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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Myasthenia Rant

Next door neighbor resting beneath the snow--a comforting

 and to the religious folks who hope to pray me into remission 
"Thanks, but He is still punishing me for my sins." 

MG is a physical disease brought about by an imperfect and evolving immune system, and folks who get should not try to avoid natural selection in action. Who the heck are we that we think we are so important and valuable that we deserve to be an exception to nature's effort to toss the bad genes? We didn't do something wrong to get it; we didn't deserve it, but in a world ruled by the survival of the fittest, we are losers. 

We are a burden on the medical system, insisting on getting outrageously expensive drugs and treatments and endless consumption of medical resources in our pathetic attempts to be "normal." Our lives are worth nothing in the billions on earth--and the excessive spending on our health likely condemns a few thousand infants in the third world to death each month. 

We should just die and decreases the surplus population as Ebenezer Scrooge said. 

Willy S. said "Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. " 

(Might be today the prednisone withdrawal is in a depressive mode ;-)
Margo is quite beaten down from Chemo Round 2, treatment 2.  She is tired, no appetite, aches all over, and barely wobbles to the table to try to force down some chicken soup.  Two more treatments ending in Jan 1.  One of my doctor friends said "It is not hard to kill cancer, just hard to keep the patient alive while doing it."