Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:50 PM
Sorry if I sound pessimistic to you. When I was injured 7 years ago,,, the enthusiasm for stem cell therapy was rampant. Everyone involved in the research,,, and I mean everyone,,, was stating that five years was a pessimistic estimate for finding a cure. Now those same "prognosticaters" are saying that ten years is optimistic.
I don't consider myself in the least pessimistic. Pragmatic might be more apt. Love may "make the world go round",,, but it's money that gets everything else done. Money pays for the equipment,, the supplies,, the staffs,, and the great minds needed. And each new approach needs all of the aforementioned.
I would be more than delighted to have a "CURE" sooner,,, I just don't expect it. There is an old, old saying that I think is fitting, here. It says that you can wish in one hand and crap in the other,,,, and see which is filled first. ( You can substitute pray for wish if you like)