I was diagnosed with MS at the beginning of 2015. In the the preceding year I went from a slight pain in my back to needing a wheelchair. The initial diagnosis was a problem with my back, but a hospital stay diagnosed MS. Eventually I was given a 5 day, high dose steroid treatment. From day one I was able to lift my feet off the floor. 18 months later and I can walk about with a cane, although I use my powered wheelchair for distance. Progress has been reasonably steady and seems to match that of stem cell replacement therapy patients I saw in a documentary. So far MRI shows no progression of my brain lesions. Spasticity remains my most severe symptom, as well as fatigue especially in the summer heat. My life has certainly improved from where it was 18 months ago.