Old regimens section update. I'm still sleeping on an inclined bed, since 8 May 2009, with a few weeks off here and there travelling. The spams which reared up last Monday through to Wednesday inclusive and seemed associated with my anti-cancer broccoli sprout extract pills have been much calmer but still there. This is disappointing as I hadn't really had any spasms since the operation in the US. I suspect that the pills caused a sudden spike in coagulation AND immune stimulation AND apoptosis of the endothelium. This could easily have opened up the venular gaps and caused a bit of an inflammatory reaction. So sadly it seems like these pills are strictly verboten. I'm sad as they look absolutely fabulous for cancer. Best to stick to the rat poison and plavex!
I walked about 600m yesterday with my cane in one fell swoop and I could have probably walked another 300m or so by my reckoning but the gelataria got in the way!
I'm still far more confident on the bladder front as I only seem to get urgency when the bladder is actually full now as opposed to whenever the nerves feel irritated which could have been up to every hour.
I still have the sensory deficit in the right hand which appeared last week with the spasms but yesterday it mostly disappeared.
I've hardly had any movement induced phosphenes these last 2 months.
The bowel function is ok so long as I continue taking magnesium citrate and I'm voiding manually much less.
I'm having my MRI, courtesy of the NHS, my first ever NHS funded scan, on the 1st September but I very much doubt that there will be much change there. Still the delay compared to most people's follow-up might allow for some more healing in the CNS although the broccoli sprouts may have put a spanner in the works.
When I was beginning to lose the ability to walk in 2004 my NHS doctor told me there was an 18month waiting list to see the neurologist and a further 9 month waiting list for an MRI. So "Why bother?" she said before kicking me out after 5 mins. That's the NHS!
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,