This is hard to listen to because of his boring voice + less than sparkling audio quality, but it's interesting if you have m.s.
*tries hard to make her neurologist help her*
It's been a long haul for me since I had only intermittent insurance and no interest/belief in the drugs anyway and have had to hang tough on my beliefs for twenty years. When I first became ill I recognised that although the inclination is to hate the failing body parts, it's better to love the gimpy parts at least as much as the parts that work. I felt like using pharmaceuticals to suppress the immune system was wrong, and that drugs were just poisoning the body, and I wouldn't do that. I felt strongly that I wouldn't support Big Pharma, which benefits from the desperation and fear m.s. sufferers generally have.
Time is running out, and I don't know if I'll be able to get this simple treatment which might help a great deal, but at the very least I feel I'm vindicated for my stubborn adherence to my own vision of the truth. Let me tell you, it hasn't been easy holding out against the force of society and medicine. I feel strong, actually.
posted by - 10:26 PM
Running out? It better not be! Is there anything we can do to help? what is stopping you getting this treatment?
By "running out" I mean that for m.s. sufferers the neurological damage is increasing all the time. I'm frustrated, since it's something I'd do like a shot, but trying to convince the neurologist is not easy.