The BS of my MS

I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis April 11, 2006. It was a fairly quick diagnosis and there are days/weeks I can mostly ignore it. For those days I can't, this blog documents my journey.

Friday, September 25, 2009

My hand numbness is getting worse. Also, my leg is gimping out on me. B noticed that I was kind of stumbling along. It's like my leg is stiff or extra heavy. Great.

My anxiety has also been acting up, in the last week or so. There's no reason but I sometimes wake up at about 4:30 anxious as can be.

Have I mentioned MS sucks? Seriously. I can't type without making a ton of errors, which makes the whole dissertation thing tough. My mom mentioned getting Dragon Naturally Speaking, or whatever it's called--translating speech to text, but a) it's money I don't have and b) not sure how that would work with formatting, footnotes, etc.

MS doesn't care that now is not a convenient time to rear it's ugly head. And you know what I say? Suck it!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I can't really feel my right hand. My doctor called me in last week, but said there was nothing that could be done (no shit!). He mentioned the risks associated if it would come to steroids again, including hip necrosis. He has theories of what causes it as well as the benefits of steroids.

I would type more but the numbness in my hands keeps me from typing accurately. Bummer since I am suppose to be making progress on my dissertation.