How we all doing? My last post was on the 28th December 2017 – it’s been a while!.
A few of my fellow MS’ers are struggling at the moment, so I just wanted to check in to see if fatigue has lifted, energy has improved, and we are starting to feel a little more, well, normal!.
I’ve been doing OK. Fatigue has been a bit up and down, been feeling run down, and my skin has reacted, so that’s a sign my body is telling me to try not to over think things, and be a bit more easier on myself. I’m listening…
Apart from an ongoing personal situation, there has been some positive news. I went for an MRI on the 5th January, the easiest and quickest MRI I have encountered over the last 7 and a half years! In and out in 20 mins, no contrast dye, and scan of the brain only. The results arrived about two weeks ago. I stared at the envelope for 5 mins, and like I said, going through a bit of a rough time at the moment, so I just thought sod it, what’s the worse that can happen! Ripped the envelope open, read the same line about five times, swore, a lot, cried, a lot, then shouted YES at the top of my voice! First I read “the scan reveals features consistent with the established diagnosis of MS”, yeah, yeah, tell me something I don’t know 😉 – “however, there appears to be stability with no new lesions identified over the intervening 2 years”.
NO NEW LESIONS! Get in there! I really, really can’t believe it! I honestly thought after the worse relapse I have ever had back in November, there was bound to be some new activity! As you can imagine, I am over the moon! And I never thought I would say this, but thank you Plegridy – you are not my enemy, even though my language towards you every two weeks before you hurt my body isn’t very lady like, you are my friend, and I thank you.
So, two years previous. I had new lesions, and one lesion had increased which freaked me out. Two years this April since I started using Plegridy, and although it doesn’t stop all relapses, it is definitely helping with the lesions. I have just had another blood test, results for which I will find out next week, as I still need to decide whether to stick (haha, no pun intended) with Plegridy, or switch to another drug…decisions, decisions.
Until next time, I sincerely hope we are all feeling a little brighter – keep smiling, and keep stopping to have a smell of those roses.