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    Thumbs up Good point!

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    YAWN YAWN YAWN

    When are you gunna get over the fact that the cure is very near. must be soooo fun in your whiny little world



    Quote Originally Posted by sbdspray
    A cure by 2010, wouldn't that be great? I have a gut feeling that in 2010, the term "several years away", will still be used regarding potential therapies. The naysayers have won, they have effectively shaped and molded our fates. In a few years I think we're gonna start hearing, " alas, for those injured for some time, the treatments are ineffective due to the hopelessness of the chronically injured spinal cord". I am willing to bet every single cent I have, and luckily I have plenty due to the truly horrible negligence of my doctors, and I am thankful for this, that in 5 years from now, we will be no closer to bedside treatments. I am serious about this bet, and Dr. Young, you should take me on, for if I'm hopefully wrong, this money might speed up the completion of the New Jersey Rutgers Spinal Cord research building, which I've read has stalled in the state congress. Remember, the bet is based on the premise that in 5 years, there will have been proof that chronic SCI can be partly reversed, and treatments are being arranged.
    If I win the bet, which unfortunetly I certainly will, I'll make the bet again for another 5 years. After that, if nothing comes to fruition, I'll most certainly end my life, and for those who are still alive, and on this site, I'll have a relative resume the betting.

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    Thumbs down cure is near????

    This is news to me! A cure for chronic SCI is not near, unless you think 25 years is near, and if you do, you're obviously a ton more patient than me. But my bet stands, in 5 years the only thing that will have not changed in this world is going to be chronic SCI. Clinicinans don't want to hear about something that doesn't exist, and people will be told after complete injuries that THEY WILL MOST LIKELY NEVER WALK AGAIN! 5 years after that doesn't bode well either, and I almost can guarantee it. Nobody holds the magic keys to the future, but with this particular injury, especially when dealing with the chronically complete, the prognosis will be just as grim as it is today, in 1999, in 1975, even going back to 1950, when the SCI specialist tells the parents and wives of the soldiers injured in battle in the film "The Men", ( Marlon Brando's 1st film role, only proving how little things have really changed in this field ) that with the right care their men can live to normal lifespans, but as for walking, " that word doesn't exist anymore"!
    sherman brayton

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    Angry The Men

    Yeah, I've seen that film Sherman. I agree, there is hardly any difference between 1950 and 2005 - they even had hand controls on the cars. So apart from lighter wheelchairs what has changed?

    I was speaking to my physical therapist yesterday and she said there is no way a complete paraplegic will ever walk normally again.
    Last edited by Christopher Paddon; 08-19-2005 at 02:31 AM.

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    Chris,

    that is exactly why she got into physical therapy and not spinal science....no offence but she is not, repeat not qualified to make a comment of such magnitude!!!!

    i suggest that as you seem to be positive one day and not so the next, private message Wise young to ask his opinion as he knows slightly more than the 'ever optimistic' Sherman Brayton - god only knows where he gets his timeframes and '6th sense' abilities from.

    never mind, i'll still invite him out for a walk one day - whether he accepts or not is up to him





    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Paddon
    Yeah, I've seen that film Sherman. I agree, there is hardly any difference between 1950 and 2005 - they even had hand controls on the cars. So apart from lighter wheelchairs what has changed?

    I was speaking to my physical therapist yesterday and she said there is no way a complete paraplegic will ever walk normally again.

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    Thumbs down when is this "cure" gonna rear it's ugly head?

    It's refreshing to hear that physical therapists are just as negative as they were back in the days of 1999, when some stupid girl at Burke Rehab said that I should get a standing frame, since I'll be able to use it my whole life. She doesn't even think that standing frames will be updated in the future, just a flat board to pin your sorry ass up to. Every single spinal AVM/physiatrist/neurosurgeon, etc. I've had to listen to in the past truly repugnant 6 years have all said the same, and continue to do so. If these guys aren't on board, then who will be? If I went to med school, I'd most surely go into the field of SCI. It couldn't be an easier job. "There's nothing we can do, I'm gonna send you down to rehab where a college freshman will stick a paintbrush in your mouth. "See Ya, you unlucky bastard, I have patients I must see who are actually not lost causes, you'll never see me again, I'm gonna stay far, far away from your bitching and moaning family, and I'm gonna forget that you ever existed"! In the general scheme of things, nothing has really changed since 1950. Back then, there were bikes for cripples to ride, weights to lift, catheters to piss in, wheelchairs to carry your sorry, dead ass, crutches, expert surgery to close open wound sores, hospital beds, pills, and a grade A penis pump.
    Chris Reeve was right, " each day get's worse with a SCI, not better".People in a wheelchair wiith SCI who smile and are upbeat in public are stared at, and people think " what in the hell is that sorry bastard smiiling about, he's in a wheelchair for life for heaven's sake".
    sherman brayton

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    Things aren't getting better?

    Did you have a board of thousands of other people in the same boat to bitch and moan to and actually be able to meet others that understand you in 1950? Of course things are getting better and will continue as more and more join CareCure

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    For Gods sake Sherman

    Things most Certainly are getting better. Why we have Carbon fiber wheels these days, didnt have those in 1950, We have Titanium frames, we have handcycles, we have better Caths, I mean I could go on and on. Oh and by the way, we have a new $15,000.00 FES bike Created by one of the worlds leading SCI Researchers Dr. John Macdonald, Business is great in the field of SCI, who needs a cure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Leatherbee
    Things most Certainly are getting better. Why we have Carbon fiber wheels these days, didnt have those in 1950, We have Titanium frames, we have handcycles, we have better Caths, I mean I could go on and on. Oh and by the way, we have a new $15,000.00 FES bike Created by one of the worlds leading SCI Researchers Dr. John Macdonald, Business is great in the field of SCI, who needs a cure?
    You were being sarcastic, right? RIGHT?
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    Off course

    I just get so frusterated myself after waiting 25 years.

    I was really troubled though when I found out the other day that Dr. Macdonalds new FES bike was 15 grand, I thought they were going to try and make their bike accessable to the average SCI, What ever happened to that idea, it was suppose to be $7500.00 as it stands most people will not be able to afford it.

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