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  •  People with very poor lungs often look fine when (5+ / 0-)
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    not moving. But they can't breathe after exertion.

    If you do not believe that there is an ongoing war on women, then you aren't paying attention. h/t The Pootie Potentate

    by glorificus on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 05:59:00 PM PDT

    •  and people with TBI (4+ / 0-)
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      i.e. Traumatic Brain Injury can really fool you.  Same with some mild strokes affecting cognitive function.  They may look and move in ways that seem completely normal.  They might be able to converse at a fairly sophisticated level but be unable to concentrate or remember information for more than 30 seconds.  They may have severe anxiety when put under any kind of pressure or be emotionally labile.   They may be able to work for an hour or two and then need a two hour nap, which doesn't work out too well with very many jobs.   If put in any kind of job situation their error rate might be astronomically high.  

      People with mild to moderate mental illnesses also often have hidden handicaps that prevent employment.

      •  Handicap parking access is usually limited (0+ / 0-)

        to people who have mobility problems. Brain injuries and illnesses usually don't count.

        Your left is my right---Mort Sahl

        by HappyinNM on Sun Mar 18, 2012 at 10:53:30 AM PDT

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