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Old 06-07-2011, 11:23 PM
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I honestly have no clue how much walking I will regain with this procedure. One person saw big gains after year two and can now play street hockey with her kids (she was in a Canadian trial). Another kid from Australia went from wheelchair to walking. But the norm is modest improvement, not massive. That said, seeing as how only rare drug trials like Campath have shown potentially minor improvement (.5 on the EDSS in cases), a "modest" improvement of 1.0 on the EDSS or better is huge. So I can't complain, going from a 5.5 (pushing a 6.0) to a 4.0. But I do wonder what would have happened if I had been treated six months earlier (when my EDSS was barely a 4.0 and I only needed a cane occasionally).
Dave Bexfield
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