I rec'd a phone call from my neuro doctor yesterday (yes, a Saturady mid afternoon phone call from a neurologist!) afternoon. He wanted to update me on some of the tests that had been run over the last few weeks. He prefaced everything by saying this is a small gain, but a gain none the less..... "The swelling in my brain has gone down! " Neuro doctor reiterated the fact that the decrease in swelling is quite small but it is a step in the right direction. It's too early to ask what if & how much permanent damage there may be - that's a Mayo Clinic thing & they may not know. So - who would like to join me & my smaller brain in a glass of wine & celebration?