One of the biggest changes in my outlook on MS over the past year is that I now understand the pace to be slow. Last winter, I was desperate to see a specialist with no possible delay. This year, I understand that (fortunately) I’m not in an emergency situation. Things will unfold as they unfold, but it’s unlikely that anything surprising is going to happen.
Starting a new drug today was a little bit of a non-event. I went to the hospital, had an IV for an hour, and slept through a good portion of the “observation period” that followed. It’ll be several months before I find out how well these drugs are working, and I’m feeling fine, so I’m not in a big hurry. It’s not like taking aspirin (there are possible side effects that I’m not dwelling on) but it’s just medicine after all.