Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Another Day is Done

Another day is drawing to  close. I just finished running my last protocol of the day. The new machine is working wonders for me. I wish you each could come over and try it! I have found it takes care of my left leg neuropathy better than any dose of Neurontin. My right knee pain is almost non-existent. I'm sleeping MUCH better and even my back pain is more manageable. 

It's doing a great job of managing the SYMPTOMS of my MS. Of course the real test will be determining if I have fewer exacerbations while using the machine. I've been experiencing exacerbations about every 4-5 months. I just had one right before I went to Texas to get the machine.  Wouldn't it be wonderful if the machine is actually able to help control the actualy disease process of MS. Time will tell.

I'm still learning how to juggle my everyday activities and running the machine every 4 hours. Seems there just aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done.  It can be a bit frustrating to have to plan everything around running my protocols, but the benefit far outweighs the frustration. 

Another thing the machine forces me to do is RELAX. It means that at least three ties a day I am forced to be still for 1.5 hours. I Read, doze or watch TV while I'm running the protocols. So, if anyone has read any good books lately let me know!

1 comment:

Muffie said...

This machine of yours sounds fantastic. I could easily handle the down time, but can't get to TX, and probably couldn't afford it.
Some book suggestions: anything by Jodi Picoult, Jacquelyn Mitchard, or Barbara Delinsky -- my current favs!