Chris55 wrote:Okay Harry Z...you have put all of my thoughts and opinions into your posts!
Your message says most of what I believe....only in spades
The longer one has followed MS research, the more skeptical one becomes. I've been doing this for over 40 years now, ever since my uncle had the disease in the 60's and I was a teenager. I can't count the number of "cures just around the corner", "we are almost there" and "there is light at the end of the tunnel" comments I have heard during this time.
Almost the entire focus on MS research has been on the auto-immune theory all of this time. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see the abysmal lack of success in this area. What did one writer say..."Tysabri has been the best drug to come along in 10 years for MS patients" Good grief, if that's the best result in 10 years, is it no wonder we haven't even a cause for the disease as yet?
I'm afraid that there hasn't been anything to alter my skepticism with this disease and I don't see anything out there that shows a lot of promise in the immediate future. But as one neuro told me.....at some point in time, some researcher is going to stumble upon the answer, pretty much by accident. I sure hope that "accident" happens soon because my wife is running out of time after 35 years of fighting this lousy disease.