The seven and eight year data is out on the PRISMS trial and it looks very good. This must have been what the “Confidence in Your Therapy” teleconference was about that I skipped but at least I ended up reading it in this article. I don’t think I am quite living up to their statistic of a 54% fall in relapse rate. 🙁 I am holding steady with a Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) of 1.0 due to my hands. (I peaked at a 3.5 in the big exacerbation) Time will have to tell if I will continue to hold off on having disease progression. I do agree with the complaints on the site that the EDSS focuses too much on whether you’re ambulatory and thus the legs. This severely discounts the problems I have had with my hands. Furthermore I agree with the assessment and critique of the “silent lesions” not being accounted for since I know I’ve had silent lesions and probably have some now. On the other hand it could probably be debated that without having any “clinically detectable symptoms” should we even want them included on a disability index?