This looks like a great link. I will take a look at it.
As others have posted, I couldn't agree more with the value of what you posted and your 4 reminders. While this, for some reason, is not so much of an issue for me, I have heard it a lot from people diagnosed with MS. I heard a version of it last Saturday from a young man who asked me about my service dog. Saying he was "all right now" but thinking about that "later" when he wouldn't be. It's so easy for that "later" not to be real to us. By the time I started eating this way, and even when I was diagnosed, it was considered secondary progressive. Who knows if that's accurate, or if other things, like the fibro I didn't know about, the CP, wheat intolerance, were contributing. So because O fall my other complications, and a family with cancer and heart disease history, I decided this would just be the best way to stop, slow down or prevent any further decline. So far so good. And I'm not tempted at all to do otherwise. I've had to be more strict within these guidelines than I would have thought, but even though I grouse to myself about that at times, I know I'm not really serious about that, because what I really like is feeling the way I feel when I eat what I should eat. I know I'm standing there doing what I'm doing BECAUSE of the way I'm eating, so if I want to keep doing and enjoying the level of health I'm enjoying, and continuing to nudge it in more and more of a healing direction, than I just stay with it. That's far more compelling to me than anything else that might try to tempt me.
Perhaps this occurs after many years, too. Because the "later" has become the "now" and in my case, it was pretty intractable. This WOE is the only thing that touches it. And then the dog, and the exercise I have been able to do subsequently feed the healing, too. But without the base of the diet, I'd probably be in the wheelchair and in bed a lot of the time. To have saved myself from that so far, one day at a time, by eating this way, is miracle enough to keep me from eating a piece of chocolate, or whatever the temptation du jour might serve up!
And yes, I would say it's wonderful that the symptoms down you back and leg are gone, and that there's a good chance the arm symptoms will resolve too. You bet!
Enjoyed reading all the comments, everyone. Thanks for your journal!