Lyon wrote:...it seems that objectivity .... has sometimes suffered recently ...
Objectivity has gone right out the window.
2) I go to great lengths to document and support what I have to say. It's not a necessity, but it helps keep things clear. For that, I can say I have never read a peer reviewed medical journal article that clearly and directly says MS is an autoimmune illness. They all have some form of direct, indirect or somewhat veiled language that qualifies the thinking, belief, widely thought to be pathology of the condition that generally involves the demyelination within the CNS.
Documentation. code word for proof? FDA approved? someone did it and felt better? how about a series of videos of improved walks
Sharon wrote:At the request of Dr. Dake, I have a video of me walking one hour before I was admitted to pre-op. I am now a little over two months from the surgery. A new video will be taken in the next week or so. I think I am walking better, but maybe that is my "placebo pill". Maybe a picture will be worth a thousand words!
Sharon, with all due respect, walking ability and disability related to MS can be highly variable even when measured for the same individual within the same day. I'm not sure how useful such a video would be as objective evidence, not because of the subjective or placebo element, but because of the high degree of variability. My walking ability varies greatly throughout the day, depending on a number of factors, some of which I think I understand, and many that are truly a mystery to me.
Some people may think that Harry has outlived his usefulness only because the earth was still molten when he was young, but my parents taught me to respect my elders and for that reason I hold untold fathoms of respect for Harry. Partly due to his advanced age he is one of many who can attest to the MS "elifino" effect in which MS can, for no understandable reason, go into remission for many years. What put it into remission? A trauma, medical operation, something you ate?? Elifino.