Kathleen (riffkitty) wrote in _from_within_,


I think the moment that changed my life was in 5th grade when my pediatrician realized that I hadn't grown since I was in 1st grade. They had to put me through extensive tests, including an MRI because they thought I had a tumor. Eventually a local doctor realized I had Growth Hormone Deficiency which could be cured by giving me growth hormones. I had to go through more tests and finally they agreed that putting me on GH would make me taller. After they realized that I had to get shots of growth hormone daily for 4 years. In the course of 4 years I grew a foot. This miracle made me realize how much I'd like to be a doctor/scientist so that I could help people improve their own lives. It also helps me appreciate driving (in my state you have to be 5' to drive and I was 4'3") and being tall enough that people don't confuse me for a 8th grader. I know most people don't appreciate being taller than 5' but I certainly do every day. ^_^
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