Well, here we are again folks. One week from today I will be on my way to the hospital for yet another joint replacement. This time I will be losing my right ankle and inserting a metal one instead. Ankle replacements are much less common than hips and knees, so I’m going to become a member of an exclusive club, it seems. I already have three joints replaced, so this will be the fourth. Considering there are about 200 major joints in the body, I’m going to be approximately 2% machine. I wonder what the world record is for percentage of the body being replaced (while still being considered a human). Whatever it is, I’m sure I’ll break it someday.
We need money to fix this horrible group of debilitaing illnesses, and the only way we are going to get it is to get down in the mud with the rest of the diseases. It may be unpleasant to consider these tactics, but it’s exactly what we need. And we need it now.