Why Research?

This is one of those topics that particularly makes me feel frustrated.  Although I completely understand how an illness can affect you so much that you can’t even get to a computer, let alone start reading about your or a person you knows illness.  I guess the frustration therefore lies within the fact that so much knowledge is missed.  I feel like most everything you read is only half true.  Or even if it is true, it’s missing a lot of important information.  These are the reasons I continue to read about my illness and the illnesses of others.  I feel they are all interconnected.  I don’t think it’s a coincidence that disease and illness in general is on the rise since the past decade.  I don’t think it’s a coincidence that autism is now 1 in 150 when 10 years ago it was 1 in 10,000.  I could be wrong here, so if I am, please correct me.  This is my first official blog on this site, and I heard this on the radio tonight.  The topic was mercury in our vaccines.  I can tell you that I have read some, not much however, information on vaccines.  The radio host talked about 6 month old babies receiving vaccines with mercury and it wasn’t until recently that this has changed.  Whether this is true, I definitely don’t think it’s a coincidence that I have happened to see and hear more about people with autism in the past few years.  I have a friend in fact, who’s daughter has autism.  She has it really rough.  And I say this because an autistic child, especially a severe case of autism is very tragic.  It’s tragic for a mother in particular who would love to share her thoughts and feelings with a child that cannot for the life of them, reciprocate the thoughts and feelings.  Why am I talking about autism?  Well, because it’s on the rise.  Because research is important.  Because learning as much as you can when you can, whether it be about politics, the earth, your family heritage, etc. is important.  Live and learn, we all appreciate it!

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