A few weeks ago I posted here about a work situation where I was unexpectantly faced with a patient's records whose diagnosis was pedophelia. OUCH

Well today I had to meet one, take his vital signs, update his medical history, and discuss his medications. It was all very clinical, and I was okay, really.

Maybe I am a little more sympathetic to someone like this fellow, who is Bipolar and Schizophrenic. He doesn't look like the charming pedophile teacher, priest, uncle, coach, or neighbor. He looks like a typical crazy street person. Perhaps I can hold him less responsible for his actions than a "normal pedophile".

But I know, normal pedophile or not, there were children hurt by this man. I cannot bring myself to be friendly to him. But at least I'm not having a panic attack, thats progress.

Jude
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"But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day
....it's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "
Joni Mitchell