I went to see my spinal cord rehab doctor at the U today and am pleased with the results. She has changed my ASIA classification from ASIA A complete to ASIA B incomplete. This is the first time my classification has changed since my injury (which was 9 months ago).
Here is a breakdown of the ASIA status as set by the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA):
A = Complete: No motor or sensory function is preserved in the sacral segments S4-S5.
B = Incomplete: Sensory but not motor function is preserved below the neurological level and includes the sacral segments S4-S5.
C = Incomplete: Motor function is preserved below the neurological level, and more than half of key muscles below the neurological level have a muscle grade less than 3.
D = Incomplete: Motor function is preserved below the neurological level, and at least half of key muscles below the neurological level have a muscle grade of 3 or more.
E = Normal: motor and sensory function are normal.
Only three more letters to go to get back to normal! Let's hope the next three letters don't each take 9 months - ah!