André Gorz, founder of the French magazine, Le Nouvel Observateur, the most popular Paris news magazine today, and a brilliant journalist and philosopher, died in a suicide pact with his wife on September 24, 2007. They committed suicide because she could no longer bear the pain her disease, caused and he could not live without her.
Gorz's wife suffered from arachnoiditis. This strangely-named disease is the deep, dark secret of the medical system. Virtually everyone with this condition would give anything to be able to return to "only" the pain that existed before.
Arachnoiditis. It sounds like something to do with spiders, not the name of a disease that produces never-ending pain. It produces paralysis, numbness, weird sensations, loss of bowel and bladder function, memory loss, spasticity. Inability to sleep. Vision loss. The list of symptoms goes on, but let's not forget death—though its sufferers may see it as a release. There is no treatment, at least not from the medical system.