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Bike MS 2021

Bike MS 2021

It has been another fast week. I keep saying that every week. I think time is speeding up and I am really not looking for any speeding tickets. I am, however, ready for my sweatshirts and warm pjs so the 70 degree weather can go. I am ready to be bundled up with hot chocolate again. While I’m thinking about bundling up my brother has been out biking getting himself ready for Bike MS. I always think to myself during…

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First Kesimpta dosing shot

First Kesimpta dosing shot

I started getting freaked out reading other people’s first shot reactions on the Facebook Kesimpta group. I thank Sherry for commenting on my Kesimpta delivery blog and telling me about the group but it didn’t help my nerves. Thankfully, I had a video conference with my neurologist yesterday. She explained Kesimpta is nothing like the interferon shots that I took for the first 12 years. The shots that still give me those horrible flashbacks that are causing all this fear….

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Kesimpta delivery scheduled

Kesimpta delivery scheduled

I got a call yesterday from the pharmacy about the delivery of my new medication, Kesimpta. I am being mailed 3 doses for my first month. I take a shot weeks 1,2 and 4. From there it will be once a month. The shot is recommended to be in my thigh, stomach or upper arm. All the memories of the years of Betaseron come flooding back. Betaseron was my main MS drug until Gilenya, a pill, came out. 12 years…

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Kesimpta concerns

Kesimpta concerns

I wrote a whole blog on Wednesday but my site had issues and it never posted. To make it worse it didn’t even save anywhere. I spent 45 minutes writing and my words disappeared into a cyber black whole. It was very frustrating and I certainly didn’t want to rewrite another post. To be honest I don’t usually have a plan when I start writing. I might have an idea but normally I let the words take the direction. I…

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Positive quotes for multiple sclerosis

Positive quotes for multiple sclerosis

I had a lousy physical therapy session yesterday. Actually pathetic was more like it. Lousy multiple sclerosis day and I have no idea why. My physical therapist says he wished he had a manic pill to cure MS. I would settle for a pill that gave me the day off or even an hour off. I miss being able to dance. I’m watching this tv show about dancing and I could never move the way they do. However what I…

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Kesimpta was approved

Kesimpta was approved

I broke my glass coffee pot this weekend. This seems to happen every two years if not yearly. I do have to say the last time I wasn’t the one who broke it but I shouldn’t brag because I’m pretty sure every other time it was me. I don’t buy expensive coffee pots for this precise reason but I really hated my last purchase. I always put cinnamon in my coffee grinds and this basket constantly caused the caused the…

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Kesimpta was denied

Kesimpta was denied

My neurologist and I decided we were going to switch to Kesimpta by my next infusion date. https://multipleexperiences.org/2021/04/26/possibly-switching-to-kesimpta/. My doctor wanted to start the process in July although my next infusion date isn’t until September. We entered the prescription into the pharmacy to start the process. It was less than 24 hours later that I received the denial from my insurance. The denial reason was that this medication wasn’t necessary and there may be other medication that can met my…

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I made lemonade

I made lemonade

I feel better than I did after writing Monday’s blog. Going to the neurologist can definitely take its mental toll on me. Hearing my doctor tell me I’m worse, even though I knew this without him, still doesn’t make things better. Especially when the answer to what can be done is somewhat nonexistent. That is always the hardest part, at least for me at my stage of MS. I’m secondary progressive in every textbook sense of the word. I continue…

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Better but exhausted

Better but exhausted

Better today but still so tired. I went into bed at 8 last night and got out of bed after 8 this morning. Today is the first day I’m drinking coffee. Hopefully that helps. However I can feel already my body is exhausted. I did a very simple 30 minute workout because I have a few things going on today and didn’t want to overdo myself. Yet I’m sitting here exhausted. This is not good. So much has gone on…

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Rough day

Rough day

Rough day yesterday. I didn’t feel well when I woke up in the morning. I didn’t pay attention. I did my normal routine and was working out when Minx started eating something he shouldn’t. I reached down to pick up my grabber, which I myself knocked over, and literally fell out of the wheelchair. I got myself right back up but was unable to turn around and get myself back into the wheelchair and slid down again. My body was…

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