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(WSVN Miami)   Good News: a Florida nurse contracts Covid and beats it. Bad news: Fighting it off left his immune system so weakened that he contracted a rare form of Encephalomyelitis. Horrific News: And is now paralyzed from the neck down   (wsvn.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, Neurology, Nervous system, Central nervous system, 23-year-old Desmon Silva, WSVN, Sunbeam Television, immune system  
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2021-03-01 9:41:34 PM  
You thought sh*t was bad now? Wait 5-10 years and watch what happens when we find out about Covid's version of post polio syndrome.

/at least the guy in TFA survived (for now), unlike the poor f*ckers who ended up with SSPE after measles (for example).
 
2021-03-01 10:07:49 PM  
Not getting the vaccine in time may leave you paralyzed from the neck down.  

Refusing the vaccine because 'freedom' means you are likely paralyzed from the neck up.

Questions?
 
2021-03-01 11:57:28 PM  

DeathBySarcasm: Not getting the vaccine in time may leave you paralyzed from the neck down.  

Refusing the vaccine because 'freedom' means you are likely paralyzed from the neck up.

Questions?


Yes: How did you come up with your username?
 
2021-03-01 11:59:04 PM  

8 inches: DeathBySarcasm: Not getting the vaccine in time may leave you paralyzed from the neck down.  

Refusing the vaccine because 'freedom' means you are likely paralyzed from the neck up.

Questions?

Yes: How did you come up with your username?


It's my family name.  We're Dutch.
 
2021-03-02 2:26:07 AM  
I'm starting to think this Covid thing might be a big deal.
 
2021-03-02 2:31:25 AM  
C19 is really more like another measles than another flu.
 
2021-03-02 2:34:23 AM  

Majin_Buu: C19 is really more like another measles than another flu.


I like to think of it as the common cold, but at lvl 20.
 
2021-03-02 2:38:56 AM  
Can we panic, now? JFC
 
2021-03-02 2:40:52 AM  

themindiswatching: You thought sh*t was bad now? Wait 5-10 years and watch what happens when we find out about Covid's version of post polio syndrome.

/at least the guy in TFA survived (for now), unlike the poor f*ckers who ended up with SSPE after measles (for example).


You mean the ticking timebomb of a huge range of simmering damage to nearly every organ in the body because the farking virus attacks nearly every organ in the body (because -everything- uses the ACE2 receptor), including the circulatory system?

Naw, in no WAY is that likely to be the precursor to a horrifying wave of casualties down the road, with middle aged people dying of heart attacks and strokes and our grandparents keeling over 20 years before they should've while millions of people still in their 30s are wheezing with the lung function of an asthmatic 60 year old.

/There will ultimately be > 1 million deaths and easily ten million permanent disabilites, the theft of hundreds of millions of person-years of our priceless human potential, and three quarters of it on the Monster's hands
//No hell ever conceived can match what he deserves
 
2021-03-02 2:43:03 AM  
  Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), or acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, is a rare autoimmune disease marked by a sudden, widespread attack of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord. As well as causing the brain and spinal cord to become inflamed, ADEM also attacks the nerves of the central nervous system and damages their myelin insulation, which, as a result, destroys the white matter. It is often triggered by a viral infection or (very rarely) specific non-routine vaccinations.

The covid gave me herpes.
 
2021-03-02 2:45:15 AM  
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2021-03-02 2:46:58 AM  

fark'emfeed'emfish: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), or acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, is a rare autoimmune disease marked by a sudden, widespread attack of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord. As well as causing the brain and spinal cord to become inflamed, ADEM also attacks the nerves of the central nervous system and damages their myelin insulation, which, as a result, destroys the white matter. It is often triggered by a viral infection or (very rarely) specific non-routine vaccinations.

The covid gave me herpes.


mrs bughunter has multiple sclerosis.  That shiat makes her MS look like a cold sore.
 
2021-03-02 2:47:13 AM  
Out for dinner with his girlfriend?  Why are these Florida antimaskers clogging up my Massachusetts hospitals?
 
