What a rollercoaster ride it has been, and how much better I feel about it than I have over the past couple of years when this date has rolled by. Fingolimod has had a huge amount to do with it. Thank Heavens for medical research and breakthroughs.
To say that MS has changed the course of my life would be a huge understatement, Or would it? Would my life really have been so very different? Difficult to say, really, because at the end of the day, I’m still me.
I am very excited at the prospect of going on the extention phase of the trials. The neuro seems confident that I will be invited. If my theory is correct, and I am on the 0.5mg dosage, then it would make logical sense for my neurologist to put me on the 1.25mg dosage. On extention phase, he decides which dosage to put his various patients on. I have a feeling that I will then finally be able to kiss my relapses goodbye.
My relapses have been tamed considerably, but I still get them on average every 3 months. I can hardly contemplate a life without relapses, except to know that it will be surreally wonderful 🙂
So yes, I am looking forward to early next year when extention phase will commence for me.
In other news, Michael and I are having a wonderful time with our little Bluebeary.
I always had a bit of a secret disdain for people that treated their dogs like children. I am now not dangerously close to that line, but well beyond it, lol. I am so attached to that little doggie already. We worry terribly about her if we go anywhere without her. We are a family of three now 😉 I suppose a lot can be said about the psychology of this. Surrogate child and all that, but the truth is that she has slotted neatly into a little gap that was in our home and we love her madly already. Our first ‘dependent’ since we got married.
Could I look any more like a teddy-bear?
Sitting on Michael chest and staring into his eyes.
Sitting on my lap and nibbling my finger, so softly.
A tiny little bear paw.
Yes, I am now a fully fledged doggie-blogger 😉