This is Annie's lady. I want to just add a short note. I've decided, at least for now, to not give Annie the pain medicine we wrote about in our last post. Since she's not in pain, I feel better not giving her medication. We watch her intently and keep a journal of her episodes. She periodically loses her balance and it seems like this is due to back leg weakness and stiffness, but she doesn't display any pain symptoms. This also does not in any serious way interfere with her activity or lifestyle.