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Apologies to those who get this more than once...but I just had to share...

I know this community has been pretty dead lately, and I apologize for that.  I will be working to revive it in the coming days.  And now, on with the news.

Wednesday morning I had my first round of Botox injections for treatment of spasticity in my legs.  As of today, the following things should be noted in relation to that:

I haven't used my wheelchair since the day of coming home.
Today, I just spent nearly two hours cleaning my bedroom.  This included picking up the floor and vaccuming.  I accomplished both of these things with only moderate lower back pain that didn't require more than three rests of about two minutes, and minor foot pain, requiring the same. I haven't had the ability to vaccum in years due to extreme amounts of lower back and leg pain in years.

Also today, I stretched my achilles tendons by reaching the toes on both feet.  I haven't been able to reach the toes of my right foot without screaming, and assistance in almost 5 years.  And while I was stretching, I was able to flex just my quads enough to have it be noticeable to someone else. Again, isolated muscle group stretching has not been possible in years.

Apparently, hopefully, this is begining to work.

*tries not to get hopes too far up*

Between the improvements I gained in spasticity lessening from coming off Paxil and this, I seem to be finally winning the battle against losing mobility.  What a lovely change.

Speaking of that, if any of you are on Paxil, for depression or anxiety, CONSIDER GETTING OFF OF IT NOW AND ASKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE.  This drug aggrevates CP and other spastic disorder symptoms quite often according to my neuro.  It certainly did with me.  I got so bad they thought I had MS on top of the CP. </ranty public service announcement>

And now, it's after 4 am and I need to go to bed.  Keep your fingers crossed for this to keep working though, even if it's only in your head though, okay folks?
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On June 23rd, 2007 01:30 pm (UTC), babygirl76657 commented:
Congratulations on being able to accomplish so much today.
Botox works wonders...I have been receiving injections since I was about 5 yrs old.

Take Care

april
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