Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Big week

It's been a while. I am not going to make any excuses. I am sure you can figure it out...
I am just about to start Novantrone- a chemotherapy drug that is used for multiple sclerosis. After having tried all the drugs- Avonex, Copaxone, Betaseron, and Rebif- then going on to we are about to begin Novantrone.
My good friend Maria introduced me (via email) to a good friend of hers that also went through chemo to help her MS. Kathy is 2 years past chemo and doing great! So that gives me high hopes. I follow her blog
I have been enjoying the hell out of my summer- I traveled quite a bit! I went to Chicago to visit my parents for a week. I went to LA to surprise my brother on his 40th bday! Then my whole family went to Colorado for a family reunion! I felt really great while I traveled! When we got home from all the traveling- I started to experience some problems with really heavy legs, blurry vision, blahblahblah.
I am super happy to move on with treatments! I just want to fight this MS with everything that I have got!
Tomorrow is 11 years of sobriety for me! That in itself is reason to be thankful! Thankful for all of the support that I have in my life!
2 days until I am going in for the first dose of chemo! I am not looking forward to the side effects, but willing to go through them if it helps me with my MS.

be good!


Grace2U said...
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Grace2U said...

Have you ever heard of LDN ( Low dose naltrexone ) It's a drug you can help for your MS. My sister has MS. She has been taking LDN and she is symptom free. She also changed her diet and also does a lot of vitamin therapy. Read this link of this man's story about his MS. It's life changing. A must read.

Herrad said...

Hi Kimmy,

Sorry about my lack of visits.
Spike's, our dog, illness, quick death in december and being so ill jan/feb to march meant no visits
Since then I have been spending more time sitting in my wheelchair so I have also not been visiting.
Tonight I decided to visit.
I just passed by to say hello.
I hope you are doing well and the chemo drugs have helped you

Herrad said...

ps I hate ms too.
love Herrad