Marie, its much too late now to do anything about it, but I do wish I had done as you suggest. Well, I did start out doing so, but working on quite a short fuse sometimes, I got annoyed one day and deleted the whole lot. I must say that at the time I wasn't planning on coming out with all this, just working on getting better. I never wrote on a forum until six months after starting treatment, and then it was some half baked English site and I might well have given up if I hadn't found ThisisMS. It is very difficult to see how you were, so it helps enormously when you have friends and family who can independently compare the differences, and also to see a video of yourself from a few months back.
Knowing what a stupid thing I had done, I have kept any mail from anybody doing this treatment which describes their symptoms at any one time, so I kind of knew already that you had some definite improvements, so I'm glad that your family see it as well.
What really sticks in my min about this update is your description of seizing up when you stand. I was doing that quite badly at first, but gradually it softened and then vanished. What I still do find, even now, is that if I have been sitting and really concentrating on something, then the doorbell rings or the phone rings and have left it over the other side of the room, I have to concentrate on walking properly for a few seconds, then I'm fine. Sometimes I don't limp at all, sometimes I do but that sees to depend on what mood I am in.
I think you have already gone way beyond the first aim of stopping progression. Certainly people in the very early stages of MS can make a much quicker and more complete recovery, but we, along with quite a few other people are showing what is possible with longer term progresive disease. Lets see what the next year brings.