LOVE watching you run up those steps!!! Congrats, Tilt. No survivor guilt for you, just increased compassion for others less fortunate and continued healing. We need to figure out why this works better for some than others. That's what we're trying to do at CCSVI Alliance http://www.ccsvi.org
My husband most certainly had "MS" at his diagnosis 5 years ago, in that he had multiple lesions separated in space and time. He had 20 lesions, six enhancing, banding in his CSF and numbness, fatigue, difficulty walking, pain, bladder problems, heat intolerence, etc.
Jeff's three years with no MS progression. He mountain bikes better than most guys his age-he's now 49. He can jog with our dog again. He's out weed wacking in 100 deg. heat today. He's already power washed the deck. I just brought him some ice water. He's smiling and sweating and really thankful.
In talking with his wonderful docs at Stanford, we keep coming back to what is maintaining long lasting and open flow--
and that's serious daily cardiovascular exercise and a heart healthy lifestyle. Dr. Dake's noted this in his original patients, like my Jeff, who have maintained flow. Maybe you guys are just lucky, maybe it was your sub-type of MS, maybe it will take decades more research to understand. But that does not negate nor take away from your healing.
continued health to you, tilt!