I'm afraid I don't agree with you that MS can be reversed (the damage) at this time. I don't get the feeling that there is any magic bullet in the works; lots of experimental stuff, but so far no results.
I think of Annette Funicello as an example of a person who had the means to explore various treatments. She's not in the news much, but the little that is printed portrays her as in bad shape with no improvement.
I'm pretty sure she tried all the available treatments.
I don't think my sinus surgeon was a bad one. He has a great reputation; my sinus is not an easy fix.
I'm not sure about sinusplasty; I'll look it up. I have an infection that doesn't respond to most antibiotics and the big gun antibiotics are risky. I've had a severe allergic reaction to Sulfa drugs for instance, and the newer drugs really do give me problems ...they tear up my stomach or my digestive tract. Once upon a time docs could give you an injection, but not nowdays as my doc explained you'd have to have many injections to get to a dosage that would combat some of the newer bacteria that has evolved.
During my surgery on my sinuses I started bleeding, probably related to the fact that the day prior i'd fallen down the steps from my bonus room, face down, for 9 steps. There was no outward sign of swelling and bruising, but I know how hard I hit when I fell. So probably the damage was inside. I told the doc but he apparently didn't see any problem...
So for 30 minutes they had to staunch the bloodflow and it interfered with progress.
I was okay for a while after surgery, but without the meds like Astelin for the cough/drainage I'd be back to square one. The surgery is not without risk and I am unsure I want to do it again.
Other than that I could do the super antibiotic IV, but there again ...what are the secondary effects???
Right now I have the sinus infection and a UTI. Oh it's just a real fun time. The Cipro I'm on is really not working too well. So I'm not feeling very good.
I do think age is something to consider. I sure feel older and not at all like when I was 40. For about 15 yrs. I took care of my sickly mom and dad. It was an ordeal to say the least and a losing battle with the healthcare problems which arose. I didn't have much time to take care of me.
One time I said to my husband...I'm grateful (and sad) to remember the days when I awoke refreshed and felt like embracing the day.