“Both abundance and lack [of abundance] exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend." - Sarah Ban Breathnach
Thursday, January 6, 2011
No, of course not. What I expected -- and hoped -- was that he would be open-minded and intellectually curious. Which he was. He gave me a lab requisition to get a baseline, and he told me he would research XMRV before our next appointment, in two weeks. He said he would consider -- CONSIDER -- treating me, based on his findings.
That's all I can ask. I know there is a lot of controversy surrounding treating XMRV. I know that not everyone who tries treatment gets better. I know that it might not work for me. But something in me tells me I have to try, I have to see for myself. If I get better, I am not going to recommend everyone who has tested XMRV positive go out and demand HAART treatment. But I am going to raise my voice like a bullhorn, and let anyone who will listen to me know that something needs to be done. More research. Safer drugs.
It's time to stop sweeping under the rug 4,000,000 people suffering from such a debilitating disease.