CIPD: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) is a slowly developing autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system attacks the myelin that insulates and protects your body's nerves. The exact cause is not known. Common symptoms are gradual weakness or sensation changes in the arms or legs. Matt has had to move home temporarily because of this.
Recent update from Matt:Thanks ya’ll! Much love! I’m hoping to bounce like a rubber ball. Initial reaction to prednisone is strong, so good indicator I’ll be ok. Progress every day. Once I get ivIG it should scrape rust off the wagon, then I’ll start to paint over it.
Stairs are the toughest part, but I’m getting on a spin bike now and gaining fingers and toes back with fine nerve manipulation like drawing and scrunching a towel with my feet.
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