The articles refers to this new organ as something they’ve previously “missed”, but trust me, they didn’t miss it. They just hadn’t registered it on their radar yet,
and there are thousands of things going on inside the human body that we haven’t even begun yet to register, let alone put a name on it or a description.
I’m not sure why humanity is so quick to want to feel like something is ‘solved’…that’s we’ve ‘figured it all out’, where the truth is, we should be embracing what it is that we don’t even know yet, so we can continue our quest for knowledge and understanding that has been part of human nature since ‘in the beginning’ —
I probably my won’t live long enough to fully understand what is wrong with me, and thankfully I’m only alive because I’ve had doctors willing to embrace the unknown in order to keep me alive.
We are centuries (millinea?) away from having everything about the human body neatly understood and wrapped up in a pretty bow.
And until that day comes, we need medicine to be practiced by observation and insight. We might not understand exactly what is wrong with Noah and I, but we’ve observed repetitive and chronic infections unless we’re on daily antibiotics, we’ve observed severe constipation, we’ve observed lack of a basic immune response with certain types of infections (mostly bacterial).
If that isn’t enough for a researcher to understand there is a serious fucking problem, then I can’t reach them. They’re not listening.
Most people are afraid of the unknown, most people are afraid to be wrong, to fail a hundred times before you’re finally right,
But all great scientists and doctors are not. And unfortunately for me, there’s only a handful of them in a lifetime.
Scientists say they’ve discovered a new organ, and it’s the biggest in your body https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/scientists-say-theyve-discovered-new-organ-biggest-body-180538885.html?soc_src=community&soc_trk=ma