Not Bad.

meds

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.

2 thoughts on “Not Bad.

  1. Hello! I’m a fellow MSer in Manchester Center. I was diagnosed in Sept, 2012. After only about 4 months on Avonex, I had a relapse which affected me in numerous ways. My doc put me on Tysabri. I’ve been on it since March, 2012 with no relapses. I love it! I am an attorney and sometimes taking the time for the treatment is a burden, as we live about two hours from my treatment provider, but the staff is awesome and the drug seems to be working. Crossing my fingers that it works well for you too. I can’t say enough about it so far…

    As an aside, we have close friends in the Middlebury area and I wonder if you path ever crosses with them…they have kids who are active in the community.

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