Our very own Chris Young ladies and gentlemen!
Mel continues to do well, her 3 month was v.positive, she aced the maths test for the first time ever, gait is better, walk test is faster and EDSS has dropped.
Heat really flares things up by they settle when cool, it's HOT in Houston, we've dropped the AC to 70 from its usual 75-77 and that has done the trick.
I'll update the blog properly soon.
Mel's back at work full time, and the best thing is she's running again. Slowly with a lot of walking but working out all the same, she used to run 10k's before the MS took hold.
Everything is fantastic.
Hopkins told us that no one (granted, only 11 months out) who has followed up the HiCy with Copaxone has had any signs of reactivation.
One lady from the original nine went from an EDSS of 6 to 1, after three years she's reactivated and crept up to a 3. They are redoing the HiCy then following with Copaxone to retrain.
In all primate models it's been impossible to induce MS/EAE after prophylactic Copaxone.
I know it's only 11 months but jesus I'm positive about this stuff.
Mel's number 22 I think of 29.
We go back just before Christmas, hopefully she'll be even better then.
Also today was the first day she went out in public, to work no less, without a headscarf on. Her hair is back! Boyish, but back.
It looks the same colour/texture but its still short so can't tell if curly or straight etc.
Onwards and Upwards!