thanks for your reply! I understand being busy. My kids have been playing outside with friends, so i have some spare time. I am sorry you are doing worse. I will keep you posted as our symptoms seem the same. I am sure you rember in the begining of all this and talking and posting trying to find something to discount our fears. I do agree that you just have to get on with life. BUT, quick questions-when your hands got thinner did you notice your veins? That was what i noticed first, i was like wow look at all those veins popping out! anyway sorry to take up your time.