After some time, I am finally taking the steps to fight my MS as I restart my weekly Avonex shots. I have a terrible habit of taking “Holidays” from all the doctors appointments, shots and IVs, all of that crap. Because when I was first diagnosed I was the dream patient. I did whatever the doctor instructed me to do. After all, he or she had spent a lot of time and money on getting the knowledge that they have. Blah blah blah.I was a good obedient patient but after years of being poked and prodded, the hours I spent reading old magazines in waiting rooms, I have endured countless painful and fruitless procedures, I finally had my epiphany. It’s my body and It’s my life.
Blessed? Lucky? I’m not sure but my disease has been very stable the past 8 years, so much so that I was able to move out-of-state twice, meet Mr. Sexy Pants, have a wonderful baby, and move back home. I refuse to let my illness stop me. Been there. Done all of that. If you are newly diagnosed reading this, please know that your life isn’t over with the diagnosis.
There is a lot to be said about diet and exercise. I’m not gonna say it here but there’s a lot.