"I've been doing wonderful, absolutely wonderful - it's amazing," she said last week. "I'm a realist, but it worked. I don't know what to say except that it worked for me."
"My husband came in the recovery room, and noticed right away that my hands and feet were warm again," said Taylor. "My muscle spasms were non-existent the next night. I was on the computer, sitting cross-legged, and I couldn't do that before."
"I'm back to being an energizer bunny," she joked. "Now if I get fatigued, it's for a reason. My cognitive function is back now, too. My head doesn't feel like it's full of cotton. I don't understand all of the medical stuff (concerning the treatment), but I don't care. I had no other options."
For now, Taylor is reveling in her newfound physical freedom and the reemergence of a social life she had almost forgotten. She told the EMC how "phenomenal" it felt just to be able to go out on a Friday night with her husband and catch some live music.
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Meanwhile, her 21-year-old son is finishing a tattoo meant to honour his mother. The first part, done while Taylor was awaiting treatment, had the word 'hope' and the letters 'MS'. Now, he is adding a hand holding the controls to a marionette puppet, the strings in the image are broken, and the puppet is walking away under its own power.
These last two were previously posted as threads of their own, I'm moving them here to join the compilation.