HI Jim, KK2, Rica, Colin, Sarah,
Thank you! Let's do be sure to race on the beach, Sarah and Colin, right after we ride bikes. Rica could you run the stopwatch? Can you imagine? I have hope for all of us as far as running. We may all run because no one knows how much recovery is possible. No one has ever stopped the ongoing damage before. Look at polio victims. Often people were in iron lungs, even in midlife, and recovered normal function once damage was stopped. Plus, nerve regeneration is going along nicely in the labs. Some things, like pulsed electomagnetic fields, ( http://www.em-probe.com/index.html
) are available now for nerve regeneration
though again we are not yet "proven" with that kind of thing.
Like Rica said in her thread, I am thinking that this is very good and I'm happy to not progress. How odd to notice that something is better, and I have a gratitude sense that this would be OK if it was all I got. But apparently there's more to come it takes patience merely. I am going to get flagyl (soon I hope! Goodness weeks and weeks to get meds from Australia) then I will PLAN on that downturn. Thank you for the warning. I'm quite honestly a wimp and I do second guess myself all the time, which I'm sure you've figured out by now. Thus the constant "Am I better? NO not yet. How can I be better. I don't want to fool myself. I'm not on flagyl yet....Better not say I'm better til I can measure something" Being a medical person that measurable data is all important to me.
Thank you again for the encouragement and kind words. It is most positive to have this support! Gosh, how could a person do it without help and mentoring form others? Thank you everyone