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.


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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