@RDF - he had a wicked headache the morning after the first spinal canal injection, but that was it, and that's supposed to be pretty common. He didn't go straight to bed after the injection that day like he was supposed to, so that may have exacerbated it.

@NoDecaf - if I thought there were going to be any clinical trials going on in the US in the next 5-10 years for chronic SCI patients that Daniel actually had a chance of getting into, we would have waited. But the chances that he ever would have been accepted into a trial are so small that missing that opportunity is not a big concern for me. Anyway, it's all a personal decision. You know people who have spent money and gotten nothing back - I know people who have spent money and been happy with the results. I certainly agree with your other points.