I rarely check the forums anymore. In 2009, the information on these forums really changed my life and the course of the disease. Since then I've pretty much been able to manage an asymptomatic life as long as I adhere to a certain lifestyle (I'm not cured). I'm sad that not as many people participate because I believe sharing our experiences can be very powerful and helpful. I know I'm very grateful for the people who have shared their experiences on this forum.

"But I also have to say, for the umpty-umpth time, that life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all." -- from William Goldman's _Princess Bride_