April 9, 2014

April 9, 2014

Well.... I had my quarterly check up with my neurologist and it was pretty much awful. I'm in the middle of a relapse, and had been shaking for the last couple of days. She asked if I was cold, and when I said no, this is just what's been happening, she launched into a very comprehensive neuro exam, questioning me all the while.

And no, I did not "pass" the exam. My balance is way off, my headaches are out of control, and the vision in my right eye comes and goes as it pleases; my pain sensors are overly sensitive, and a few other things. It's been quite wonderful... not. My uncontrollable shaking has subsided a bit since the appointment, but I still have a tremor.

I'm going to have an MRI so we can see what changes have been happening in my brains. I'm also supposed to start IV steroids soon. I had some blood work done first though, because my doctor wants to make sure I don't have an infection because that would be an entirely different treatment plan. So it's a case of hurry up and wait around here. Luckily, my kids are old enough to be a big help. The kids have been fetching my meds for me while I lay in bed, and they've been doing my injections for me.

I lost a part of my auto injector, so I have been doing all my injections manually. It's not a big deal, but it's hard to rotate all the injection sites when I can't reach all of them. I gave my kids a lesson on how to give shots, and I let them practice on me. They're pretty good, and I don't have to do all the shots myself. I get sick of giving myself injections all the time.

Other than that, things are same old, same old. Kids are doing great in school. Church is good. Soccer is good. Everyone (else) is healthy and happy. Couldn't ask for more. ;)