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Jim in DenverParticipant
- August 26, 2010 at 9:42 pm
MDA is certainly a great choice – maybe the best you could make. I am going there now and can't tell you how impressed I am with the doctors and staff. It is a large operation, but everyone is very caring and very competent in what they are doing. There is no better place for you right now, in my opinion. Read about this disease and learn for yourself, ask lots of questions, and don't think about yourself as a statistic!!! Take charge and don't be a victim. You have already been through worse in the military, it sounds like to me, so gear up for this fight and determine that you will be one of those who beat the "odds". There are some really promising treatments right now that are potential game changers. The stats in the next several years will not look like the ones you will see now about the past – look forward and not back. It takes some time to get past the shock and all the emotions that come after. Once you get a plan in place and feel that you are dealing with competent people who really care, I think your feelings will change quite a bit – I know mine did.
Jim in Denver