Just an update on the MS symptoms about 2.5 weeks after surgery. I am also sleeping on an inclined bed so maybe that is also having an effect. I continue to have much reduced urgency on the bladder front and I am able to void a bit better too but still need manual assistance to void completely. I don't think I need to pursue the catheter plan which 4 months ago I initiated with the NHS. I have had a few spasms last night whilst going to sleep and this morning however they were very mild and seem somehow different to the old spasms. I needed no tizanidine/baclofen and have had no baclofen/tizanidine since the operation. I ventured forth on my own today to a meeting full of serious suits and stood throughout the half hour lunch break talking and eating. The walk thereafter to the taxi wasn't too bad but I was glad for my walking stick. I noticed today the tight bands around both knees which had seemed to disappear immediately after the surgery and walking today hasn't been quite as good as the last few days. My right hand is silky smooth including the index finger and thumb which have in the past always retained some numbness. I honestly can barely tell the difference between my right and left hands. To summarize, I think the MS symptoms immediately improved after the surgery and are now in a state of a small amount of flux. Things seem to be changing, some positively, some a bit negatively. I expect quite a lot of time will be required before things settle down.
My shoulders are still pretty sore. Pain about 2.5 to 3. I slept on a funny, mould-your-head-to-the-pillow pillow last night and awoke with sore shoulders and neck, so I'm not sure about that. It seemed really comfortable to go to sleep on.
3 years antibiotics, 06/09 bilateral jug stents at C1, 05/11 ballooning of both jug valves, 07/12 stenting of renal vein, azygos & jug valve ballooning,