Multiple sclerosis, Uncategorized

Strength in numbers

I have been very fortunate to have a close group of friends to see me through the rough spots with kinds words, encouragement, food and, when needed, margaritas. I have been equally fortunate to have other friends and co-workers and erstwhile acquaintances step up to help in whatever way they can. We may not see… Continue reading Strength in numbers

Multiple sclerosis, Struggles

The hell month

I'm a month into this, my longest exacerbation since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in September 2010. I've had flare-ups, but they've all been quickly extinguished by either starting a round of steroids or because the disease-modifying therapy was working. I don't know if I explain just how life-rending these tend to be without sounding… Continue reading The hell month

Multiple sclerosis, Uncategorized

The good kind of pain

I empathize, little kids of the world - shots are no fun. They make me want to cry, too. For the past 16 months, I've had a regimen of injections. I've been hooked up to IVs, shoved into scary tubes, endured post-shot reactions that are said to feel like a heart attack. And yet ...… Continue reading The good kind of pain

Multiple sclerosis, Uncategorized

Feeling pretty

I got a haircut the other day for almost the sole purpose of having someone else wash and blow dry my hair. It's been awhile for that type of pampering. Yes, the simple act of fixing my hair has become so frustratingly tedious that I haven't really bothered. Same goes for makeup. The ragmuffin look… Continue reading Feeling pretty

Multiple sclerosis, Uncategorized

Enough about me

I'm sure I've complained enough on here about this recent relapse. Long story short: Yep, still having it. Yep, still bad. Very bad. Yep, still using my right hand for everything (use your imagination there). Because the steroids were a bust this time, it looks like I will be trying another drug, whose name almost… Continue reading Enough about me