Barb just got Botox injected into her forearm and it worked! In her latest blog post she said that she can open her hand fully. That’s awesome, Botox won’t always have an effect. So, you’ve heard of Botox. It’s the stuff that women get injected into their foreheads and around their eyes so they don’t have wrinkles. Well, Botox paralyzes muscles so along with losing wrinkles you might lose facial expressions. But I guess it’s more important to some people to not be wrinkly than to emote. But it can be really useful for stroke survivors. Botox can be injected into spastic muscles to relax them so that the opposite muscle can work better. So if your biceps are spastic, you can get them injected with Botox and hopefully the triceps will work better to overcome the spasticity in the biceps and straighten the arm. I think it’s pretty important for me to write about this because I have a friend who cannot open her hand and Botox has never been mentioned to her. Maybe there’s a reason for this, I don’t know, I don’t know what all her hand can and can’t do. I have no spasticity, none of my muscles are overworking – they just act insanely weird – so I’m writing about something I just know about, have never had it myself.