Well I'm a little over due for an update. It has been a difficult couple of weeks to say the least. I have been to a bunch of appointments and I have two more next week.
I haven't really been doing any better physically. I'm still having weakness, mostly on my left side. I am also having a hard time with my throat and neck. My chin has been numb for the last week as well. I guess I am doing worse really. Luckily I have my long awaited appointment with the new neurologist on Tuesday. It can't come soon enough, I really hope that he can help me control these symptoms.
The other neurologist I saw didn't really want to do much for me. However he did order an MRI, which I had last week, and has helped me through the process of getting on a new medication. I'm going to be trying the only oral medication for MS on the market. I'm excited about that for sure. That means no more needles!! There are a lot of precautions to take with this medication though. I had to see a dermatologist and ophthalmologist. Hopefully everything works out and I can start on it soon.
Besides that I have been doing a little better emotionally. I'm not sure that the anti-depressants have really started working yet, but I think that my attitude has been a lot better. Maybe the nice weather we are having has something to do with it.
I've been trying to get out a little bit here and there. My gait is off and it takes a lot of energy for me to walk through a store. The dizziness doesn't help either. So because of this I have been thinking about using a cane here and there, when I go places I know I will be walking a lot.
I'm really torn about it though. I don't want people to look at me differently. I'm young and I don't look like someone who should need a cane. It's a really hard decision. I think that It would help with the fatigue I feel when I'm walking, I'm just not really sure that I'm ready to give into it. I mean how do you know when you are ready to use a cane? Beats me.