Like Beethoven, MRIs are even better the second time. With the 1st MRI from Aug, 2002 missing (!), the local radiologist read the films 2 through 5 and gave a verdict of overall improvement. We will attempt to find the mysterious missing 1st film because it IS 1st and probably worst, having been taken because I was having so much trouble. However, 3 through 5 were all done after beginning abx Sept, 2004. No. 2 was Jan 2004 before starting abx, then Jan 2005, then June 2005, and finally Jan. 2006. No new lesions and the existent ones are not as bright, especially in the latest. I have no intention of sitting and waiting a probable year for the next but to get up every morning possible and do whatever needs doing at an ever-increasing speed. Within reason, of coiurse!