Friday, February 13, 2009

"New MS treatment" or "What's the worst that could happen?"

There's been new research and promising results in the search for a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. Injecting a patient with their own stem cells seems to bring incredible results. This brings hope for many MS people.

So that was the first promising trial. Next a bigger trial. Then to the FDA for approval. Oh, that sounds like a very long time. I'm not a patient person. I suggested to Scott that we research it on the internet . . . such a wonderful tool . . . and do it ourselves . . . . what's the worst that could happen?

Yes, I'm kidding.


Karen said...

I heard about this.....they really need to HURRY UP! and do the research.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathleen,
I read the little article and watched the video. It seems like a teaser. They didn't say how the other 20 people did or where to go for more info or to be part of a trial. Have there been other pieces of hopeful information out there thru the years? When I saw the # of people with MS, I wondered how motivated the powers that be could be. Of course it's important to those of us that have a family member with MS and usually $ is the motivater for action. As in what drug company can make money from this. I'm usually an optimistic person and I'd like to see these thoughts proved wrong.It just seems a little mean to put that spattering of info out there. I've made myself feel glum and maybe should have kept my thoughts to myself. Sorry if I was offensive.Now after that little diatribe how do I move on to have a nice day? Oh yes the gratitude list. That's a great transition piece and always makes a difference for me. Love Pat

Kathleen said...

Don't keep your thoughts to yourself! Love to hear them. You are right about the motivation - it's called an orphan disease because the numbers aren't big enough to warrant big $ investments in research. We have heard though from other sources that stem cell therapy is very promising. Sorry to make you glum! We found it encouraging and you are right - the gratitude list - a wonderful thing.