2021-03-02 3:01:53 AM  

erik-k: /There will ultimately be > 1 million deaths and easily ten million permanent disabilites, the theft of hundreds of millions of person-years of our priceless human potential, and three quarters of it on the Monster's hands
//No hell ever conceived can match what he deserves


My 2 cents about stopping a second Trump from forcing another pandemic on the world... We spent the summer arguing on the STEM tab about how the most careful analysis and the most cautious way forward was to NOT take precautions based on only 1-10 peer reviewed studies, or based on mere observations during an emergency. That tab was a microcosm of societies; Reddit for example, and political discourse. We are now paying a high price for science nerds trying to tell everyone that panic was bad and lockdowns were unjustified.

There needs to be a major improvement to STEM, including required courses in History and Philosophy of science each year.

Then we will have the learning required to rebuild a better society and to prevent or prosecute Trumpers and wannabe Trumps of the future.

Trump himself turns the concept of Hell upside down. Hell is living under the rule of Trump. He is the Antichrist to a T.
 
2021-03-02 3:03:53 AM  
Based on what we are learning of COVID long-haulers, America is going to pay in spades for being so completely stupid about being careful in 2020.

"Oh yeah, I had COVID, I was sick for a month, but now I'm all better! It's just strange I have so much trouble breathing and thinking clearly, the doctor had to put me on full disability! Wear a mask? But why?"
 
2021-03-02 3:15:26 AM  
So basically no evidence of any link except that his mother thinks a mild case of COVID two months previously is to blame?
 
2021-03-02 3:18:17 AM  

Majin_Buu: C19 is really more like another measles than another flu.


I think in the next 10 years, we are going to find out just how farking nasty covid really is.

A good example is, funnily enough, the measles.  Mild cases are not really a big deal, according to general knowledge.  But about 4% of cases results in brain swelling, and about 50% of those suffer long term effects, from blindness, hearing loss, cognitive damage, or death.

The fun little parting gift though, that was only recently discovered, is that it completely FARKS your immune system.  Complete reset.  Every immunity you had, gets reset... so every virus gets a free second try at your arse.

When the vaccine for measles first came out, they couldn't figure out why the overall death rate dropped by over 70%, but not just from measles, but from all viruses.  Now we know why.
 
2021-03-02 3:19:46 AM  
Well, at least his doctor bill will be less.

Because now he only needs a check-up from the neck, up.
 
2021-03-02 3:27:24 AM  
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2021-03-02 3:35:40 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: Trump himself turns the concept of Hell upside down. Hell is living under the rule of Trump. He is the Antichrist to a T.


The existence of sociopathic monsters like Trump is why the ancients believed in things like Satan. Or the Fae, that would steal your baby and replace it with an evil creature that looks like your baby.

Magical woo woo may not be real, but the human archetypes that underlie angels, devils, genii and coyote the trickster are all too real. It's not a coincidence that if you take the Antichrist and remove the magic you're left with a description of Trump written in antiquity.
 
2021-03-02 4:03:10 AM  

erik-k: Bennie Crabtree: Trump himself turns the concept of Hell upside down. Hell is living under the rule of Trump. He is the Antichrist to a T.

The existence of sociopathic monsters like Trump is why the ancients believed in things like Satan. Or the Fae, that would steal your baby and replace it with an evil creature that looks like your baby.

Magical woo woo may not be real, but the human archetypes that underlie angels, devils, genii and coyote the trickster are all too real. It's not a coincidence that if you take the Antichrist and remove the magic you're left with a description of Trump written in antiquity.


I actually agree with that.

I know people, christians actually, who are pretty much the definition of 'good'.  They care.  They share.  They try to help.  And I've known tricksters, and scumbags... and a few folks who are pretty much scum that would be defined as demons.

I'm more of the fey that you meet on a dark night.  If you are pleasant, and need help... chances are you'll get something... maybe not what what you want, but something to get you closer to your goal... or a warm room and a drink to ward off the pissy night...

if you are unpleasant, your night gets worse :)
 
2021-03-02 4:15:25 AM  

orbister: So basically no evidence of any link except that his mother thinks a mild case of COVID two months previously is to blame?


Yeah, because people tend to just become paralyzed at random.
 
2021-03-02 4:23:11 AM  

GrogSmash: The fun little parting gift though, that was only recently discovered, is that it completely FARKS your immune system.  Complete reset.  Every immunity you had, gets reset... so every virus gets a free second try at your arse.


