She was also confronted with a shocking fact — with the aid of electromyography, electrical activity can be observed while inserting the electrode, and unaware that muscle tissue at rest is normally electrically inactive, she was greatly relieved by the loud “atmospherics” emanating from the equipment. It was a shock to learn that this was not good news — that what she was hearing was the sound of dying muscles!
Which Came First? The Chicken Or The Egg?
Now she has difficulty raising her arms over her head, rising from a sitting position, or climbing stairs; her voice is sometimes affected through weakness of the throat muscles; she cannot fasten a button; and only well-monitored doses of Prednisone prevent her from falling over when without her stick. We have been reading about a possible connection between the disease and fungi.
Was her affliction inevitable — determined long before she was born with that congenital birth defect? Alternatively, what might perhaps have been revealed by a muscle biopsy?