Thursday, July 08, 2010

What a week

I have actually been doing pretty well with the MS until last week. My neurologist had put me on Immuran a few months ago and it seemed to beat back the monster. That is, until this week. Suddenly my left leg is weaker and more painful, I'm exhausted with no exertion. The MS hug decided I wasn't getting enough hugs in real life I guess and has re-emerged to make up for it. (Note the sarcastic wit). Then on top of it all I fell. Perfect. Like I need a fall with my back as bad as it is.

So I'm dealing with it all by using my machine and trying to get some extra rest. I know if I called my neuro he'd put me on steroids. They work, but for me the side effects are brutal. So, I'd just as soon avoid them as long as possible.

I'm hoping this is a pseudo exacerbation due to the heat (thats my story and I'm stickin to it)! Of course, it isn't as pseudo exacerbations go away when the irritant is gone. i.e. heat, stress etc.  This has been going on for almost two weeks. So it's a full blown exacerbation. Whoop de do.


Herrad said...

Hi Kimberly,
Sure your symptoms are made 1000 worse by the heat.
Thinking of you.

svrbrownsuga said...

I understand how u feel. I fell twice last week and it was so annoying. One time that it happened I was beyond embarrassed but all we can do is get up and keep pushing.