Donnchadh - just a quick THANK YOU! Since I also have PPMS, your thread is one of the first I read. I am sincerely happy for you. I have started my letter writing to IRs in Chicago (I am in Michigan's U.P.). Sending positive energy your way for continued improvement...
Thank you....I can use all the positive karma I can get. Looking back at this all, I am amazed how quickly this fell into place for me. After twenty years!!!!
I went shopping today at Wal Mart and as usual used a grocery cart. Pre-procedure, my left foot would drag. My right calf would tightened up. And by the time I checked out, I was exhausted.
Today, no left foot drag. The right calf tightness was gone. Still felt a strange sensation of individual muscles contracting and relaxing in the lower right leg. The sensation of two "concrete pillars" was gone. Pace was quicker and much more fluid. Still far from normal but amazing differences since Thursday.
I had to carry 50 pounds up 21 steps to get up to my apartment; it wasn't easy but I did it. I was tired but it was the appropriate kind of tired: after physical work. I used my exercise bike for the first time yesterday and did 1 mile. I was too tired to try more today after shopping.