OMG, my foot moved

Since I was diagnosed I've had no voluntary movement in my left foot or my left leg below the knee. As many of you know it's very frustrating to have foot drop and have to wear an AFO. Anyway, last night I was laying in bed trying to make my toes curl, as I do every night, and much to my surprise my foot moved about a quarter inch to the right. I was able to repeat that movement about 20 more times and replicated it this morning before getting dressed. I could even feel a muscle in my arch contracting. I was so excited. While a quarter inch isn't much, the simple fact that I could make my foot move at all under my command, even if it's not controlled, means that I have a chance for those nerves to come back. I know I've still got a long road ahead of me and it may be years before I can get rid of the AFO and the cane at least now there is hope.

Mega Yay !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Most of your brothers and sisters here know how exciting and big these "little" kind of victories really are.

Great News!! Keep on celebrating the successes! I am 2 years past diagnosis and still happy at every inch of progress! We can all relate....there is hope!

Keep wiggling those toes!!!!

Well done you! That is one of the small miracles Mark. I hope that you have physiotherapy so they can help you work on it. If you haven’t and it is possible it would be a good thing. I found that is was very surprising how quickly things went once I got movement in my legs. There was a definite progress every day. It’s a good idea to keep a progress journal because you will forget otherwise.

That is so good to hear!! Hope it keeps getting better everyday!