Who is getting help along the way? Certainly not people that currently have nothing or very little to help them. It's people with common diseases, that's what I stated. there is not enough money to find cures or even treatments for people with less common diseases.
Neurologocal diseases are the most difficult to treat and not much progress has been made. I know because I live it and I am well aware of my options as well as others who have suffered from a neuro disease for sometime.
Are we negative? maybe some of us, but we also know what's avaliable to us.
Currently stem cells can offer hope for many people, but not for diseases such as MS, ALS or Parkinsons. .... not yet
When they can be of benefit, for those of us who have already suffered a fair amount of damage to our brains/CNS. There is no hope.
Maybe for parkinsons because I dont beleive their brains have any damage that cannot be repaired. ALS and MS are sol.
If there is no current hope of stem cell based help for your condition, I am very sorry, but I don't see the point of dwelling on it, do you?
If stem cell treatments are not now aiding MS, ALS or Parkinsons, perhaps they never will. Of course I hope that they do, but we simply don't know yet.
Stem cells may likely aid, if not cure many ailments, but they won't end up curing every disease suffered by mankind.
By the same token, when we hear that a doctor at a clinic has achieved improvement for a few people with a certain ailment using stem cells, we can not mistake this for a true, proven cure. When one jaw bone is grown in vitro by a scientist from stem cells, we should consider that amazing and very promising, but that's all the weight we can give to it.
You are ill, and there is no current viable stem cell treatment for you available.
I sympathize with you, and offer any support and comfort that I can, but I am not sure what your negative thoughts accomplish in this case.
This is a forum where you can find out about some advancements, new techniques, new doctors, new clinics and talk about your condition with others. If stem cells are not applicable for you right now, we welcome others to share other medical experiences, drugs, doctors, etc. who may bring you some relief.
But please don't sound like you are being somehow cheated.
I have a condition that HAS been helped in many cases with stem cell treatments, yet I have had two treatments last year and seen no relief, after traveling to 3 different countries (was treated in 2) around the world and spending close to $100,000 cash. I haven't improved, but I haven't given up hope, and I certainly don't feel cheated.
I am definitely not "sol" as you refer to being.
Down on my luck? Perhaps.
I don't think you are either.
Something wonderful could be discovered tomorrow, and could be stem cell related or something totally different.
Our current level of stem cell knowledge is going to seem very simplistic in a few years. That is my prediction.
Hang in there!