This vessel that I’m currently residing in turns out to be a pretty wondrous thing. I don’t necessarily like my vessel so much… it’s a bit rotund for my liking… but it’s the vessel I was issued so I must deal with it. It boggles the mind when I sit and consider all the functions currently going on… right this second. So much is happening. A well-oiled machine. Sort of. There are particular areas that are disintegrating. I don’t like that much. It’s not like I can go to the store and buy a new wiring harness.
Why can’t I get a wiring harness transplant? Or maybe an after-market harness that attaches somehow. Think Cyborg.
Would you do it? Would you go for an after-market wiring harness if it meant that you could keep functioning at a level you are supposed to? If it meant I didn’t fall anymore… that I could walk like a sane person instead of a drunk chicken… that I could process information more clearly… that I could live without numbness/tingling/pain… I would. Most definitely. The thought of not wetting myself anymore is heavenly! The idea that I could go outside and enjoy a nice summer day without becoming all whacky and nauseous… oh my.
I would trick it all out in the aesthetics department though. Have a variety of “skins” to make it funky, pretty, wild, modern… shoot, I would make my own skins!
Science is so busy trying to figure out what CAUSES the immune system to go nutso. There is so much time & money trying to figure out why the body is eating away at itself. And we, as patients, maybe we have become too complacent with the current options available to us – canes, walkers, wheelchairs, scooters… ear horns, hearing aids… glasses… and on & on. Surely there are men/women of science with this blasted affliction (disease is such a harsh word), or maybe some inventors out there… they could be working on this thing from the patient angle instead of the world of medical science angle.
Shoot, for all I know, someone has already tried this junk and failed. If that’s the case, then any ideas would just be filed in drawer 13 and forgotten.
I do believe that research needs to continue on the causes of this shit. I do realize that a cure cannot be developed until the cause is identified. Got it. So in the meantime, why shouldn’t we look for ways to side-step the devastation that is left in the wake of an attack? Somehow that makes much more sense to me than to just accept the new normal and move on.
In my way of thinking – muddled as it is – I think we could be better served if science would focus more on how to fix things up & make them even dandier. We turned to the sci fi stories for things like cell phones… why not for better human functioning? Just think…. bionic man/woman, super-human qualities with the morals, ethics, ideas, emotions remaining intact.
I’m done with my trip out to left field now… thanks for taking the ride with me. I’m home safe & sound.