Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Power Grid

According to the PBS website: “On September 15, 1878, a group of New York reporters traveled to Thomas Edison's laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey, to hear his most startling announcement to date. In just six weeks, he told them, illumination by gaslight would be obsolete. He would create a vast, new industry to provide electric power that would light up America -- and revolutionize the world. "When I am through, only the rich will be able to afford candles," he said.
Most of us with MS are plagued with buzzing.  For those of you who don’t know what this is, it is tingling, pins and needles, shocking feelings.  They can be in your legs, arms, hands, feet, face, or anyplace else it decides to set up shop.  It is a very unpleasant feeling that can last hours, days, months, or years.  It is often so strong that it is amazing to the person it is happening to that sparks are not shooting out of that part of their body.  A person’s touch, clothing and even the bed linens can cause a shocking sensation.
Most physicians state that MS-related numbness and tingling (buzzing) are “only an annoyance” or “no cause for worry”.  Obviously, they have never had this!  To most of us that go through this symptom, it is torture, both physically and mentally.  90% of people with MS report tingling or numbness as a symptom. 
I think the medical profession is overlooking a way to make a vast amount of money………not that they don’t already!  All those of us  would have to do is stand side by side, touch fingers every now and then, and the world would be lit up!
Remember the song “We Are The World”?  I have some new lyrics:
We have the Light; We have the Power.  Together we can stand and light the world in just one hour!
Think it’ll catch on?? J

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