THE EDITOR RESPONDS: Thank you for your letter, Meg. Please keep in mind that losing weight can be very difficult—in the case of Mr. Mathers, it required a complete transformation of his lifestyle and relationship to food. In the future, we will explore doing an article on other forms of neuropathy, such as caused by multiple sclerosis.
Your story on Jerry Mathers was fantastic. Just seeing his picture tugged at my heart strings.
Let's hope that Mathers' neuropathy stays beaten. And if he did it, maybe I can too.