One month update: ...
...My improvements have been about the same since the procedure. No more big changes.
That's what I thought. In fact, I thought I was back-slidin'. But you just have to allow for small possibilities, and once you add them up, things are still improving! I don't expect to walk soon, if ever, but handwriting. Eyesight. A little at a time, one day better than the next... And you don't see this, because I am so ornery about correcting, but I don't have to backspace nearly as much. I may not wear out the backspace key after all!
I never *could* play the piano. And I still mourn my hand-made guitar, and playing it. Gonna try a nylon-string ukulele. But I am amazing myself (and everyone else) at how much I can play the piano now. I play by ear, with three note chords mostly. I remember seeing Oscar Peterson after a stroke, and how much he could do with one hand. I've got an excuse. I never was any good. But for the first time in a long time, I feel like I am getting better at something! Show me the MS sufferer who can say that... I couldn't, for most of 20 years.
I hadn't tried it in so long, I'd forgotten how many songs I knew from guitar playing!
So directions to Carnegie Hall remain the same.