WD: Fight and flight response is defined as the response the body will show, typically the body prepares the body to fight or flee from treat.
Oldwage: Please turn to page 24 of the report. Whilst you do so, I am going to ask you to explain what is to be understood in reference to the concept of "flight or fight"
WD: My lady, I read a short extract of a text book. This is authored by Loura Lee Surewood. I make reference to page 24, last paragraph.
WD: The sympathetic system readies the body to fight or flight the body from treat. I am going to put this away now, because I really want to explain in laymans' term.
WD: So if we get a scare from a predator, the body will prepare our self to move out of the way of the predator. The heart rate to increase.
WD: Would shut down certain blood flow to certain organs, to ensure that the energy is used correctly.
WD: Even the eye changes. The pupils dilate. Sweating will occur. This is in a nutshell, all of us have.
Oldwage: Your opinion, does the nature or disability perhaps lead to an exaggerated response?
WD: It is possible. I have seen this in persons with disabilities.
Oldwage: Just how the sympathetic nervous system governs how the fight or flight happens?
WD: It is from the area of the brain that we will get to in due course.
Oldwage: What role if any does the flight and fight response display in strenuous activity?
WD: We cant do any physical activity without it. We need it to guide us and allow us to exercise.
WD: If one was going to sprint to get out of harms way, then we would need it.
WD: Furthermore, such response would feature more prominently in individuals with a disability.
WD: I have observed a heightened response from a disabled person when threat or harm was near. I did not observed this in an able bodied person.
Oldwage: I note from the third paragraph, third line. That you are prohibited on identifying patients.
WD: My lady, I witnessed an event that when I compiled my report that I was concerned that by speaking about this, that one would be able to indentify this group.
WD: Unless you give me an order to speak about this event.
Oldwage: Now having regard to that caption, can you tell the court whether infact there is a difference in regards to startled or fight / flight response?
Oldwage: Is it your evidence that persons that present a disability exhibit such a fight / flight response more than a able bodied person?
WD: There can be my lady. But it need not be. I have witnessed it is not athletes and athletes.
Oldwage: We move on to sources. From your report it appears that you deal with two communications from people that present disabilities.
WD: These are people that I have had communication with. It has attributed to my understanding of this response.
WD: Paragragh 29, 2012, I met a lady in the London camp. Mrs. Kent has the following impairment, not have full arms.
WD: Hands are somewhat functional not fully functional. However this did not prevent her from becoming a professional massage therapist.
Oldwage: Whilst you have testified that you have communicated with these two people. Have you had any personal communication, as in meeting her.
WD: I have met her personally met her in London and have had Skype contact with her since then.
Oldwage: Now, I refer you to the document on page 27 and 28, that appears to be the email that you made mention of. Is that correct?
Oldwage: My you read this into the record?
Nel: My lady, I object. How can the court sit and listen to an email from London and advise given on how she dealt with it. How is it relative?