20110826

Another one done!

Had yet another infusion, as expected, yesterday at the hospital. Everything was fine, only one stick, food was good (had a gargantuan lunch: Pizza, Ham & Cheese sandwich, mac & cheese, soup and chocolate milk with a dessert of two cookies, big thanks Michele!), the only problem was after being stuck with needles two times in the past two weeks (this made it the third), I am still very freaked out by needles. You would think that by now I'd be used to them, but no, its still the usual course of veins are clearly apparent the night before, but when I wake up they are hiding. I know it will only hurt momentarily, but I just can't get past that initial anxiety. I fear I'll be using diazepam for the length of my treatment on Tysabri (or some other injectable medication).

I also recently heard the one oral option for MS treatment, Gilenya [Fingolimod], really tanks your immune system, and any sort of infection is easy to acquire. Scary, but so is PML

20110817

Oh drats!

So I got a blood test yesterday at the request of my neurologist's office. Wasn't that bad..however...I had a physical with my GP today, which went pretty well overall. However, the blood test my neurologist gave me didn't give enough information for my GP's liking, so I will be going back for my second blood test this month : /

I still hate needles to this day!

Then I had an accident on my bike coming home from Jewel. Apparently, I had too much weight in my backback*, which threw me over the handlebars when I tried to ride. Other than a skinned shin, a battered hip and some sore ribs, I'm OK...I think. Here is a pic of my leg

* I had in my backpack:
2 gallons of milk
2 64 fl oz Apple Juice
1 64 fl oz CranGrape Juice
1 64 fl oz Cranberry Juice
(roughly 35 pounds...try it)

I also carried in a plastic Jewel bag:
1 64 fl oz Sunny D
1 59 fl oz Florida's Natural Orange Juice - Made with US oranges!



(Jewel is a grocery store, for those who aren't familiar with Greater Chicagoland)