A Personal Look at Klinefelter Syndrome
1 I was diagnosed with kllnefelter syndrome (KS)(遗传性细精管发育不全)a little more than a year ago, at the age of 25, in February 1996. being diagnosed has been a big sigh of relief after a life of frustrations. Throughout my early childhood and adolescence, I was very shy, reserved, and had trouble making friends. I would fly into rages for no apparent reason, my parents knew when I was very young that there was something about me that wasn't tight.
2 I saw many psychologists, psychiatrists(精神科医生),therapists(临床医学家),and doctors, and their only diagnosis was "learning disabilities". In the seventh grade, I was told by a psychologist that I was stupid and lazy, and I would never amount to anything. After barely graduating that I was stupid school, I started out at a local community college. I received an associate degree in business administration, and never once sought special help. I transferred to a small liberal arts college to finish up my bachelor of science degree, and spent an extra year to complete a second degree. Then I started a job as a software engineer for an Internet-based company. I have been using computers for 17 years and have learned everything︳needed to know on my own.
3 To find out my KS diagnosis, I had gone to my genera I physician for a physical examination. He noticed that my testes(睾丸)were smaller than they should be and sent me for blood work. The karyotype(染色体组型)showed KS 47, XXY, After seeing the symptoms of KS and what effects they might have, I found it described me perfectly. But, decide that there could be things much worse in life. I decided to take a positive approach.
4 There are several types of treatments for KS. I give myself a testosterone(睾丸素)injection once every two weeks. My learning and thought processes have become stronger, and I take greater pleasure in meeting other people and have become more of a leader. Granted, not all of this is due to the increased testosterone level, some of it is from a new confidence level and from maturing.
5 I feel that parents who are finding out prior to the birth of their son that he will have KS are very lucky. There is so much they can do to help their child have a great life. I have had almost all of the symptoms at some time in my life, and I've gotten through and done well.
1 paragraph 2__________.
2 paragraph 3__________.
3 paragraph 4__________.
4 paragraph 5__________.
A helping your unlucky kid to succeed in life
B struggling for a normal life amid frustrations
C giving up hope after the KS diagnosis
D starting a new life after the KS diagnosis
E keeping your unlucky kid from knowing the truth
F adopting a positive attitude toward the KS diagnosis
5 the writer used to be pretty__________.
6 the write was once considered by a psychologist to be__________.
7 upon learning about the KS diagnosis, the writer felt__________.
8 with their parents' help, children with KS can live__________.
A a great life
B relieved and happy
C a life of frustrations
D a good-for-nothing
E shocked and depressed
F shy and reserved
1. B 2. F 3. D 4. A
5. F 6. D 7. E 8. A