Friday, 17 December 2010

Just in case

The last few weeks have been beyond manic - but I believe I can be excused for my lack of updating the blog given that I have a 5 week old at home! Charlotte has quite simply taken over - in the nicest possible way.

MS wise this last few days have not been easy. My feet are playing up again and the pain in my right foot is not unbearable but it isn't pleasant either. That said, I am delighted to report that I have not yet had a relapse following Charlotte's arrival. It's well documented that your chances of a relapse following pregnancy are increased so I feel incredibly lucky to be generally quite well.

However, I have placed myself back on the active waiting list for disease modifying drugs. I am not sure if taking such toxic medicine is the road I wish to pursue just yet but I do believe in keeping my options open. Therefore, given that there's a 13 week wait for the medication, it makes sense that I am on there 'just in case'.

It's a decision I will need to take after some serious soul searching and I'm hoping that it will suddenly become clear in the coming weeks. In the meanime, I am looking forward to spending Christmas with my family - especially my new daughter!


  1. It's good to have the option of the drugs for MS, but a difficult decision to make. I'm thankful there are more options available now.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. A baby's first Christmas is so special!

  2. Thank you Jan - we are really looking forward to it. Happy Christmas to you and yours too