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Re: Looking back over the years, what is the worst advice you ever received?

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I got pregnant when I was 18.  The doctor I saw told me that since I was so young & unmarried, I should have an abortion.  I left there and never went back.  My daughter is grown, married & has blessed me with 3 grandbabies.

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Re: Looking back over the years, what is the worst advice you ever received?

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I try to put bad advice out of my head, but I do remember an occasion just about 2 years ago. I was near the tail end of radiation treatment for breast cancer, and was suffering from burns in a couple of places. I was using the creams the doctor recommended, and he even gave me a break for the skin to recover a few days.

 

A friend called to see how I was doing; she had no personal or close experience with cancer, but she INSISTED I use zinc oxide, which she used for routine kitchen burns. She continued to argue with me, even when I looked it up online while we were on the phone .. and all medical feedback was that you should never use zinc oxide on radiation burns!


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"Always listen to the experts and follow their advice"...........(primarily refers to money and investment 'experts')

 

#2 --- don't ever get married........


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Looking back over the years, what is the worst advice you ever received?

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Curious to hear what you would say is the worst advice you ever received?

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