Could it possibly be? Researchers in Osaka have discovered a “misfiled” protein that coats the outside of certain molecules in the body. They claim that it is this protein that is being identified by the body as a foreign substance and why the body is subsequently attacking itself. If this proved true, a cure could be literally five years away!!
Pain and suffering, it’s our milieu. It’s also something that many of us who are chronically ill have to deal with on a regular basis, and while we all start out dealing with it differently, we all usually end up in the same place. We reach a sort of forced peace with pain and discomfort, and it becomes so much a part of our lives that we are hard pressed to think of what life would be without it.
Trust is a funny thing. How does the saying go? “Trust takes a lifetime to build and one second to ruin.” That’s not exactly true, though, is it? In fact, in some situations trust can be given as fast as it’s destroyed – one second. We trust so many people each day with decisions that range from inconsequential to life altering, and doctors especially seem to gain our trust within the span of just one visit, which sometimes lasts less than fifteen minutes.