Saturday, July 09, 2005

The day after the party

Current Meds:
1. Prednisone (20mg for one week)
2. Citalopram 10mg once daily
3. Lorazepam 1mg at bedtime

Current Symptoms
Physical: Trembling in left hand
Sensory: Optic neuritis in left eye (on the mend)
Psychological (memory/mood): none
Medication side effect?: slightly elevated pulse

Being on the lower dose of Prednisone is way, way, way, better. I feel a lot more stable.

I had a great time at my party last night. I wrapped it up around 1:00 am. (Can't party like I don't have MS ;) Everyone who was there pretty much understood that I needed the sleep. Even still, I didn't get quite enough and I had a trembling hand last all morning and into the afternoon. I think that will go away with some sleep. When ever I don't get much sleep, little tingles and pulses seem to come about like that in my left hand usually, sometimes my face or leg too, always on the left side. Must be some old nerve damage. But staying healthy and well rested keeps that under control.

Last night was worth the little tremors. Everyone was awesome. I got lots of cool gifts though I didn't want them. I just wanted everyone to leave happy and positive. I made sure everyone was fed, had drinks, even though I didn't drink a single thing. We had a great jam session and I proved that MS isn't going to stop me from being the musician that I am. We had such a great time. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. That surely wasn't the last time I do a shin-dig like that. Thanks to everyone who came out!!

Wonderful to know I have your friendship and love and support! Thank you!!


At 10:23 AM, Blogger MOM said...

So glad that you had such a great time. Dave will be back on Sunday , He thinks he will be home early. can,t wait till you guys get here there is so much to do and see love you more

At 12:49 PM, Blogger dave said...

Hi Doug,
Glad you had a good party. Your reduced meds effect sounds encouraging. Get lots of rest before monday, as you know it could be a long day.
I'm at Valley Regional until around 8 this evening. Staying at the Old O. I'll be on the road first thing tomorrow. Arrive mid afternoon (?).

At 2:25 PM, Blogger Jessi said... much sugar.....oh my....


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