Tuesday, 29 December 2015

I WANT TO BELIEVE

Bonjour, 

Don't worry, despite the picture, this blog is not about extraterrestrial life and the 'X' Files! 

Rather it's about wanting to believe and about hope.

It was at this time two years ago that I wrote about HOPE

I still cling onto hope and I want to believe that in my lifetime I will learn about the cause of M.E. and receive treatment and even possibly a cure 


I WANT TO 
BELIEVE
THAT ONE DAY
THERE WILL 
AT LAST BE
A CURE

I WANT TO 
BELIEVE 
THAT ONE DAY
MY LIFE 
CAN BE 
AS BEFORE


So in the last week I was pleased and interested to read this headline  

Ian Lipkin: Three to Five Years* to Solve Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)


Ian Lipkin cited the findings of the work to date

  • The suspected pathogens don’t appear to be the problem (the CII is reportedly looking further at herpesviruses.)
  • Evidence suggests altered microbiomes (gut flora) are present
  • Striking differences in immune expression between shorter and longer duration patients suggest profound immune changes have occurred
  • Preliminary evidence suggests that levels “X” and “Y” metabolites and, at least, one immune protein are significantly altered in ME/CFS. (Lipkin embargoed this information pending publication of the paper. One of them is a shocker.)
Then Lipkin made his bold declaration “We’re going to solve this in three to five years”. It came with a significant proviso “provided the resources are made available” but indicated that he believes ME/CFS is a mystery that can be cracked fairly quickly.  


With 2016 approaching this gives me hope for the future. 

I want to believe that the cause of M.E. will be found before I die. 

I want to believe that effective treatment, help and support will become available . 

I want to believe that a cure is not far away.  

I want this suffering to end.  

I want my life back.

What do you want?  

I'm sure you want the same as me. 

All that remains is to wish all of you happiness and good health in 2016. 

A bientot! 

From the French Femme 
xxx


  

   

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for summing this latest news up. I got an email from health rising about this but the articles are too long for me to read. I would love for significant evidence to be found in this time. I do see articles about evidence about different subsets of patients though. And there's finding cause then cure then of course 'providing there are the resources' :money. I really really really hope there are some significant things found and a good treatment found before I die too.

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