This is really a report about the future of the blog with a small update. I plan on providing occasional updates on patients who were in Panama and updates on stem cell developments which I may receive, so I will continue the blog as new developments occur.
The doctors have told all of us to give the stem cells from 3 to 6 months to do their work inside our system, so we will be patiently but anxiously awaiting the next several weeks. We greatly appreciate the help of so many people who helped get us to this stage of being patient and anxiuos - I'm not sure any of us were feeling too hopeful or anxious six months ago.
As for some of my fellow MS patients: Steve is back in Ennis and going to physical therapy weekly and is feeling better and using his cane less. Janice reported that she is using her scooter less and her walker more. Judi has said that she is able to lift her right leg (her bad one) better, is using her cane less, and is more steady when she walks. I walked up the steps (and down later) to Ennis HS the other day without using the rail. As I have said before, those things sound small and perhaps insignificant to some, but those are all big steps for us.
Each day we do something that we couldn't do earlier is a small victory - and small victories keep us encouraged and excited about tomorrow. That sounds like HOPE, doesn't it!