Patient: Mark diagnosis: PPMS 5/07 ( at age 50 ) lesions: scattered foci of the T2 hyperintense signal within the pariventicular and subcorttical white matter with involvement of the corpus callosum and colossal skeptical margin. Mild T2 shine through involving largest lesion within left perivvenrticular white matter measuring 7 mm Symptoms: left drop foot, pins and needle feeling in left foot, left leg weak, severe headaches, double vision, loud noises and ringing in ears, urgent bladder and bowel issues, stiff neck, left hand numbness and weakness, not able to perspire, heat intolerance, eyes twitched for days at a time, left side of face would tighten, left foot turned purple, head hot and feet and hands cold. Edss: at present 5.5 Treatments: candida cleanse, antibiotic ( lime disease protocol ), anti viral, Swank diet, chelation therapy 3 months, low dose naltraxone 3 months, reduced stress load from work, 85% raw food diet, eat home grown organic foods, Exercise daily. Diagnosis at Stanford 6/29/09: blockages of both jugular veins high up near the base of skull in upper sinus area, right side jugular had a major twist ( resembled a pigs tail ) left side sharper than normal bends. A more accurate description with correct terminology will be posted when received back from Stanford. Treatment: 6/30/09 two stents placed in the right jugular. At one week I am doing better than expected. Certain issues that I had not even thought about have disappeared, and some still remain the same. Most noticeably my hearing has improved. No longer hear the sounds in my head of a busy welding shop, just a steady ring that would be expected of the years of exposure to loud diesel engines fishing and operating heavy equipment. Fatigue less, and heat tolerance is better. I have not had a cramp or major muscle spasm all this last week. The 7 year dull headache has vanished, and aside from an occasional twinge of pain near the stent area I am pain free. The most surprising has been the clarity in my vision. No need for reading glasses and can see distant objects like in the good old days. Also my wife Brenda says my eyes have lost the glazed over look and are clear and bright. I am able to lift my left leg a little higher, but the drop foot remains the same. The left hand still gets numb and week but recovers quickly with a little rest. Still facing bladder control issues, but the urgency seems less. I broke into a good sweat the second night of our trip home, just the arms and chest area but sweating for the first times in 3 yrs. My forehead has been damp but only when I am just nearly overheated and starting to fatigue. The scaly dry legs are starting to get oily, hopefully the precursor to sweating there also. My apatite has been great, and bowel movement is still slightly spastic but improving. Mood is great and I am very optimistic about the future.
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