I forgot about this thread! Glad to read it this morning. Vegankit
- I have faith that your AI disease will slowly subside once again. Surgery takes a lot of recovery, after all, and stimulates the immune system into action.Bruce
- Decaying exponential curve - very interesting!f1jim
Also - an update - Since around when I first posted this in May 2012, I have gone through a DRAMATIC improvement in my psoriatic arthritis, and the very slight bits of barely there psoriasis I'd get on my lower back during my monthly cycle have disappeared. In terms of joint pain, I am able to do things I had given up on, with my mobility and strength. Like jogging, moving furniture, and doing yoga without a chair or a wall. I can sit on my heels without knee or ankle pain. Or foot pain. and on and on.
In short I am feeling mostly normal, again. Not the "new" normal of reduced joint pain, but really normal.
So, hang in there. See what happens.
I was recently googling ASW video clips to send to a sick relative as a teaser, and I came across one where Dr M spontaneously introduces Phyllis Heaphy to the audience, and says that "after 4 years, all signs of rheumatoid arthritis were gone" for her. (I'll have to look around later and find it - my FIL just had a heart attack so no time now.)
I saw her Star McDougaller video originally and gathered it only took a couple of months. 4 years seems like a long time, in many ways, but I found it encouraging to hear more confirmation that things don't happen overnight for everyone.
Sorry if I am not making much sense - I am a little frazzled at the moment.