“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I began my journey with Lemtrada. Tomorrow (Monday) I step back into the ring once again, and quite honestly, I’m not as positive as I’d like to be, but hopefully more prepared. They say the benefits of this therapy outweigh the risks, but I sure wish I felt more confident going into the second round (ding-ding-ding!).
Sadly, my body is not as strong as it was a year ago. Lemtrada has really taken it’s toll, and I don’t feel as good physically, mentally or emotionally this time around. I was hoping my body would be stronger and my symptoms would be less severe, but unfortunately that’s not the case. The spasticity in my legs has gotten worse, and my overactive bladder issues are still a real pain in the ass (literally, since the implant in my butt cheek isn’t really doing it’s job). After hearing from many neurologists and fellow patients, I now understand that some people sail through this treatment and some people don’t. Unfortunately, I haven’t been sailing much.
For example, I’ve been preaching to patients the importance of hydrating days before their treatment to help minimize the side-effects of the Continue reading