Friday, September 29, 2023

Health Issues Should Be Private


Curt Schilling in a podcast announced that former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield is suffering from an aggressive form of brain cancer.  Schilling made that announcement without permission from the Wakefield family.  That is a terrible indiscretion in my opinion since all medical matters should be confidential. Any information on the internet can become viral in a fleeting period.

I observe that some people are very open about health issues.  I have seen photographs on Facebook of people in hospital beds.  I certainly would never do that.  On Facebook, X (formerly Twitter) and this journal I have never discussed medical problems of my own or of my family.

I wish Tim Wakefield all the best.

No comments:

Personal-Journals blog