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Thread: I'm 2 yrs into the SCI world being told a cure is coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by anban View Post
    To be honest, I hate hearing the word "cure". You cannot cure this. I think you can definitely get "recovery". As to how long... I honestly don't think about it. I used to, especially during the first couple of years, but now living life has definitely gotten in the way. And that is not a bad thing. There are people who are able to be active in the progress of the research, raising money, advocating, et cetera. To those people, I applaud you. I hope you are the first to be able to have treatments. As for me, I guess I subscribe to the "life is what you make it". Years down the road, if I'm able to get some type of treatment, I will be ecstatic. But I do think there are other people that need it more than me.
    But when it does come... it will definitely be all about the money. You honestly think insurance, especially those people that only have Medicaid, is going to cover something like that? Not in my lifetime.
    I love this post. It's exactly how I feel.

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    Where did you find this ?

  3. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by nonoise View Post
    I'm not SCI, but got interested in this thread because you are talking about a cure. And then I learn that there are actually clinical trials going on. You as a group have an advantage over my condition in your numbers. My paralysis is rare, only a few research doctors have any interest and at the present time they are only looking to identify genotypes. Most of "us" even have trouble getting diagnosed. After a lifelong series of paralysis attacks my quads gave out such that I cannot walk and the rest of my muscles continue to weaken. The official talk of a cure is accepted as a fantasy. Maintenance of existing is the best any of us can really hope for.

    Consider yourselves extremely fortunate there is so much interest in seeking a cure and keep yourselves fit so that when your time comes you'll be ready for it.
    Thanks, nonoise, you are a brave man and we are fortunate you joined us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by micah_d View Post
    ummmm. . . yeah i do. why wouldn't they cover it?
    My friend's medicaid pays for his enemeez, not my medicare.

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    I'm sure they will pay for it, would be cheaper then paying for a lifetime of care.

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    How will it be paid for?

    Why don't we cross that imaginary bridge when/if we get there.

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    Thanks for the replies and sorry I haven't been on to look at this thread until now! But here's how I feel. I'm 27 so I'm thinking they gotta do something within 30 years right? And by cure I mean recovery. I doubt I'll ever ballroom dance again. I just want my damn hands back and maybe some feeling. I do worry that a cure or whatever you want to call it will cause more nerve pain. I'd rather sit here than have that get worse! I live my life as if It may happen but I was thinking more like 15yrs. 5 years in my mind seems out of the question. And what if wise doesn't get the results we all want to hear?

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    Wise has already mentioned here that we should tone down our expectations ! so don't expect any miracles !

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    Not because I doubt what people are saying about being told 'in five years' in the 80s amd 90s, but i would love to hear who said that and what they were working on to be able to make such a claim.
    I think it would be fascinating to see who made these claims and what they are doing now. Almost like a history class for those of us more newly injured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ECUrach85 View Post
    I'm 27 so I'm thinking they gotta do something within 30 years right? And by cure I mean recovery.
    Careful with bargaining like that. I was disappointed when I hit the 20yr anniversary mark and even more so when I hit 25yrs.
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