Since January 11, 2009, I have been off of all anbiotics except for one series of intermittent, to which I had no reaction. This is all so amazing, extending into the rhelm of the unreal - yet I am here, working hard every day, doing much of what I would like to - the main reason I can't do more being that there are only 24 hours in the day.
Around the end of January I went for my regular checkup and told my doctor about reaching the end of my four year four month regimen. He was very suitably impressed and later said as we discussed this that our site is "IT". I had suggested that all his MS patients should do this and he made his usual tongue-in-cheek joke (?) about my visiting him in jail when they come and raid his office and take away my file. As both he and my husband say: This is not accepted medical practice. To which I respond: But it works - and not just for me, but for many others who would be dead or a reasonable facsimile thereof. Some may say to that, that he/she is not "up and running" (I don't run, but I sure do walk), to which I say that we don't know for years how much improvement we will get, these are not dangerous drugs, and it's lots better than the alternatives we are offered by the ones supposedly in the know.
Our phone is finally fixed. Our phone line had to be dug up for several hundred feet. The men said it looked like the dogs had dug it up, chewed it, and reburied it. Our brand new hard drive died and had to be replaced. It was under warranty, but is still not right or complete.
This was all at the best time since it has been kidding season, and our day has typically begun at 6 AM and ended for the most part around 10 or 11 PM. I say mostly because 2 AM is a very popular time to kid, which or course makes 6 AM come much sooner than it would otherwise.
A note to all who are at the beginning of this immense endeavor: Five years ago, we sold half our herd of wonderful goats - an undertaking begun now 32 years ago, with an enormous amount of labor expended every day since. We were forced into this by the circumstances of my very rapidly declining health. I wish all of us to be well and get all the recovery that we can. I will never be as capable as I was but I have most of me back. We can do this and spread it to the world. My doctor said so.