I would also like to express my deep gratitude to you, cheer leader, and to your husband, for bringing this breakthrough to light. I would know nothing of this therapy, if not for you.
Because of the W5 piece, and because of the information that I have gleaned from this forum, I have e-mailed Dr. Simka, and asked if he will treat me in the New Year. We have been planning to be out of Vancouver for the Olympics, but had no plan. This has all arrived in the most synchronistic way. Winter in Silesia... I never would have dreamed.
As your husband has described, it has been a steady drip, drip, drip, for the last 16 years for me, and I had finally resigned myself to the idea that Secondary Progressive was arriving in my life. The RR was bad enough, but I finally had a child three years ago, and I feel sorry for him having to deal with my problems. I can't stand to tell him that I am sorry for being grumpy, that I am sorry that Da can't dance with him right now, etc. I am enervated with hope all of a sudden.
So thank you, and everyone who contributes here, from my family, and from me. Don't be dejected by any perceived negativity. I simply feel sad for those who have even less hope than I have had. I think that it is very possible to become invested in invalidity. I find even myself having trepidations. MS is all I have known for a third of my life, and I have so often tried to remember what it is like to feel as I did before 1993, and I can't. I hope that like the Italian fellow who cannot remember what it felt like to be ill, that I, and all of us, will soon know that same relief. I have always rejected the drugs, stem cell, etc., but I feel in my heart that this is it.