Ten weeks of meds and I don't think we can jinx it now - it's WORKING!!!!! Pain levels down, flexibility and range of motion up. I would estimate that I'm at about 50% of what my "normal" was before all this started. While this might not seem like a lot to you, it really is quite exciting to me. If this is as far as I go, I could be quite happy with this. I can function. Some of my recent achievements:
I drove on Tuesday for the first time in five months. Independence!
I put on my own socks.
I got a bowl out of the mid-upper cupboard.
I am walking a mile daily.
My weight is slowly coming back up from a low of 98 lbs.
Energy levels are better (still plagued by fatigue, though). [I saw a T-shirt design I like - "iTired: there's a nap for that"]
I can go up and down stairs, slowly.
I can usually pick things up off the floor (again, slowly and painstakingly).
If I could do a somersault, I would, I'm that excited! Okay, I know that these meds can just stop working for no apparent reason, and I know there are a lot of things I can't do yet, but I'm going to enjoy this right now regardless of what the future might bring. YEAH!!!!!!