Hope for all

If it's on your mind and it has to do with multiple sclerosis in any way, post it here.

Postby elaine » Sat Dec 30, 2006 3:04 pm

Ian
I just wanted to say, I was having a bad day.
Then you made me laugh
thank you Elaine
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Postby becca » Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:12 pm

we all deserve credit, many years ago it was interferon which i shot myself up with. who knows what it did but i and millions of others are doing it as we speak so just like bromley we did what we thought was right. its all out of desperation, mayby it will work mayby it won't gotta try right, till you get to a point. with the progression part of it you just don't know. if i was robbie i'm sure i will get the sugestion not to post anymore as he did. If the talk about 2007 is accurate then this will be a real HAPPY NEW YEAR lets not forget talk is cheap. :P
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You Go Girl!

Postby Shayk » Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:24 pm

Becca

Just want to say thanks for becoming a member and thanks for your posts. Please don't let them intimidate you--it doesn't sound like you will, I just want you to know I support you and look forward to your contributions. ThisIsMS is for everyone and all views IMO.

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Postby Lyon » Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:26 pm

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Postby becca » Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:44 pm

I wish you all the best, but believe that using this site is becoming a very negative experience for you and we also need to think about those newly diagnosed who are coming to the site to find out about treatment options and to get a bit of hope for the future


at no point was it suggested that robbie not post.


you should be a politician Lyon..
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Postby Lyon » Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:29 pm

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Postby bromley » Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:00 am

The only thing I said to Becca (Robbie), was

Can I ask if you are related to Harry Z?


I accept that this was intimidating and withdraw it. I don't know what came over me.

I fully accept that people will have different views about the future and possible advances in treatments. We are all hoping for better days when our disease will be halted in its tracks or there will be some therapies to repair some of the damage.

Welcome back Robbie (Becca) / Rocca / Becbie. I thought I could smell a rat (big black dog) when I read your post.


Brackly / Eon

PS I'll send you $20 if 2007 doesn't turn out to be a good year.
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Postby HarryZ » Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:21 am

bromley wrote:The only thing I said to Becca (Robbie), was


Can I ask if you are related to Harry Z?


I accept that this was intimidating and withdraw it. I don't know what came over me.

I fully accept that people will have different views about the future and possible advances in treatments.


Geez, I hadn't said one word in this thread and my name is being used to try and prove a point!!

If you accept that people will have different views about MS and its treatments, then please leave it at that. Agree, disagree, give alternative views...whatever...that's what stimulates dialog. But why use the "cheap shot" approach and then back off when you realize it for what it was? You have done this on more than occasion with me and now with Becca. You provide a lot of contribution to this forum for which the readers are grateful. Please stick to that aspect and I'm sure most of the participants will be happy.

Harry

PS: I have no idea who Becca is.
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Gerald Ford's saying

Postby lyndacarol » Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:52 am

Although the idea has been stated here in several ways, perhaps it is timely upon the death of former President Gerald Ford (only President from Michigan, as you know, Lyon) to paraphrase his saying (because I can't recall it precisely), "We can disagree without being disagreeable.)

I agree with everything that Sharon wrote and hope she won't mind if I reiterate it:
Becca

Just want to say thanks for becoming a member and thanks for your posts. Please don't let them intimidate you--it doesn't sound like you will, I just want you to know I support you and look forward to your contributions. ThisIsMS is for everyone and all views IMO.

Sharon
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Postby Wonderfulworld » Sun Dec 31, 2006 10:09 am

This board is vibrant, exciting and honest, which is why I check it out every few days. I'd hate to see a situation develop where people are chided for expressing scepticism about the drug pipeline, coz I for one ain't seeing much heading my way that's hopeful in the near future. And I am definitely NOT depressed.

That's not to say that there isin't hopeful stuff out there, but I've been hearing exciting breaktrhough on the verge of curing/eradicating MS for all the years that I've been dx'ed now.....
but I'm so EAGER to be proven wrong
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Postby Lyon » Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:08 pm

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Postby becca » Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:39 pm

"there are lots of other MS sites intended for whining

wow!!

Have a good night everyone..
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Postby scoobyjude » Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:39 pm

I figured I'd put my 2 cents in. This site is so important because it allows everyone's voice to be heard. It really doesn't matter if we agree or not-it's a healthy debate. I am very pessimistic about what this disease has and will do to me but never the less, I am very optimisitc about future treatments. I believe that real progress is finally being made. Granted I have not been dealing with this disease as long as some but that does not mean that I do not live with the reality of it everyday. I am not living with blinders on as some pessimistic people would choose to believe and I'm sure that not all pessimistic people just want to dash the hopes of everyone else. These are stereotypes that we've subconsciously applied to each other and they make us all feel very defensive. Hence the spirited discussions. That doesn't mean that anyone's opinion is more valid than the next but know that when you post an opinion-you're going get a bunch in return. If you don't want to hear what other people have to say-don't post. I think it can be safely said that whatever your view on future treatments we all want a cure to be found. Also, those of us who are optimistic tend to want to make believers out of non-believers. I know it's annoying but no more annoying than when a pessimistic person completely lets the air out of the hope baloon. We all deal with this disease in different ways and I truly love you all. Happy 2007!!
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Postby Loriyas » Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:16 pm

I just had to jump in to this conversation. As some of you know and some of you may not know 2006 has not been exceptionally kind to me, and I'm not speaking of just MS. I've had to deal with breast cancer and 3 surgeries this year so as I sit here with 5 hours left to go in this year I am looking very forward to 2007, with a lot of hope and positive thoughts and enthusiasm. And I am sure I am not the only one who has faced many challenges this year who is looking forward to having 2006 become history! I will take whatever advances are made this coming year as a step in the right direction and will do anything I can to support efforts made by whatever organization makes something happen. I, too, feel a sense of optimism for the coming year. Believe me, I know it is not always easy to see the glass as half full but the alternative is not acceptable to me. I've come to learn that life is too short to not enjoy the here and now.

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Postby scoobyjude » Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:44 pm

Loriyas said:
Believe me, I know it is not always easy to see the glass as half full but the alternative is not acceptable to me.


Couldn't agree with you more Lori. I feel the same way. You're an inspiration. Hope 2007 is better for all of us :D
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