so it's looking pretty good for ccsvi. Many of us who had the operation and experienced little improvement are experiencing the big deal which is no further MS attacks.
So what about the damage already done? This is a thread where we think and yammer about making that numb hand resensitized.
The buzzword you have to learn is plasticity. http://www.google.ca/search?client=safa ... iAKW0vysCw
the textbook for this thread is 'a whole new mind' by Daniel Pink which you may have had a dozen people tell you to read.
So when I got diagnosed with MS 10 years ago I had some symptoms. Everything went away. In those days they called it 'remission' but I tend to think of it now as excellent reorganization. New pathways formed to fix all the problems in days.
In 09 I had my second attack, I got a preview of future nasties, but most things reorganized quickly. My left had was numb for only a couple of days, but my right hand has stayed numb til now and I walk like a drunk.
I've been working on this hand, typing long texts, practicing my saxophone, and it's 99% back.
Don't know how to get that last 1.% which leaves me feeling like I've been mixing cement all day and my hands got coated.
Weight lifting is pretty out of character for me but lifting large weight sets with my legs
has got my stomach muscles strong, and core strength improves your balance a ton.I don't know if it counts as reorganization but teaching yourself to walk again
is pathway building Im pretty sure.
It would be cool if this thread inspired one person to walk again...dunno, let's see.