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10-24-2002, 12:46 AM
In my opinion after reading this carecure forum for over six months I have came to the conclusion that with a cocktail of OEG cells and LOTS of physical therapy backed up with lots of MONEY we will see a cure in approximatly a year or two.
I would like to see the view points of others combined so that we may gather all info. and more than likely figure out exactly how long it will be before we get out of these hidious/primitave chairs. I can not take the unknown factor, it's killing me.
What's your opinion Dr. Young? http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif
10-24-2002, 07:17 AM
I too have been reading this site for several months now. At times I feel a "cure" is really close, maybe a year or two as you have stated. Furthermore, I think some form of enhanced OEG combined with intense PT is probably the most promising combination at this point.
On the flip side, I have also learned that applying these therapies (i.e. OEG) will take many years, although PT is obviously readily available. Therefore from my interpretation and perspective, I believe a potential cure is still many years away. I hope I am wrong.
and remember a thread where Dr. Young posted a time line for the cure. I will see if anyone saved the thread.
"And so it begins."
10-26-2002, 02:56 AM
Regeneration of the spinal cord and 'cure' may not necessarily come from someone directly researching neural regeneration, although they will be the drivers behind the end result. The magic bullet may come from left-field so to speak. To give an example, thalidomide was used in the 1960's to prevent morning sickness during pregnancy. But it also caused serious birth defects. Now researchers are finding thalidomide is useful in treating some cancers. Without previous research into tumour growth it would not have been possible to discover that some forms of cancer responded to thalidomide.
Once a 'cure' is found the person will require physiotherapy but I believe once past the initial stage of muscular redevelopment, continual movement on a daily basis (things able-bodied people sometimes take for granted) will play just as big a role in recovery as working with a health professional.
Then again the ultimate piece of the jigsaw puzzle may be found by a spinal cord researcher.
As long as it is found, I will be forever grateful. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif
they could partically cure us today. but they wont, that option is only available in communist china or places outside the usa. i wouldn't be surprised if they are making bets on the number of us who die why they exploit us.
10-28-2002, 03:33 AM
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