Hope this is ok to quote:
"My procedure lasted 3 hours, but I was awake through out. A few hours of lying flat I was allowed to get up and that's when I knew something was different. My legs swung off the bed without me telling them or dragging them. When my feet hit the floor I felt it! I stood with strength and balance. Everyone was trying to hold me and hand me my cane, I stated, "No no, don't touch me, please, I have balance. I think I can walk." They urged me to just sit, but I'm stubborn and bullheaded and I proceeded to walk around the recovery room with strength and balance and pronounce it to be so! I walked out of that hospital without huffing and puffing from dragging my body. I could breathe! OMG! I could breathe! I walked down stairs, turned around and walked up them and did it again and again."
Now that's a happy ending.
"However, the truth in science ultimately emerges, although sometimes it takes a very long time," Arthur Silverstein, Autoimmunity: A History of the Early Struggle for Recognition