Portuguese Man Spent 43 Years in a Wheelchair on Wrong Diagnosis

Rufino Borrego is learning how to walk again after spending 43 years in a wheelchair based on a doctor’s f**k up. The Jornal de Noticias reported that, at 13, Borrego was diagnosed with incurable muscular dystrophy at a Lisbon hospital.

This dude spent over 40 years in a wheelchair before another doctor, in 2010, realized he had a different disease entirely. The entire time Borrego was wheelchair bound he actually had myasthenia, which can actually be treated with asthma medication.

Holy s**t.

At 61, Borrego has learned how to walk and is enjoying it for the first time since he was a child. The original hospital is lucky that he’s not using his new improved legs to go on a Tarantino style killing spree and just wants to use his legs to have a good time. Since myasthenia was almost unheard of in the medical field when he was diagnosed in the 60s, I guess I can see why he’s not revenge spree-ing it up.

[H/T Luremburger Wort]

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