Friday, May 1, 2015

The Check-Up

A few weeks ago, I had my annual MRI done.  I actually wrote about the experience for the National MS Society blog which they will publish later this month.  This week, I had a follow-up with my neurologist to review the results.
The good news is that my dual therapy of Copaxone and IVIG appear to be working!   Although growth/progression has still occurred, it has been at a much slower rate than pre-IVIG therapy.
In January 2011, my neurologist determined I had a more aggressive form of relapsing-remitting MS.  I was experiencing a lot of relapses and an increase in quantity/size of lesions.  He felt IVIG was my best option to fight the progression of my MS.  I wrote about it here.

Over the past four years, I’ve had my fair share of setbacks, but I’m thankful that it is not near the level it was before I medically retired or, as I prefer to say, became a writer!
I’m hopeful that this is the new normal but am at peace with the reality that life with a chronic disease like multiple sclerosis isn’t as simple as that. 

No matter the future progression of my disease, I’m beyond blessed to be surrounded by such loving family and friends.  In the end, that’s all that really matters. 

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