Archive for January, 2009

Spreading the Good News

This morning I woke up to this great news on my viigo blackberry newsreader. I thought I might share this inforamtion here on my blog so more and more people will hear about it.

The BBC reported today that MS stem-cell treatment as a ‘success’. A small study had been done to see whether stem cells could be a way to help people with MS. The study suggested two things

1.)stem-cell transplats may control MS symptoms
2.)and even better — may even reverse multiple sclerosis symptoms

Of course, there is always the ethic aspects and some people will always oppose stem cell research etc. But then there are people who believe that there is nothing wrong with stem-cell research and that we should do everything we can in order to save people’s life. And if stem-cells can be used to make our life better, than I wouldn’t mind these kind of treatments.

If you are interested in reading the rest of the article check out this link MS stem-cell treatment success.

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Cladribine – the Possible New Pill for MS

When I read this post today on the internet I became very excited. Knowing that there might be a pill that could replace daily or weekly injections to decrease the amount of relapses sounds just great. I hate those shots — in fact this is the reason why I stopped taking them 10 months ago. And knoock on wood I had no major problems every stopping the medicine. But if I could have the option of taking a pill instead of the injection I would be more likely go back on my medication.

But what exactly is Cladribine. Cladribine is commonly used for leukemic reticuloendotheliosis. This mediciation is not given over a long period of time. So this could be the downfall for Cladribine as far as MS is concerned. We all know that MS will stick with us for the rest of our life. And this could mean that we will have to take Cladribine for a much longer period of time. And how about the side effects? Cancer treatment is known for heavy side effects.

But we should consider all aspects of this. Not only the side effects but also the (hopefully, positivs outcome. If taking Cladribine might cause me to be a little more fatigue but I won’t have to end up in a wheelchair than I would be very happy to try this pill. I guess, it all depends on what we would like to do with our lives. Even if it would mean that we would only get 5 or 10 more years good life without the use of a wheelchair or a walker. These 5 or 10 years of possible fatigue are better than what could happen to us if we wouldn’t feel that

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Good News on the Horizon

Maybe this will be what we are all looking for.

Merck: New pill may work for MS

Thank you Merck

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Wii Fit

There is a big chance that the Wii Fit is not as good as people say it is. But all I can say on this matter is the fact that I have been using the Wii Fit for almost 6 months on a daily basis. I love my daily exercise. Of course, i have read the horror stories about the Wii Knee. But who cares? And who believes in this anyway.

Personally, I see the Wii Fit as a tool to keep me

1.)busy

2.) healthy

3.) in a good mood

This is all I am asking for. And this is all I am getting. So why don’t you try it yourself?

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