For some reason my pc won't let me copy and paste so I'lll have to refer to your OP's.
Terry I thought about that too. I was thinking I wonder if they'd tell my husband his throid problems are in his mind? Or my mother's gall bladder cyst is "just so close" to being got rid of if she changed her thinking? On mature, overnight reflection I realise I am a bit cheesed off with it. If I could think my hearing back it would be back, for years I believed it would come back. I used to even "train" my ear for hours each day by putting the headphones into my deaf ear, I went to a homeopath, chiropractors, the best private ear consultant in the country, acupunture, reflexology etc. Love my MS - WHAT RUBBISH!
Cheer I think you're spot on - it's because you can't see MS like you can a broken leg, and because the cause is unknown. And I suspect because it is experienced far more by women. Must be in the mind.
It's a bit like the recent Copaxone nurse telling me "you have to believe in it otherwise it won't work" and I was very close to asking her what double-blinded placebo-controlled clinical trials were for then? But I didn't because she was a kind-hearted person, but inside I was wondering
Cure - you are ABSOLUTELY right. It was a sales pitch to promote their healing centre. It is the way they marketed the day - and to ask such personal medical questions whilst putting on a learned face and pronouncing on my MS - it's that that left me feeling decidedly odd about the whole thing.
I think I willl probably thank the MS society profusely for teh day - because it was good. But I think I will let them know what was said because it was a bit unscrupulous I think....