Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Side Effects

For the last few months now I've been getting these red blotches at my injection sites. Only within the last week they've started to become really itchy. Espically the two sites on my back side, are really bad. I think becuase it's irritated by the waist line of my clothing, the sites are just below that. It's not unbarable yet but it is a tad bit annoying.

I had a good week, very active and my energy level is very high. Even though my sleep patterns aren't so good I am feeling almost rested. I've been watching my diet too. I don't want to gain too much weight over the holidays. I don't think it will be a problem but I'm keeping an eye on it just the same.

So that's about it for now. Nothing really new. Maybe I'll do some MS research over the holidays and post something informative and not just mindless dribble about myself.


Monday, December 12, 2005


I feel great. The best I've felt since before diagnosis. Everything seems to be on the mend and even though MS can plague you like a nasty ex-girlfriend I remain optimistic about it all. My spirit is high and my vitality is what I would describe as well. Now if I can get back into fighting shape Judo will be fun again and I can resume competition. I really feel like beating the crap out of something this week (but in a nice way). :D

I'm flowing wonderfully with my work, my head space is awesome (I had an opportunity to vent a years worth of pent up negative energy--I practically exploded, felt good even though I might have lost some friends in the process, but what of that, I make them easy enough and they weren't very close anyway), I'm strong in mind and spirit, my will is back to regular self-esteem levels (ie. I'm actually worth a damn again and I can make a difference out there), and now I'm ready to follow up with some much needed, strenous physical activity. First, the judo mat, then the track, then the gym (ahhhh my long lost muscle definition and strengh--you left me for a woman, you sick bas%$&d!) hahaha.

Anyway, to appease the boring nights I've taken to long walks in the wonderfully chilly air at a brisk pace and dancing for joy spontaniously while singing at the top of my lungs in happy shivers. I'm determined to never let this feeling leave, I'm hanging on to it, it's mine, it's mine and I'll have it, it is mine. (holy Pinteresque batman, hahaha)


Thursday, December 08, 2005


1. Rebif injection 3 times a week
2. Tylonol (With Rebif shot and as needed)
3. Citalopram 10mg
4. Adovan (When needed only)
5. Flu Shot

Current Symptoms
Physical: Pain, stiffness, tired legs
Sensory: Optic neuritis (left eye), blurred vision
Psychological (memory/mood): Slight depression
Medication side effect?: flu-like symptoms (Fever, chills, headache, muscle pains/cramping)

I received my flu shot today. My arm is a little sore and I feel pretty sick. I think I'll be ok though. I seen my family doctor about MS pain an he prescribed a muscle relaxant for me that should help with the pain. I don't know if I want to take it. It seems pretty heavy duty and I don't really think I'm in that much pain. I can tough it out. The drug he prescribed is Norflex 100mg for 5 days. I'm a little weary of it. I don't like drugs. Especially these type...

If my pain gets bad again I will try it. But I noticed it only gets that bad when I'm super stressed. I've been a little down lately but not too stressed. I think it's just life getting at me. There is a lot going on now that I'd rather not have to face. But c'est la vie.

A lot of my pain today is probably from not on ly the flu shot but I didn't sleep so well last night. I woke up at 4 am and couldn't get back to sleep. Always fun that is. I will sleep tonight but my school work is suffering, badly. :(