You're right Lew.
We've already seen that when the MS assault stops, or is halted, the ability of the body to heal itself can sometimes be miraculous. Regardless of the recent articles I've read, that fact is going to remain the same. Reading something isn't going to change destiny.
I guess my point really was that, even though any kind of brain damage isn't a simple matter, MS doesn't seem to "simply" affect the cerebral cortex as I had assumed until a few days ago so some of my personal theories about reversal of symptoms, amount of recovery possible and how you go about aiding that, might have to change due to their being more factors involved than I was previously aware of.
I don't have time to go into detail but it's starting to look (to me) like plasticity plays a MUCH bigger part of every aspect of MS than it's been credited with, including playing a much bigger part of the relapsing/remitting aspect, self repair after disease mechanism stops/halts (obviously) and likely explain the biggest part of why young people with aggressive disease (sometimes) show such amazing recovery.