Yes... honopure is pricey, but if you buy it by the case it gets a bit cheaper. Hopefully in time the price will come down as honokiol extract becomes more available.
I do think honopure is helping but the other things that Derek is doing, that started this thread; drinking plenty of water, eating a healthful diet, taking a rest/mediating each day, singing (or meditating with mantra) and regular exercise are working too. Being happy, having people that you love in your life, doing things that you enjoy and keeping stress manageable, all these things are very important to those of us in the wait and watch brigade.
I am so thankful to have found this thread. It gave me the courage to try waiting and watching. And I'm still waitin and watchin!