Friday, January 29, 2010

Skin Cell Research

Read here about scientists who have been able to turn mouse skin cells into neurons.

Lets hope the same procedure works using human cells.

And here's a rational article discussing the pro and cons of mammography. Myself I don't go for a mammogram every year and to be honest I only go to stop people from nagging me. That doesn't mean you shouldn't. I just am not convinced that they do much. That is my opinion. I'm not saying I'm right.

I wanted to write an entire post about medical research but truthfully I am way too tired after a week of dental and office woes. I'm grateful that I had a good zap of THC vapour last night. It killed all my pain and I had a great night's sleep. I will continue to praise the merits of THC in my blog so if you are anti pot for what ever reasons, you should stop reading my blog.

I shocked some co workers yesterday when they were discussing retirement. In my age group that's the most talked about thing at work. I said I couldn't think too far into the future because if I will feel as bad as I do right now, the idea of tolerating it for another 25 - 30 years is unbearable. Don't worry I am not a candidate for the suicide watch. I am very much taking it one day at a time.
I resent being made to feel that I must want to live as long as possible and if I don't I'm some how selfish or mentally ill. Why can't we ever have an intelligent conversation about this without people trying to impose their own sense of morality? What is so wrong with at least thinking about how and when you want to stop living?

If they or you don't like what I say or think, too bad. I'm not all that concerned about what others think of me these days. That is one thing about MS I find liberating. It's my life Baby!! Not yours!!


Herrad said...

Hi Carole,
Please come by my blog and pick up your award.

PS its on Thursdays blog

Diane J Standiford said...

Ha ha! I do love your spunk! I agree we should go/do as we wish--our life. Aunt Violet is 102, will be 103 Feb.12th, she has been screaming "I want to go home!"(she's in nursing home 4yrs now)Just found out staff was drugging her (to shut her up, no doubt)aand now she has a cough...she has wanted to go for YEARS now...if I were back there with her I would help send her home, to be with her mother.(who she can't stop talking about) We living can be such selfish fools.

Herrad said...

Hi Carole,
Good post, thc is great against pain and best sleeping aid.
Shame that important issues like when to top living and death are not intelligently discussed.
Hope you do not have to worry about retirement just yet.
Have a good weekend.

Justine Lam said...

Thanks for sharing, Carole. Did you see the news about the Cleveland Clinical Trial beginning on Mesenchymal Stem cells?

Justine Lam, Myelin Repair Foundation