A lot of things in this film seem very familiar. I wonder why that is. I wonder what it takes to get a dedicated, proven doctor to close down, pack up and leave? I am constantly amazed at the academic and legal harassment and abuse that seems to be coming from doctors, visited on their peers. Is it? Problem is, if you're unlucky and/or not wealthy, you probably have to die to find out if it is. What has happened to science? Does greed trump everything?
I got sick when I was living in the Marlborough swamp, near here. I spent a lot of time where there were plenty of bugs. I remember hoping it wasn't West Nile or hanta virus, because of all the mice, deer, horses, dogs, and mosquitoes. People told me at the time: "maybe you've got Lyme's disease." I was tested for everything anybody could think of, blood draws coming 10 at a time, including a test for Syphilis. I don't think I have ever been in danger of acquiring Syphilis. But as far as I know I was never tested for Lyme's. If I don't have it, it is not because anybody ever looked. I saw a lot of 'me's in that film. I keep saying, its 'MS labilty, or, I'm just depressed. But some things really are heartbreaking. Glad some of those people got better.
Thanks for the (long) movie.
"Try - Just A Little Bit Harder" - Janis Joplin
CCSVI procedure Albany Aug 2010
'MS' is over - if you want it
Patients sans/without patience
I am not a doctor. Do not take anything I say as medical advice.