I have this rule about not getting too controversial on this site. Not that I don’t like a good argument, but I have a husband that will drag me kicking and screaming from my computer.
Which is so much easier since I’m on wheels now.
A patient at my hospital (Shepherd Center) was the first human to receive human embryonic stem cells.
Now, if I understand this correctly, (and I’m not swearing I do, they have guys in white coats for that) a guy who had MAJOR spinal injury from the neck down received the stem cells from a rejected embryo from a fertility clinic. These cells can actually cause this patient to regrow things that have nothing.
A year ago my mind would have said,” A baby! That could have been someone’s baby. We have to be careful and think about fertilizing eggs just to make stem cells.”
I’m thinking,” I wonder how much that must cost?”
I can admit that my high moral ground pitched downward when I thought about walking again. Putting my girls’ hair up in ponytails. Kicking the soccer ball to my son. Accompanying my husband upstairs for those goodnight kisses.
I’ll be waiting to hear the updates on that patient. I can’t wait to hear he’s doing whatever.
I hope there’s reason to jealous.
It means there’s reason to be even more hopeful.