Lee, as You likely remember, I have done many medical edits here in Okinawa; and as a layman, it became incumbent for me to learn to research that area.
I'm sorry to hear of illness in Your Family, and if You'd care to share the details, I'd be happy to take a look/see. I would have responded to You sooner, but I'd already used all of my fifteen daily posts.
Far be it from me to advise a long-time, experienced, trader like You, but I've watched AVXL since ~ $0.80, but like previous iterations, I've been stupid mao; and bought too little early on - now I must rely on being able to use margin properly.
I've been wrong many times in the past, but from all that I can see this stock is going very much higher than it is now - Needless to say, much depends on the new data released on Nov 7, (at THE most major such conference of the year), but Missling has consistently under-promised and over-delivered. This guy is one "clever cookie"; and the people he's chosen to surround himself with are not close to being "chopped liver." A look at management bios would be worthwhile - such guys would not risk their prestige and respect on anything less than this.
One of the reasons I was so late in accumulating was because I was reading historical postings. Not only does he over-deliver, but he delivers when it is least expected. I was accumulating pre-split, and quite suddenly the reverse split was announced - I needed but a couple of more days before social security would deliver me more powder - If the reverse split had come a couple days later, I would not be so dependent on margin as I am now.
From my perspective, my meager amount of shares is good enough for a homerun, but I need a grand slam homerun if I'm ever to escape this island or if not in time, leave Yumiko in reasonable comfort, after I'm gone.
If You ever want to discuss the stock or Your health concerns, please remember voice aka Skype is my preferred medium.