Sort of. The effect has been known for a long time (CSB: it's why I took 3 months to recover from whooping cough as a child, which I caught just as I was recovering from measles) and it's not a complete reset: the Sanger research showed 11 - 73% reduction. Which is, of course, quite nasty enough, and anybody who chooses not to have their kids vaccinated is an abusive moron.
 
2021-03-02 4:28:43 AM  

The more you eat the more you fart: orbister: So basically no evidence of any link except that his mother thinks a mild case of COVID two months previously is to blame?

Yeah, because people tend to just become paralyzed at random.


That's the sort of faulty thinking in the article. People look for causes for things. "Why is my child autistic?" they ask, and decide it must be that MMR jab two months ago. "Why did my son get ADEM?" they ask, and decide it must have been that mild attack of COVID two months ago.

Absent a vengeful god with a "smite" button there will, of course, have been a cause, but the article contains no proof or even evidence that COVID had anything to do with it. The most common trigger for ADEM in young people is the common cold. Everybody panic.
 
2021-03-02 4:30:58 AM  

Majin_Buu: C19 is really more like another measles than another flu.


it's more like airborne HIV-lite/Ebola-lite.

There's been other reports of people's immune systems being wiped out and after recovery having to take their childhood immunizations again because all of their memory cells were killed and so they have to start over.
 
2021-03-02 4:34:35 AM  
JuST lIKe tHe FlU, nOThInG tO WorRY aBoUt!
 
2021-03-02 4:34:39 AM  

orbister: GrogSmash: The fun little parting gift though, that was only recently discovered, is that it completely FARKS your immune system.  Complete reset.  Every immunity you had, gets reset... so every virus gets a free second try at your arse.

Sort of. The effect has been known for a long time (CSB: it's why I took 3 months to recover from whooping cough as a child, which I caught just as I was recovering from measles) and it's not a complete reset: the Sanger research showed 11 - 73% reduction. Which is, of course, quite nasty enough, and anybody who chooses not to have their kids vaccinated is an abusive moron.


Ah, I may be misremembering... although that does correspond to the number I quoted.

Either way, farking nasty.  And I agree...  something needs to be done done to counter this anti-vaxxer pandemic.  My old family doctor was actually practicing when the firstvaccines came out for polio, mumps, and measles.  (Yes, I'm old, and he's been dead for 30 years...). But he must have thought he was living in the farking golden age of medicine.  Now, he and others like him must be rolling in their graves.

My usual argument when I meet one of those asshats isn't to argue.  I just tell them to go to the local cemetary.  Start counting the tombstones that list multiple children that predate 1960...  it isn't a large cemetary... but you won't make the count on both hands...
 
2021-03-02 4:41:14 AM  

orbister: The more you eat the more you fart: orbister: So basically no evidence of any link except that his mother thinks a mild case of COVID two months previously is to blame?

Yeah, because people tend to just become paralyzed at random.

That's the sort of faulty thinking in the article. People look for causes for things. "Why is my child autistic?" they ask, and decide it must be that MMR jab two months ago. "Why did my son get ADEM?" they ask, and decide it must have been that mild attack of COVID two months ago.

Absent a vengeful god with a "smite" button there will, of course, have been a cause, but the article contains no proof or even evidence that COVID had anything to do with it. The most common trigger for ADEM in young people is the common cold. Everybody panic.


Necrotising Encephalitis has been listed as a symptom/effect of COVID-19 since the first cases last winter.
 
2021-03-02 4:57:44 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Based on what we are learning of COVID long-haulers, America is going to pay in spades for being so completely stupid about being careful in 2020.

"Oh yeah, I had COVID, I was sick for a month, but now I'm all better! It's just strange I have so much trouble breathing and thinking clearly, the doctor had to put me on full disability! Wear a mask? But why?"


More likely that those who end up disabled from long COVID will end up homeless and hated by the rest of America for not pulling themselves up by their bootstraps than receive any livable form of disability assistance.

We Americans see each other as disposable at best. If someone has a disability, especially one that isn't outwardly apparent, well, we just want them locked up and to die out of sight. We're a cruel farking populace.
 
2021-03-02 5:19:30 AM  

erik-k: themindiswatching: You thought sh*t was bad now? Wait 5-10 years and watch what happens when we find out about Covid's version of post polio syndrome.

