Good news and bad news

Today I received both good news and bad news from the University of Pennsylvania’s Memory Center.  

The good news was my recent PET scan showed a lack of  amyloids in my brain.

This good news created the bad news.  I can’t continue with their promising three year long experimental program.  I wanted to help these scientists develop better way to fight Alzheimer’s Disease.  I’m now on the outside looking in.  

I watched as my Mother descended into the disease.  There was not much that could have been done for her.  She received the standard care available, but no matter what the disease kept taking more than the care could prevent.  

Does my good health report mean I will not get Alzheimer’s?  No!  If I had had elevated amyloid reading, would I be destined to contract AD?  Not necessarily!  

Right now, I’m mourning my departure from this study.  In a week or so, I may get as happy as I should about such a clean bill of health. 



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2 Responses to “Good news and bad news”

  1. Ruplal Says:

    I must say, as significantly as I ejnyoed reading what you had to say, I couldnt help but lose interest after a while. Its as if you had a great grasp on the topic matter, but you forgot to include your readers. Perhaps you should think about this from much more than one angle. Or maybe you shouldnt generalise so significantly. Its better if you think about what others may have to say instead of just going for a gut reaction to the subject. Think about adjusting your own thought process and giving others who may read this the benefit of the doubt.

  2. John Morris Says:

    Thank you for your reply. I agree that I need to review the direction of my work along with keeping to what is known versus assumed.

    I enjoy a good and honest review.

    John Morris

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