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Almost immediately after the procedure, they noticed results.
"His eyes were bright and shiny, his fingers and toes were pink and warm, and he had substance," she said. "It's hard to explain, but he looked different."
"I could breathe," recalled Jim. The so-called MS hug -a feeling of tightness or constriction in the chest that makes it difficult to draw a deep breath -was gone.
What was slowly coming back, in addition to his strength, his energy, his colour and his sense of mental clarity, was a feeling of hope.
Simply raising his right hand to hold hers -something he hasn't been able to do for years -brought tears to her eyes the first time he did it.
Other things that most adults take for granted -feeding himself, coughing, blowing his own nose -are now considered milestones in his recovery, achievements to be celebrated.
"I feel like a toddler," he said with a smile, drawing a laugh from his wife.
Based on his own remarkable progress, which Paula has carefully tracked in a detailed log, and which an occupational therapist has confirmed in an analysis of his improved range of motion, the Thomsons unreservedly recommend that others with MS consider the Liberation treatment.