/at least the guy in TFA survived (for now), unlike the poor f*ckers who ended up with SSPE after measles (for example).

You mean the ticking timebomb of a huge range of simmering damage to nearly every organ in the body because the farking virus attacks nearly every organ in the body (because -everything- uses the ACE2 receptor), including the circulatory system?

Naw, in no WAY is that likely to be the precursor to a horrifying wave of casualties down the road, with middle aged people dying of heart attacks and strokes and our grandparents keeling over 20 years before they should've while millions of people still in their 30s are wheezing with the lung function of an asthmatic 60 year old.

/There will ultimately be > 1 million deaths and easily ten million permanent disabilites, the theft of hundreds of millions of person-years of our priceless human potential, and three quarters of it on the Monster's hands
//No hell ever conceived can match what he deserves


We passed the 1M mark before China had it under control, if they have it undercontrol?

Bioweapons gonna bioweapon...
 
2021-03-02 5:29:22 AM  

GrogSmash: My usual argument when I meet one of those asshats isn't to argue. I just tell them to go to the local cemetary. Start counting the tombstones that list multiple children that predate 1960... it isn't a large cemetary... but you won't make the count on both hands...


Old census returns in the UK include a column for "If a woman: Number of children born/surviving". On the pages I have from the 1911 census about 1 in 2 women has lost a child and 1 in 2 of those had lost multiple children. Nowadays a single child death is an unusual tragedy - a hundred years ago a single child death was statistical noise. And that's the world these stupid, selfish, ignorant, arrogant bastards would take us back to.

And ... relax.
 
2021-03-02 5:31:55 AM  

jokerscrowbar: Necrotising Encephalitis has been listed as a symptom/effect of COVID-19 since the first cases last winter.


Different disease, thanks for playing.
 
2021-03-02 5:56:33 AM  

Pichu0102: Gyrfalcon: Based on what we are learning of COVID long-haulers, America is going to pay in spades for being so completely stupid about being careful in 2020.

"Oh yeah, I had COVID, I was sick for a month, but now I'm all better! It's just strange I have so much trouble breathing and thinking clearly, the doctor had to put me on full disability! Wear a mask? But why?"

More likely that those who end up disabled from long COVID will end up homeless and hated by the rest of America for not pulling themselves up by their bootstraps than receive any livable form of disability assistance.

We Americans see each other as disposable at best. If someone has a disability, especially one that isn't outwardly apparent, well, we just want them locked up and to die out of sight. We're a cruel farking populace.business masquerading as a country.


Ftfy.  Welcome to mid-stage capitalism.
 
2021-03-02 6:13:38 AM  

Pichu0102: Gyrfalcon: Based on what we are learning of COVID long-haulers, America is going to pay in spades for being so completely stupid about being careful in 2020.

"Oh yeah, I had COVID, I was sick for a month, but now I'm all better! It's just strange I have so much trouble breathing and thinking clearly, the doctor had to put me on full disability! Wear a mask? But why?"

More likely that those who end up disabled from long COVID will end up homeless and hated by the rest of America for not pulling themselves up by their bootstraps than receive any livable form of disability assistance.

We Americans see each other as disposable at best. If someone has a disability, especially one that isn't outwardly apparent, well, we just want them locked up and to die out of sight. We're a cruel farking populace.


Yesterday was the disabled persons day of mourning, where we remember all those disabled folks killed by family members (for being a burden, or as a "kind release").

Completely f*cked.  Disabled people are treated so so poorly.
 
2021-03-02 6:14:49 AM  

orbister: jokerscrowbar: Necrotising Encephalitis has been listed as a symptom/effect of COVID-19 since the first cases last winter.

Different disease, thanks for playing.


It manifests as acute stroke and the loss of motor skills associated with such.

I posted in reply to 'Is there any evidence this is due to Covid?' Answer is yes.
I won't post links you can do your own research.
 
2021-03-02 6:30:49 AM  
This right here is Exhibit K for why I don't find attempts by public health officials to push people to take J&J because it prevents hospitalization and death due to acute COVID symptoms. fark, it only prevents 85% of severe infections. This dude had a mild to moderate case and is now crippled for life? And NO ONE in the medical community has addressed these concerns publicly. I understand the 3rd place vaccine is better than no vaccine, but I can also shelter in place until a vaccine that actually works is available.
 
