Tuesday, August 18, 2009

CIDP ... Rocky's blog

Need to add a tidbit here ...

Somewhere along the line I saw an explanation of "the 3 sisters diseases" ...

MS, multiple sclerosis ... attacks the autonomic nervous system ... involuntary

CIDP, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy ... attacks the peripheral nervous system ... the things our brain asks our bodies to do.

ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ( Lou Gehrig's Disease ) ... attacks both autonomic and peripheral nervous systems.

If I'm going to have to have one of the nasties of the hundreds and hundreds of auto-immune diseases, I suppose I'm "lucky"? Though it is progressive and that's a scary thought.

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