I'm not suggesting that CC won't always have a place to bitch and moan and be destructive about potential cures, but I personally would like to see CC have a place to do something positive and I hope we are allowed to have such a place. And, as to the places that are discouraging and destructive, I hope those people will realize that what they say is being read by people who still need and have hope and, among others, by many people with or without SCI who are helping or might be considering helping us and those who will follow us.
This is very hard stuff and maybe there are some CC members, very important ones who have the experience and knowledge to make a real difference, who are hesitant to step into the fray. To those I say post what you think. What can it hurt?
Look, why waste time in deciphering why people are skeptical. There are a multitude of reasons and even legit. Discuss the reality of now and the future and the discussion will take on reality. Reality changes as does generations change. We are now at enournous chages in stem cell therapy and potential cures. There is no doube about it. The news is never ending and will contiue. It's like rehashing the "lost 8 years" due to Bush's ineptmess. It's past and the accumulanation of progress is amazing. Whether here in the states or elsewhere, progress is being made by leaps and bounds. I for one see the future as more meanigful than the past. This is year is good and will get better. Please concentrate on new advances and let the rest of us see the progress being made. It is truly amazing. I'm and engineer and have seen amazing progression of things that obslete the past. I believe this is happening now in spinal cord treatment.
In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming
It was uncalled for, and damaging.
Lynnifer, I hope you don;t leave over all this, resign as a mod if necessary, so that you don;t have to put up with his attitude, but I hope you don't feel it necessary to leave cc entirely. It will leave a large hole.
Wise, please take note of this.
T7-8 since Feb 2005
Leif, you need to apologize. Man up.
Lynnifer, don't let his remark sour your taste for CC. You're an original, and admired by most everybody.
Lynnifer- Please stay. I've always appreciated your opinion and perspective. We need you here.