2021-03-02 6:40:29 AM  

indylaw: This right here is Exhibit K for why I don't find attempts by public health officials to push people to take J&J because it prevents hospitalization and death due to acute COVID symptoms. fark, it only prevents 85% of severe infections. This dude had a mild to moderate case and is now crippled for life? And NO ONE in the medical community has addressed these concerns publicly. I understand the 3rd place vaccine is better than no vaccine, but I can also shelter in place until a vaccine that actually works is available.


Just to clarify, You take it if you can get it but you get the better vaccines if you can.  But you don't just stay exposed.  85% effective is better than 0%.

/And you stay updated.
 
2021-03-02 6:52:28 AM  

orbister: So basically no evidence of any link except that his mother thinks a mild case of COVID two months previously is to blame?


And the opinion perhaps of doctors. But I get your point. Out of half a million deaths and 3 million people sick (in the U.S alone) it is a very very rare outcome.
 
2021-03-02 7:06:33 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: indylaw: This right here is Exhibit K for why I don't find attempts by public health officials to push people to take J&J because it prevents hospitalization and death due to acute COVID symptoms. fark, it only prevents 85% of severe infections. This dude had a mild to moderate case and is now crippled for life? And NO ONE in the medical community has addressed these concerns publicly. I understand the 3rd place vaccine is better than no vaccine, but I can also shelter in place until a vaccine that actually works is available.

Just to clarify, You take it if you can get it but you get the better vaccines if you can.  But you don't just stay exposed.  85% effective is better than 0%.

/And you stay updated.


You're not clarifying anything. I don't go anywhere. My household doesn't go anywhere. If i have to wait another 3-6 months for Pfizer or Moderna to be an option, I'm probably going to do that (because I'm also not convinced and no one has addressed that authorities will let you receive Pfizer or Moderna if you've had J&J and are still within the effective period.)
 
2021-03-02 7:10:18 AM  

jokerscrowbar: orbister: jokerscrowbar: Necrotising Encephalitis has been listed as a symptom/effect of COVID-19 since the first cases last winter.

Different disease, thanks for playing.

It manifests as acute stroke and the loss of motor skills associated with such.

I posted in reply to 'Is there any evidence this is due to Covid?' Answer is yes.


But it's a different disease with different symptoms! The fact that COVID can lead to Condition A doesn't mean that COVID led to Condition B, even if they share a few syllables.
 
2021-03-02 7:15:41 AM  

indylaw: This dude had a mild to moderate case and is now crippled for life?


He had a mild case two months before he had a completely different disease which is triggered, as far as medicine knows, by all sorts of things. It may be that COVID was the trigger, but there is no evidence in the article to support that idea.
 
2021-03-02 7:34:30 AM  

orbister: jokerscrowbar: orbister: jokerscrowbar: Necrotising Encephalitis has been listed as a symptom/effect of COVID-19 since the first cases last winter.

Different disease, thanks for playing.

It manifests as acute stroke and the loss of motor skills associated with such.

I posted in reply to 'Is there any evidence this is due to Covid?' Answer is yes.

But it's a different disease with different symptoms! The fact that COVID can lead to Condition A doesn't mean that COVID led to Condition B, even if they share a few syllables.


The only difference is one eats the brain and the other eats the brain andbrain stem/spinal chord
both are well known effects of COVID-19.
There is less occurrence of the latter while there are thousands of people suffering the former adding evidence that this was probably COVID-19.
It can be caused by other viruses too but I'm certain that Doctors would know what he'd had.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33001​2​20/
 
2021-03-02 7:45:29 AM  
"Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is characterized by a brief but widespread attack of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord that damages myelin - the protective covering of nerve fibers. ADEM often follows viral or bacterial infections, or less often, vaccination for measles, mumps, or rubella."

4 days ago - Moderna thread

And then y'all dog-piled me about how stupid an idea it was than an unexpected antibody response could damage myelin tissue...
 
2021-03-02 8:05:59 AM  

PunGent: Pichu0102: Gyrfalcon: Based on what we are learning of COVID long-haulers, America is going to pay in spades for being so completely stupid about being careful in 2020.

