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I'm cautiously optimistic.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Needles

I had my training for the injections on Monday after school and by the end I was ready to do my own. They gave me an auto-injector which makes it really easy. It's painless and fast. On Monday, I injected into my thigh. Yesterday, into my arm. On Saturday, I might do the stomach (you're supposed to rotate injection sites) but that's pretty hard core.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sporradic Updates

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

School has started again, and I've been so busy that I almost forgot about this blog. In the past few weeks, I've discovered that some days I have less energy than others, like any normal person, but with perhaps somewhat lower lows. It's hard to predict when it will happen, and it's hard to learn to "budget energy" as they say in the MS circle, but so far I am doing well in school.

Next week I will start the three-times-a-week injection therapy that some of you have heard about. I will learn how to do it myself and continue this treatment in the long run as a preventative measure. In most MS patients, this sort of treatment makes the symptoms less frequent and less severe. So that's exciting!

But I'm not a huge fan of needles. My strategy thus far in life has progressed from kicking and screaming to looking the other way and not thinking about it, but it looks like I'm going to have to man up a little and stab myself til I don't mind it anymore. That, or get really friendly with a nurse.

As always, hit me up with questions or comments. Your prayers on my behalf are always appreciated.