Tuesday, June 20, 2006


I missed my appt. at the clinic. I totally forgot about it. Feck! I should call this afternoon and rebook. I've been slacking inthe health department. I'm out of shape, havn't been getting my regular blood tests and missing doses. But I've been getting good sleep, feel alright, and I'm slowly working back into a regular program. But I have to work harder at being on time and getting where I have to be, physically and mentally and otherwise. Just a little harder, not asking for much from myself. You'd think it would be easy. Guess not...


At 10:32 AM, Blogger Jaime said...

I don't know if you realize it or not, but MS can do a number on the memory too! I used to think that simple things like forgetting what day of the week it was, where my keys were, etc...that was normal, everyone forgets, but then I started missing appointment and getting more confusion. I found out that (although it was not a severe case) I was having memory lapses from the MS, triggered by my last flare (and did not realize it). I just figured because I was busy I was being careless. This may be something that you will want to check up on. There are medications and other options that can help!

The interferons can also have funny side effects and maybe your body is just not responding the way it used to (or maybe because you have missed a few doses this is how it is responding). These are all things that you should talk to your neurologist about.

Not everyone does well on the medication (but only you and your neuro can decide that) and so maybe it is as simple as going back on your meds, switching to something else (i.e. Avonex, Copaxone, or Betaseron) or maybe you want to try to come off them for a while and see how you do. Just remember each person responds different and so it is something you and your doctor should decide together (based on current exam).

I wish you the best! Please take care of yourself.


At 7:02 AM, Blogger ash said...

Don't be hard on yourself for these things...This could be ms related, but let's be honest; There's been a proverbial shitload on your mind as of late. A bloodtest, however important, has not been you're main concern. But the good thing now is that a lot of you're current problems have been dealt with, and now Doug can look after Doug now.
You've recognized the need to do so and now you will.


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