"Oh yeah, I had COVID, I was sick for a month, but now I'm all better! It's just strange I have so much trouble breathing and thinking clearly, the doctor had to put me on full disability! Wear a mask? But why?"

More likely that those who end up disabled from long COVID will end up homeless and hated by the rest of America for not pulling themselves up by their bootstraps than receive any livable form of disability assistance.

We Americans see each other as disposable at best. If someone has a disability, especially one that isn't outwardly apparent, well, we just want them locked up and to die out of sight. We're a cruel farking populace.business masquerading as a country.

Ftfy.  Welcome to mid-stage capitalism.


Now I has a sad, I thought we were in late-stage capitalism.
 
2021-03-02 8:19:32 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: erik-k: /There will ultimately be > 1 million deaths and easily ten million permanent disabilites, the theft of hundreds of millions of person-years of our priceless human potential, and three quarters of it on the Monster's hands
//No hell ever conceived can match what he deserves

My 2 cents about stopping a second Trump from forcing another pandemic on the world... We spent the summer arguing on the STEM tab about how the most careful analysis and the most cautious way forward was to NOT take precautions based on only 1-10 peer reviewed studies, or based on mere observations during an emergency. That tab was a microcosm of societies; Reddit for example, and political discourse. We are now paying a high price for science nerds trying to tell everyone that panic was bad and lockdowns were unjustified.

There needs to be a major improvement to STEM, including required courses in History and Philosophy of science each year.

Then we will have the learning required to rebuild a better society and to prevent or prosecute Trumpers and wannabe Trumps of the future.

Trump himself turns the concept of Hell upside down. Hell is living under the rule of Trump. He is the Antichrist to a T.


This isn't quite what you're talking about, but Important People are thinking along these lines - investment in education now in hopes of preventing a future Trump. Massive investment in social studies and civics education proposed to address eroding trust in democratic institutions
By Joe Heim

https://www.washingtonpost.com/educati​on/civics-social-studies-education-pla​n/2021/03/01/e245e34a-747f-11eb-9537-4​96158cc5fd9_story.html
 
2021-03-02 8:23:02 AM  

erik-k: Bennie Crabtree: Trump himself turns the concept of Hell upside down. Hell is living under the rule of Trump. He is the Antichrist to a T.

The existence of sociopathic monsters like Trump is why the ancients believed in things like Satan. Or the Fae, that would steal your baby and replace it with an evil creature that looks like your baby.

Magical woo woo may not be real, but the human archetypes that underlie angels, devils, genii and coyote the trickster are all too real. It's not a coincidence that if you take the Antichrist and remove the magic you're left with a description of Trump written in antiquity.


I've gotten really interested in Trickster mythology lately along with other mythological archetypes. If you've got any favorite books/sources on the subject let me know, yeah?
 
2021-03-02 8:35:53 AM  
Something similar happened to Christopher Cross (of Ride Like the Wind fame)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/16/entert​a​inment/christopher-cross-coronavirus/i​ndex.html
 
2021-03-02 8:37:12 AM  
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2021-03-02 9:10:22 AM  

orbister: So basically no evidence of any link except that his mother thinks a mild case of COVID two months previously is to blame?


You sound like the people in the 80's who insisted that all those people showing up at hospital with previously insanely rare diseases like Kaposi's Sarcoma or  Pneumococcal Pneumonia had NOTHING to do with that strange HIV virus that they all seemed also infected with.
 
2021-03-02 10:25:43 AM  

fark'emfeed'emfish: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), or acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, is a rare autoimmune disease marked by a sudden, widespread attack of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord. As well as causing the brain and spinal cord to become inflamed, ADEM also attacks the nerves of the central nervous system and damages their myelin insulation, which, as a result, destroys the white matter. It is often triggered by a viral infection or (very rarely) specific non-routine vaccinations.


I developed Peripheral Nerve Sheath cancer last July, with 2 tumors on my sciatic nerve (one mid-thigh, one mid-calf).  Fairly rare cancer.  The myelin develops the tumor, which presses on the nerve.

The good news (so far) is that most cases tend to be benign, or located entirely within the myelin.  Waiting to hear from the surgeon about mine, and to see if he'll hunt for other tumors.
 
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