scorpion wrote: Cece wrote:
Life returns for MS sufferer following U.S. surgery
"I've been doing wonderful, absolutely wonderful - it's amazing," she said last week. "I'm a realist, but it worked. I don't know what to say except that it worked for me."
"My husband came in the recovery room, and noticed right away that my hands and feet were warm again," said Taylor. "My muscle spasms were non-existent the next night. I was on the computer, sitting cross-legged, and I couldn't do that before."
"I'm back to being an energizer bunny," she joked. "Now if I get fatigued, it's for a reason. My cognitive function is back now, too. My head doesn't feel like it's full of cotton. I don't understand all of the medical stuff (concerning the treatment), but I don't care. I had no other options."
For now, Taylor is reveling in her newfound physical freedom and the reemergence of a social life she had almost forgotten. She told the EMC how "phenomenal" it felt just to be able to go out on a Friday night with her husband and catch some live music.
Meanwhile, her 21-year-old son is finishing a tattoo meant to honour his mother. The first part, done while Taylor was awaiting treatment, had the word 'hope' and the letters 'MS'. Now, he is adding a hand holding the controls to a marionette puppet, the strings in the image are broken, and the puppet is walking away under its own power.
I love these outcomes.
http://www.emcbarrhaven.ca/20110324/new ... S.+surgery
Can any of the doctors or members on here please explain to me how "opening up a vein/s" enables someone to be able to cross their legs when they could not before???
It allows fresh blood flow (and fresh oxygen, as well as the removal of old stale iron-heavy dead blood) through a previously stenotic blood vessel (pre-liberation) to the area where the nerve(s) that would control the muscle movement in the spine (or central nervous system in general). Thus, if backwash of blood in the previously stenotic blood vessel is removed, and the vein has proper flow - and inflammation of the vein (due to iron, and sheer among other things) is removed - as well as potential leaking of blood crossing the BBB, well it's quite simple really to see how nerves would "heal" and people could do things they couldn't pre-liberation.
Thus, you couldn't get a signal to cross your legs before ... after liberation you can.
Same goes for my wife, not being able to point her toes before liberation, after she could.
But I assume you didn't really 'want' an explanation, nor another REAL LIFE example.
It's all really simple and logical, and more beautifully follows all the laws of simple systems engineering ... if you'd actually want to take the time to study it and understand it - I'll be happy to explain the theories of it to you. As well as the why's, as in why it makes sense ... why some people get results and others don't ... why EAE doesn't make sense ... and the others you seem to ignore. But maybe now you're just genuinely interested all of a sudden.