Thanks, like I said, it's not a perfect analogy, but it made the most sense to me. iPoop, that's yet another theory! I agree NCOT, we have no idea what's really being attacked, but I think even if we knew that, we wouldn't be able to do much to stop it once the attacking starts. And it really could be different for everyone - some could have it be the healthy tissue, others the shards, others the bacteria, etc. And that would be why different meds work differently for everyone, or why we have different trigger foods.
"For this thing I besought the Lord thrice that it depart from me. He said, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities; I take pleasure in infirmities, reproaches, necessities, persecutions, distresses, for when I am weak, then am I strong" 2 Cor