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So I guess I will keep getting better
August 11th, 2008 by Chris

Well the stitches are gone and so is the heat.  I’m very happy to report that everything is back to the way it was before…..except…..

Now it seems like I can walk better than I could before I had the heat issues.  Not so much better but my endurance is much better.  I can stay standing to rest up after walking a distance.  I really don’t “need” to sit as much as I did.  I’m still slow but now I can go farther.  Also, my hamstring in my right leg is actually tightening when I walk and showing it’s being worked.  It used to be just soft fat all the time.  Now there is actual tough muscle in there.  ( GOD IS IT SMALL!!)

I can’t start working out with my upper body until next week or the week after.  It would hurt my hand.  This does not stop me from working those legs.  I walk like mad all over my house and as much as I can.  I still need to use the scooters at the grocery store but I am walking into the store.

I can – ugly as it may be because of my foot- go up the stairs and actually lift my leg to the next stair.  The foot is ugly but that was the first thing to go and the thing I really don’t expect to get back anytime soon. ( I won’t stop trying though)


Chris Has MS

Chris Had MS.  I used to have MS.  The MS I had is dead.

The reason I use those words folks is because I am a firm believer that Joel Osteen is 100% right.  The reason God is working this wonder in me is because I am giving him the right avenues he needs to work.

God works on positive attitudes and faith.  None of these involves the words “what if”.  God always did the best work in those who did the best they could, lived the best lives they could, and let God reward them for their hard work.

I always maintained I needed to have MS because I had a lesson God needed to teach me.  I never once thought I would have MS forever and once I saw the Tovaxin trial, and the the other things going on for MS in medicine, I felt positive.  I was turned down for the Tovaxin trial but I never got pissy or anxious with God.  I knew he needed me to wait and to learn.  Then when I had learned what I needed to (oh the thousands of lessons) he had Brett contact me so I could finally loose this disease.

First of all folks we all need to thank God for the folks at JH and not HiCy.  OK do it for them both lol.

Second of all I believe to thank God for allowing us to get this chance it involves us busting our butts to get better.

Third, I believe that God doesn’t stop doing good things just because he helped you out once.  Even if you don’t get it all back there are plenty of things coming out that may fix the leftovers.  Let God fix it and you put yourself in the proper situations by working hard.

In conclusion…

There is only one way you will know how well HiCy worked and that will be 5 years from now.  The only thing you can do is bust your ass in the gym and in regular life doing everything you can to get better.  Let your body, or God say you will never get any better. Let the grave decide the time line you are willing to put towards the effort.

God never helps someone not working towards a goal. Always, always, have a goal.


5 Responses to “So I guess I will keep getting better”
  1. MaggieMae Says:
    August 12th, 2008 at 6:27 am

    Glad to hear that you are feeling stronger. I check in every day to see if you have posted. Thanks for keeping us updated and keep up the good fight.

  2. Keri Says:
    August 16th, 2008 at 2:13 am

    Hi Chris,
    Glad to see that you’re continuing to have some improvement! I just started PT this week and I’ve also been working on losing weight and walking. One day, one step at a time……will keep fighting this and doing whatever I can to ward off any future relapses! Time will tell, I guess. :)

  3. Kathy Says:
    August 19th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Happy to hear things are geting better for you! I talked to my neuro and Rush hospital in chicago are having more and more people sign up for HiCy. Great news for all of us MSers. Keep up the good work!

  4. Marilyn Peacher Says:
    August 21st, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Beautiful-that’s all I can say.

  5. ally Says:
    August 22nd, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Anyone have the numbers of how many people are actually having this done. last I read it was only up to 29 at JH. I could be wrong, thats why I am asking.

    Also, how dangerous is this treatment? I know there are some risks, but what are they exactly?