Hi robbie,robbie wrote: MS as i'm sure you know is a chronic progressive disease and will always be there, it just may not be showing itself for now. I too in the early days had MRI's that showed no activity, but like my neuro said it's just one picture in a long movie with thousands and thousands of pictures.
It's pretty important to understand that the description "chronic progressive disease" is nothing more than that, a description used to describe what has been observed in the past. No more and no less.
I don't know much about Tuberculosis but that was a "chronic progressive disease" which affected lots of people through history. Now, it's been almost eradicated. With improvements in testing and treatment, it's no longer "chronic progressive" if you do get it.
Sure, if a person can only focus on the past of MS the future looks pretty grim. But the past only defines what has been and isn't necessarily descriptive of what will be.
I can see how someone who's had MS very long can't help but eventually getting a born loser attitude. Getting your hopes up again and again and again and again, until finally coming to the conclusion that getting hopes up only inevitably leads to having them dashed.
Like Chris I'm not going to use the word "cure" but it is certain that there is going to be a satisfactory resolution to MS and there are signs that it's going to be in the near future.
Now, you tell me why it can't happen in time to benefit you. "Because it's never happened in the past" is not an acceptable reason.