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September 27, 2010
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Shannon continues to get stronger. The gains are more subtle, but she is going in a positive direction.
Dr. Ashish told her the second trip typically builds strength and endurance, nonetheless, she is having more hand function than when we arrived. Her blood pressure is more consistent and she doesn't get as light-headed when she stands in her calipers.
She is working on her computer quite a bit. She reviews reports and has even had conference calls and other phone contact with her work. She also has a bunch of stuff on her computer and phone that keeps her busy when she isn't working out or getting treatments.
She had the 3-day caudal this past week and had a lot of sensation during the injections. She has pockets of sensation that come and go.
This morning she had a BP which is an injection under the arm into a nerve bundle in the arm pit. Ouch! They use local anesthesia and her arm is numb for the rest of the day. Hopefully she will have some new sensations or strength in her arms and hands tomorrow in it. (Left) arm.
As I stated before, we are staying until October 18th and arriving in Dallas October 19th, about 12 days longer than we originally intended. Dr. Shroff is going to Australia and won't return until the 12th and she wanted to see Shannon before we return to the US.
Shannon and I went to a nearby tomb, tank, and small ancient village. Haus Khaz was built in the early 1300s and is within a mile and a half. It is uphill most of the way and Shannon pushed herself with the exception of a few rough spots. She also pushed herself home. This is an example of her endurance. Of course there are times that she crashes, too, but I can tell she is getting stronger.
It is an amazing site up there. The tombs and buildings are in great disrepair. This past spring there were no efforts to rennovate it but now there are crews at work to restore it. It is well worth a stop when in Delhi.
I have pictures and tried to load just one and could not do it. Sorry I don't know how to compress stuff. I will try again.
Love to all, Lola & Shannon