MS for the layman

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MS for the layman

Postby Lyon » Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:38 am

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Postby bibliotekaren » Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:24 am

Page 1078 - 79: Because of the spontaneous remissions, estimation of the value of therapeutic agents is difficult...On the other hand, especially in more recent years, a good many attempts have been made...Most of the investigators of these efforts have appreciated the difficulties in interpretation which would be encountered...

This was an interesting read. It's interesting to hear the tone from a previous era. I was struck by, well, here we still are.

Thanks for sharing.

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Postby Lyon » Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:43 pm

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Postby ForeverSpring » Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:22 pm

For over five years, I lived near a neighbor who also has MS. During that time, she experienced notable cognitive decline and personality changes. It was difficult to watch.

It made me wonder if I was also experiencing personality changes that were unnoticed by me. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.

I would much rather have MS myself, than to be a caregiver to a loved one who has MS. The caregiver is more aware of some aspects of the ongoing decline, which can be emotionally wrenching to see day after day.

Persons in caregiver situations have my deepest admiration and respect. In some ways, they suffer more than the patient.

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Postby Bubba » Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:45 pm

I am clinging on to that "Hope" that there will be a cure one day as well. My neuro told me "If I was dx you 5 years ago, I would say you will b.e in a wheelchair in 2 years. However, they are making great progress with this disease and today I can tell you we maybe able to control your MS for 20 yrs. MS research is advancing quickly and I hope to see a cure in the next 5-10 yrs" Well, my fingers are crossed! I took that statement like a grain of salt, but I know it still gives me hope, deep down. Hopefully itis not false hope...
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