p.p.s. on 10 year anniversary
One more point of clarification: when I say the strength has not returned in my arms, I mean STRENGTH. I was very athletic when I got sick and unusually strong for a woman. At this point, I have about normal strength in my arms for a woman my age, but am no longer “strong” or muscular. I lift about 10 pound weights in the gym to try to keep my arm strength up, but I was doing signficantly more than that before getting sick. So, I’m within the normal range, just not above average anymore. I want to make sure that I don’t leave the impression that I can’t lift anything.