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Percy Bysshe Shelley

Friday, April 26, 2013

Their Cure and Mine

An MSer said,
"I found the solution.
I can walk again."

Noting what was said,
I adopted what I could
filled with optimism.

The fix did not come,
taunting and ephemeral
just beyond my grasp.


Karen said...

Thing is,(as you know), MS affects everyone differently. I read of, and research all "treatments", conventional and otherwise, to no avail.

I know the following words contradict my optimistic outlook...but, I truly believe, at this time, THERE IS NO FIX!!

So much for optimism.

Andaje said...

Even within the same MS clinic, the doctors may have different approach to treatment etc.

And offered treatment in my town compared with a town approx 50 miles away is not the same - I am just "lucky" to be close to the national MS clinic - but it's soo wrong that your treatment can depend on luck.

Agree with you and Karen - no cure yet......

Muffie said...

I, too, agree -- I've learned the hard way not to compare my MS with anyone else's. I also see that dangling carrot when I read success stories, but I know it's really a mirage!

Gail said...

This disease is so individual. I am often scared by others symptoms. As well as my own, like today I am headed to the doctors for another UTI. I hate it! Grrrrrrrrrr
Luv Gail
peace or whatever...

Robert Parker said...

My current MD said he knew someone in Bellevue who had MS and had been in a wheelchair for 25 years. One day, he got up and walked out of the hospital because his MS had gotten better.

Yeah, it happens, but it isn't "repeatable," as a curative "method."

Besides, if nobody can answer "Of all people who could have gotten it, why do I have it?" why do we expect them go turn around and say "And this will cure you!"

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

Karen, I keep track of the research. I also listen what people say about their individual experiences, thinking there is something I might be able to use. After all, the so-called experts barely understand the condition themselves. But, I get a kick out of hearing individuals say they’ve cured themselves. More power to them, but so far none of their “cures” have worked for me.

Anne, it is such a complex disease that they’re still trying to figure out what it is, much less try to cure it.

Muff, it’s a nice carrot they dangle but so far I have not been able to consume one.

Gail, yes, that is the other side of the variability. Not only do remedies have differing results, but the symptoms cover such a wide range, and occasionally I allow myself to get scared.

Robert, great for the guy who got out of wheelchair. But, yes, repeatability is an issue.