Hi there Jeff,
my previous comments were not intended to belittle or snub the support group or any close or even closed community that relates to health issues, I believe that they are a necessary and practical means of both finding out what is new as well as hearing first hand what has helped to ease symptoms and probably start new friendships with people who have been affected in a similar manner to their own problems.
The benefits of those support groups is also what I found on this site, when I eventually asked for advice, Adec and Ray Holder were there for me. Later on Brookes and Brian plus many others who had experienced the same or similar problems and who spoke mainly in plain English.
Sadly it appears that peoples health issues or other commitments etc have taken its toll on those who used to be supportive to others on this site. I know in the last year it was also darned hard work trying to make sense of some of the posts where even a doctor would struggle with the abbreviations and words used.
That is what I meant about the people in the support groups and their experience, this seems to be in short supply on places like here on this site at the moment, just take a look at the posts or maybe the lack of.
It is good to know that there are people like you who know when to use the correct names and use them in the context they were designed for. You are doing a fantastic job and I am proud of your achievements and pleased that you didn't give up on this fight even when all the odds were stacked against you as in the pharmaceutical industry and even most doctors.
The way things are going it looks like there will soon be a lot of explaining required from those who thought they were above the Law but that is something else to look forward to
I also wish you every success with the :-
"I hope to get the UK government to recognise that statin damage is inevitable and that supplements such as CoQ10 and L Carnitine are both prescribed and freely available to the people who have been irreparably damaged by statins."
Buying them is one massive drain on a limited income and they do make life a little easier, you tend to realise just how much when you run out after a couple of days
All the best for 2010 and lets hope everyone's health improves and that Statins are discontinued and that Bl**dy Benicol advert disappears ie Lets NOT talk about Cholesterol
Bye for now,