Beginning of Day 5…

Well, it’s the morning of day 5 of Lemtrada. Currently I have very low energy and strength. Just walking for a few minutes feels exhausting. I guess I pretty much expected all of this but it is different once you are actually experiencing it first hand. I do have a great support system of friends and family that have been trying to help me through the week with messages, food, and companionship. Of course you can’t overlook the MS therapy husky dog team. (I just like dog pictures. 🙂 )

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Phoenix giving my hand a lick massage. The blue tape is covering my IV that was left in overnight.

For those of you who aren’t very familiar with Lemtrada you can check it out more by clicking here. It’s a newer treatment for MS in the US which consists of a session of five infusions in one week then a year later you go back for a session of three infusions. The doctor keeps getting updates on your health and MS progression over the years and if at year five you are the same or even better you don’t need another infusion treatment. From what I have learned over this past year it is definitely one of the most promising treatments for MS n the US. It does come with some scary possible side effects but after this past year or two I feel I have reached the the point I feel it is worth the risks. I want to be running again. I want to feel like me again.

Well, the morning drugs are starting to kick in and will knock me out for my morning nap so I will try to post more this weekend.

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