Cautious Optimism

A long and twisty road ahead ...  But at least there's a path

A long and twisty road ahead … But at least there’s a path

Three and a half days now since second Botox A treatment and (deep breath)… I’ve noticed some improvements in my head/neck positioning already:

  • Head tilt. Much improved. Prior to Tuesday’s treatment, watching TV (of which I do little) had become very difficult, as everyone on screen looked like they were ‘running up and down slopes’. Head looks, and feels vertically aligned.
  • Neck twist to left. Head still rotated, but appears much more central, when I am relaxed (for that read ‘slumped on the sofa’) than previously. Can do a more controlled, slow movement to right now. Well, actually, couldn’t do this at all before, without shaking.
  • Sleep. Easier to go to sleep, as neck is not straining to twist all the time (is still doing this, but with significantly less force).

Neurologist feedback? Should notice a change in 3-4 days, with further improvements over next two weeks.

Even if things get no better than now, I’ve at least experienced some benefit. 

Hope. That’s what this has given me. What can I say, except “Thank you”?

Break out the dressage test sheets. It’s time to get optimistic.

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About Dystonia Girl

Horse rider who loves to blog and do lots of other things too. Lives with, but is not defined by, a rare neurological condition called Dystonia.
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2 Responses to Cautious Optimism

  1. Ooo, this sounds as if it might lead to something good, DG. Keeping everything crossed for you.

    Who would have thought Botox would have such a useful application, instead of shoring up crumbling faces on insecure women?

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