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    Dr. Young's Successor?

    As we anxiously await the one-year results from Kunming, there is at least a possibility that Dr. Young will spend the next few years working on a phase 3 trial that will allow the luckiest of the...
  2. Thread: Suicide

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    I no longer think about suicide daily, but I'm 13...

    I no longer think about suicide daily, but I'm 13 years post and in my early 30s. I have no illusions that I will age gracefully, barring a significant "cure" in the very near future - which seems...
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    I'm not sure when your son was hurt. Or how...

    I'm not sure when your son was hurt. Or how severely. But moving from a complete injury to an incomplete is no big deal within the first few years. It's very common.
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    Beautiful. This is the greatest thing I've seen...

    Beautiful. This is the greatest thing I've seen on the computer.
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    At least she knows what to expect with Kunming. ...

    At least she knows what to expect with Kunming. The available information suggests that the walking is not guaranteed and those who do walk do so in a way that has few practical applications outside...
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    I'm no Dr. Wise Young, but I'd avoid a guy called...

    I'm no Dr. Wise Young, but I'd avoid a guy called "Professor Possover" on general principle. Sounds a bit too Bond villainy for me. He'll wind up making you use your electrified, steel-trap anus for...
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    Why does a c6/c7 quad need a power chair? She...

    Why does a c6/c7 quad need a power chair? She lost me there - I blacked out. Maybe I should make a video on using a manual chair at that level.
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    Sticky? I see what you did there.

    Sticky? I see what you did there.
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    This character loves all things "chronic."

    This character loves all things "chronic."
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    It's nutty that a guy who so readily perpetuates...

    It's nutty that a guy who so readily perpetuates the "hard work is the cure for paralysis" myth is somehow a leader in the hunt for a scaffold-based cure. Shouldn't a bibliography of the books and...
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    No one is claiming that anyone is claiming it's a...

    No one is claiming that anyone is claiming it's a cure.
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    I'd add that hanging on to the cart for months on...

    I'd add that hanging on to the cart for months on end can only speed the decline of one's shoulders. Anyone willing to sign up for a costly major surgery and 6-12 months of rehab for a few...
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    Dr. Young and Dr. Silver are both respected...

    Dr. Young and Dr. Silver are both respected experts in the study of spinal cord injury, yet they espouse opposing views on a number of essential "facts" of sci. In other words, there are a number of...
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    This popped hemorrhoid thing has the potential to...

    This popped hemorrhoid thing has the potential to become the new popped collar.
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    But at what cost? I would argue that the time,...

    But at what cost? I would argue that the time, money, and effort needed to get to a Kls iv outweigh the potential quality of life benefits. If your life is at a place where a few plodding steps...
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    He seems pretty spot on to me. With no trunk...

    He seems pretty spot on to me. With no trunk control, my day at work was wrecked a few weeks ago when the back bracket on my Quickie chair broke. I had to go home ASAP, lest the other bracket break...
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    The beauty of life. I don't believe in an...

    The beauty of life. I don't believe in an afterlife, so this is it. I'm trying to get everything I can get out of this life. Every day yields something good, whether it's a smile from a pretty...
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    SCI is a dumb man's condition. Have you read...

    SCI is a dumb man's condition. Have you read this board? Of course the audience blew it.
  19. Thread: No cure looks

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    You caught me - it was sarcastic. I asked Jim to...

    You caught me - it was sarcastic. I asked Jim to un-ban me...for that. What a life.

    This is pretty much the textbook case for cure funding - I should be out lying down with strange ladies...
  20. Thread: No cure looks

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    You have been paralyzed for more than 20 years? I...

    You have been paralyzed for more than 20 years? I don't recall you ever mentioning that before, Lynnifer. Very interesting. What a hero.

    Boy, I tell you, if I were injured that long I would...
  21. I like where your head's at, Norm. The next time...

    I like where your head's at, Norm. The next time I see either Bill or Melinda, I'll ask them about this.
  22. Thread: ChinaSCINet Update

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    Sticky: If Jerry Silver - who knows a thing or two about...

    If Jerry Silver - who knows a thing or two about the spinal cord - believes that Wise is peddling snake oil, then he is a good man for airing that belief publicly. Hope is great. If it is founded in...
  23. Thread: ChinaSCINet Update

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    Sticky: My pal Dr.Silver raises a cogent point. If...

    My pal Dr.Silver raises a cogent point.

    If axons are growing, and making useful connections, shouldn't return follow close behind? Let's suppose they are growing - why would the connections to...
  24. Thread: ChinaSCINet Update

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    Sticky: Thank you for clearing that up. I was starting...

    Thank you for clearing that up. I was starting to fear that Paolo was right.
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    Sticky: This appears to conflict with "Mamadavid's"...

    This appears to conflict with "Mamadavid's" posts. She seems to be saying that the man in the video is her son. Who was about four years into his injury, but received no cells. And went to China...
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