort you have to try everything before that, but it like at what cost and Then I have people um Like Sharing miracle doctor stories and ones that don’t even like relate to my situation and I Know that it’s, the intention is good like they’re trying to help Just got attacked by a puppy. She knows when I’m upset. There’s another puppy too and all the toys they’ve eaten and Anyway, they I know it comes from a good place and wanting to help but then I’ll not people tell me that you know God’s just gonna heal it, you know, you just have to have faith and he’s the big miracle worker and all of this and it’s just hard and I got CT scan results and Those are really depressing to me because I think I let it get to me and the idea that it’s never gonna get better and Part of me is afraid that they won’t Amputate if I decide that that is the best option But I’m gonna do what the doctor say But I also want them to listen to me So it’s just been a weird couple days and I’m letting the words of people get to me so if you’re out there listening I Would I would say that if you have a friend considering something that you haven’t gone through? Maybe try to listen a little more than you speak because it’s hard to have people who literally know two minutes of my story telling me what I should do and what I shouldn’t do and what I should consider and what I definitely shouldn’t consider and Getting a little tired of it, so that’s where I am today Thanks guys. Sending all my love. Appreciate you watching. I’ll talk to you soon