I saw Dr. Balabanov yesterday. He said there is NO CHANGE between the MRIs from November 2008 and January 2010!! I'm extremely pleased and he was too. He was very pleased with my progress in general, in fact. I had left the house at 4 30 AM and was sitting for hours and hours so I was in rough shape when I got there. But, despite the lack of exercise, he still thought my strength was good. I made the trip alone this time and had no problem navigating the airports on my own even though I was completely exhausted.
As I was leaving his office I heard someone call my name and it was the husband of the woman I got to be friends with while at Rush! She was seeing Dr. B the same day! It was great to see her.
I'm feeling really good in general and love being back to work. I worked 3 days in a row last week and had no problems. I'm working 4 days next week and am not at all nervous about it. About a month ago I got a puppy and she is keeping me active. I have no problem getting up in the morning to take her out. I admit that I was nervous about it.
I had all sorts of things to mention but I can't think of anything that seems important. The bottom line is that I'm getting better.