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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Can't be bothered with sorrow
And I can't be bothered with hate, no, no
I'm using up the time but feeling fine every day
That's why I'm telling you
I just want to celebrate another day of livin'
Rare Earth