Today is 1 week post procedure, wanted to update the blog with some new videos but Blogger is currently under maintenance so I thought I would post them here for the time being.
Below you'll find three videos, similar to pre-procedure videos you can find one the blog @ ourmsjourney.blogspot.com
One thing I believe is important to note in Courtney's case, is that she has lesions in both her spine and in the pons area of the brain. The one in the pons area is particularly suspect as it could very well be effecting the traffic of neurological signals to her legs. Its possible that an increase of blood flow may not benefit her ability to walk unassisted as much as others. Just wanted to put that information out there, as everyone knows each case is a little different.
Walking: Looking at before and after videos you'll notice the speed of her gait is faster, her knees lift higher and with more ease, and her toes do not drag as badly as before.
Hands: I wish we had video of her crossing her fingers pre-procedure, but its not something we thought about. Pre-procedure she could not cross her fingers on her right hand without using her left hand for assistance.
Leg Lifts: These look similar to pre-procedure, specifically the right leg. However, note that she is able to left her left leg with more ease.