8 Responses to Editor

  1. Jan March 30, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

    Oh, Richard!

    Seems that we need to get a grip on our emotions (or maybe the wall to get through the house)… A positive attitude is often huge, but far, far from easy when MS issues have loomed long. I do understand that – you more so than I. But what choice do we have in that regard? (I’d rather crawl than waive the white flag — and sometimes I do crawl). I occasionally smile in thinking of what I could still naively do early on: now, far from that.

    Re being “self-aware:” I still like the take from the book, “Emotional Intelligence 2.0.” (But it can be complex, for sure. We only have control over ourselves).
    Regardless of which side of the political fence one is on, I think most would likely agree that it is indeed messy.

    I know someone on Tysabri: the then wonder drug that killed a few initially, right? (So then, what if I get the raw end of the stats deal on PML from something new? To some, they’re stats; to others, human reality that affects real people and real families. Makes the perspective of a crawl more attractive, I will say).

    Perspective varies: a medical breakthrough; a well-meaning idea; a passion to help others; a passion for dollars… the list goes on.

    Right now, it’s one day at a time, research, PT, dietary approaches… and some calm mindfulness. One day at a time.

  2. Jan March 30, 2017 at 4:06 pm #

    On second thought — Richard, I think you need a pep talk.

    I suggest that you take a break and think about what you CAN do. Let’s see, how about, you can:

    • Write
    • Encourage others with your perspective and wit
    • Manage along a bit with a cane (not crawling)
    • Still be a husband, plus dad to three
    • I won’t mention Jasper (no dog killing allowed)
    • Offer perspective

    We humans, I think, like to provide value to others in some capacity. We all just need to know we’re doing that in ways big and seemingly (note that word) small. It’s not a feeling, but a fact.

  3. Kat April 2, 2017 at 9:20 am #

    Go to –http://www.wheelchairkamikaze.com/
    For an in depth analysis of Ocrevus. Marc Stecker who writes the blog is a talented writer and well informed. Kat

    • Jan April 2, 2017 at 5:16 pm #

      I’m going to try to turn Kat’s URL into a link. Will see if hitting return will do that:


      • Jan April 3, 2017 at 8:26 am #

        And to be sure there is a space prior to the start of the URL… OK enough of all that; thank you for the insightful link.

  4. H D April 2, 2017 at 3:36 pm #

    Disgraceful how Jamie Lynn Sigler has whored herself out for Biogen. How much did Biogen CEO make last year? How much did Biogen MS meds increase for us lasy year?

    • Richard Cohen April 3, 2017 at 7:57 am #

      It is a widespread problem. Crisp bills are seductive