What's 'real' even mean anymore?
I thought we might need a place to talk about the necessary adjustments we will be making over the next little while.
And, I kept posting totally off topic stuff in the main thread
Yes, I've been so high from the validation I felt when I first read the headlines that I ignored all and any objective reasoning skills I may still have left. Today, I tried on objective reasoning, and didn't find the results nearly as appealing as I had hoped.
Long ago, lol, when I was still fairly well and a reporter, I visited a woman who suffered with 'Lyme Disease'. I ended up doing a series of articles on that illness. I won the Texas Medical Association's Anson Jones medical writing award ( per small newspapers) for simply reporting what 'he said' and 'she said'. I was objective. Just the facts as they came in, etc. Thing is, I don't know if any of what anyone SAID was even true.
I mean, I talked to a microbiologist, an infectious disease epidemiologist with the Texas Department of Health's Infectious Disease Epidemiology who told me that when she worked in pathology for 'a state', she found Lyme spirochetes in dozens and dozens of bodies of persons who she said were clearly wrongly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, but was told by the state to stay silent on this, and to list the official cause of death as Multiple Sclerosis, to not inform the families. This woman is very credentialed. She volunteered this information. I believed her. Sure raised some questions about the politics of medical information.
So, yeah, I keep replaying this in my head. And I keep wondering who has vested interest in what, and where XMRV will lead us.
The reason I was even thinking about Lyme disease is the connection between ticks as vectors, mice and... xenotropic murine retrovirus.
I know so many who 'have' Lyme disease, who suffer tragically, yet I note that its not fashionable to have Lyme disease anymore. ( What up with that?) Doctors are now saying that Lyme spirochetes are goners from the first round of antibiotics. But I note that the patients are not getting well. hmmm~ What if the spirochetes were never the problem? What if XMRV was?
Or what if the R Nase L enzyme is the culprit? Mitochondrial abnormality/immune deficiency first, at the headwaters, and then the cascade of insults downstream?
I pray that XMRV is key to many doors. Some seem deliberately locked.
Learn more about ticks as vectors, and the faces of Lyme Disease here:
Bear with me, please. I am practically braindead. Seriously.
Delete the post if you think it makes no sense...
Just thinking out loud and without very many brain cells.