Sunday, May 23, 2010

New MS Bloggers in the Neighborhood

MS Newb
I feel like the new kid on the block, trying to figure out who’s who in the neighborhood. The Newb! Ms. Newb! MS Newb! Yep, that’s me. A newb, but not a n00b. Definitely not a n00b.

So, with this blog, I’m putting myself out there (scary!) and sharing my journey down this unknown path. My decision to not use disease modifying drugs has certainly set the course, but thankfully not into uncharted territory.

I experienced my first episode in February 2010 and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) a month later. I’ve been living with the diagnosis for two months now, and have possibly been living with MS for over a year.
En Route to Liberation by Mark
The results of my ultrasound are as follows:

"Although there is no direct evidence of any narrowing or blockage in either internal jugular vein, the flutter and turbulence have said to be an indication of CCSVI".

The Dr who performed the diagnostic work explained to me that this is typically what they are finding in MS patients and is satisfactory to have the treatment in other countries.

Next step...
Fight for CCSVI
My CCSVI treatment took place Monday, on the 3rd of May 2010.I had 2 stenoses in my left jug (high and low) a mild one low in my right jug and a severe in my azy.There were no stents placed. They put stents only if ballooning is not an option and they are doing very well if you ask me.

FIX YOUR VEINS and take it from there.
Michelle's MS Journey of Hope
Since we returned from India I have been so thrilled with the small, positive changes in the MS and I have been riding high. I want to do everything and NO I don’t know when to stop (a personality trait or personality fault whichever way you want to look at it). Since we returned from India things have been relatively busy. Not just “back to the daily grind” busy but there have been a few added issues to manage as well. Having a bit more energy now I thought I could bring even more meaning to my wonderful life; I suppose therefore that some of this stress has been self inflicted.

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