Thanks, John. And I certainly share your appreciation of Aaron and this site, and the good and helpful people who post here. Bravo!
I also totally
share your gratitude at the fortunate timing of our MS diagnoses. I mean, WHEW! Can you imagine being diagnosed in 1935? Or even in 1965? The family doc I work for said that doctors used to put off telling patients that they had MS as long as possible, because MS was such a hopeless situation, and the stress of just knowing
about it sometimes literally sickened people.
Not that anyone (except maybe a drug company or two
) actually celebrates
a new diagnosis of MS these days, but at least now we know
a lot more, and we actually have some treaments, each of which subsantially helps at least some
people. And we have this brilliant tool, the internet, to enable us all to share the kind of complex information once strictly reserved for health professionals. I can't count the times when, upon reading something on the net, my hopes have taken flight.
I guess today shows that this free and immediate access to hot-off-the-presses, maybe not-quite-ready-for-primetime treatment breakthroughs sometimes has a price, doesn't it? And a steep one at that; our hopes can be made to soar, but they can crash and burn too just as quickly. That's really rough, on top of having MS in the first place, isn't it?
So, again, my sympathies to those who's hopes have just been unceremoniously bumped from their flight.
But definitely stand by, because something else wonderful will surely be along before too long. Meanwhile, love from Texas to all who are hurting today....be extra nice to yourselves.