20160930

My leg is taking a turn for the worse

During one of my early MS attacks, I got a spastic muscle in my calf (is that right word? I'll call it that. A slight portion of my calf muscle is tight ALL the time). I've complained to my neurologist about it, and he didn't seem too concerned about it and chalked it up to arthritis. (F that, I know my bodyn) Well what started as a slightly annoying knee pain after my attack has escalated into a full blown leg/hip/back problem. I think the spastic calf has thrown off my body movements (gait). What started as a slightly annoying pain in my knee is becoming an aggravating, near debilitating problem with my leg, hip, and lower back. It is hurting all the time now. From the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed it hurts. Sitting here in my computer chair really brings attention to the problem. It's become such an issue that I've been trying to avoid walking if it can be avoided. I bike everywhere. I got a trail-a-bike to take my daughter to school in the mornings. I've got a car - but I try to avoid using it. I shudder at the thought of a walking aid (e.g. cane, walker), but the pain is becoming unbearably worse. Which ultimately is BS because I'm doing pretty good otherwise. And I want to be clear about this, I do not think it's MS progression but a progression of a problem that occurred during one of my early episodes. I can still ride my bike without pain (which is a damn good thing as that's the only one of three ways I enjoy excising, and is the most utilized form of exercise). My neuro does not seem concerned about it, but his nurse practitioner, who I mostly see as of late, wanted to put me on backlafin for it, and I think I'll take her up on it next time I see her. It really seemed to become a problem yesterday, and it being around today is kind of scary.

And the worst part of MS? It's the degradation of my cognitive faculties (I hope that's the right term, again). Thinking has become more of a challenge. I wouldn't put it on anybody to notice it, but I sure do. Thinking in general has become more difficult. I find it hard to keep my thoughts coherent. And remembering stuff - well I'll just say if it weren't for technological assistance I'd be missing stuff left and right. But as always there could be another explanation: kids, three of them. Yup, I'm pretty much boned in this life for thr nexy eighteen yeaes as I'm the primary caregiver for them.
Well I can't continue this post as I've got a crying baby to attend.

20160802

Changing Mind

I've decided to do a 180°flip, I don't want to get rid of this domain.

20160601

AID


Another infusion of tysabri is finished (excepting observation period).

20160501

I'm thinking...

of dropping this domain once it comes up for renewal. As much as I love it, it is not justified with the new mortgage.

But its just a thought at this time. I could end up changing my mind by the time it comes up for renewal. It is a sweet domain.

20160307

Coffee DOES NOT stop MS

You can keep your junk science to yourselves.

Because I am lving proof to the contrary. I've drank a pot of coffee all to myself everyday (wife doesn't like coffee) since I was like 25. Four pot coffee up until I hit that age. Back then it was lots of cream and sugar too, but know I like my coffee black. Nothing additional. Just my sweet pot of black coffee everyday of my life. I sure hope that study on drinking coffee was right.

Maybe I developed MS back when I drank my coffee loaded, or perhaps it was before I started drinking coffee. Yes, there was a time when I'd wake-up and not require my daily cup of joe. Maybe I should've started drinking coffee earlier. I blame the bad-for-you eighties.

And I understand that drinking coffee LOWERS your risk and doesn't remove it completely. #LAWYERSPEAK

20151218

Another Infusion Down

Got my infusion on Wednesday of this week.

It was great, one stick in the forearm and everything else was cake. Except when they removed the IV. I felt that a little more than usual. But I'll take the removal being worse over multiple sticks any day.

And now I am good until February of 2016. This low maintenance dosage of every two months is really been nice.

another infusion down