drsclafani wrote:These are perhaps my ten most memorable reports from patients. they are not typical, for most patients have slight changes, that are sometimes pregressive improvements over time, others may not even be real. Other patients have never given me a followup
I ask all my patients now to send me a monthly email on their 'Liberation Day". hopefully many will do it so i can put what i do in perspective.
of course, i have said many times, my goal is to prolong time to disability. Everything else is a joyful surprise or a frustrating disappointment.
So here is the cases i will share with you
1. i its like all of a sudden someone took off my glasses and washed all the smudges off. But i wasnt wearing glasses.
2. i was so tired that i have never stood by the family bonfire as long as my kids can remember. Now i do. A few months later i am cross country skiing with my wife in the evenings.
3. I had a patient who was a wall walker, day after the procedure he came back and stood on one leg for what seems like a long time, and then rode a bicycle two weeks later.
4. i see in technicolor
5. I am less tired
6. I can harvest the winter wheat driving the combine and walk on the uneven terrain of the mud without falliing
7. nothing has changed
8 i feel worse, my balance is not as good
9.My feet are warm now
10. everything looks sharper and clearer