I've just put an update on my website. If I may I'll copy it here
Nine years ago this month the Consultant Neurologist to whom Sarah was referred, after a history and a thorough examination, took me to one side and told me to prepare for the worst. The disease, multiple sclerosis, was in a progressive mode and behaving very aggressively. He advised me to look round for a nursing home. Her career as a fine artist was over. He was very frank, and I respect this.
Nine years on, Sarah is walking, painting, drawing - in fact she is doing some of her best art. From time to time she sends the above Neurologist a print of her latest work. She has never received any communication in return. Now, were I a clinician with a duty of care to a person given a disastrous diagnosis who learned that the disaster had been turned around, I should be curious to know why. It seems that not all doctors have this approach. Some evidently put their professional gravitas above their interest in patients as persons. It is painful to say this, but it is true.