eric593 wrote:CureIous wrote: For a teensy tiny percentage, going where the treatment is, the rest without resource diligently banding together, networking, sharing information and helping each other
Please don't assume that everyone who hasn't "run off" for treatment doesn't have the resources for it. Many of us prefer local doctors in case problems arise. Some of us need more evidence than anecdotal reports of vague symptom improvements before we are prepared to undergo treatment. Money doesn't have anything to do with it for many of us... Managed care and evidence are more important to some of us.
Didn't say "run off", your words not mine.
I was countering the broadbrush with a bit more nuance, you've nuanced it further, we could nuance beyond that to, to no end. That's kind of the point, you prefer to stay local, for more follow up options and nearby expertise. Wonderful, go with God. Some are choosing differently, they deserve the same consideration as you. Just because someone paints a particular action in a certain way, don't make it so. Still like to see exactly where the hysteria is.
Fact is the travelers as a subset of the MS pop. at large are a relatively tiny %, and it is unfair to also start categorizing based on a small %, irrespective of whether one agrees or disagrees with that modality, which is another issue entirely.
Lobbing the semantics ball back to your side.
p.s. and you are correct, my wording "and the rest" is overly inclusive, I retract my badly worded sentence and say, "for others". And that's also not to assume that everyone that is aware, is interested in getting treated in the first place, or is in any particular rush.