Sunday, 26 February 2012

Where does the time go?

It's been a month since I last blogged - and it feels like a day. The last few weeks have been so absolutely manic that time has simply passed me by.
And in that time I'm pleased to report that my body has thankfully being playing ball and I seem to be out the other side of the January relapse.
I've also had a review appointment with my consultant neurologist and he was generally positive.
Neurology appointments are funny things, especially for MS patients. The truth is that many of us will keep abreast of research news. We also keep in touch online, and I have found that by the time I see anyone in the medical profession I have already been assured by other MS'ers that what I am going through is normal ... or not!
And this was the case for this appointment, as he did not tell me anything that I didn't really already know.
However, my husband asked if he could give us any sort of idea as to the severity of my MS. He, of course, would not do so. He, and I, both know that the nature of MS is too uncertain for him to hazard a guess at what the future holds.
He did say that I have certain factors on my side. One, I am a woman. Two, I was diagnosed quite young. And three, my symptoms are sensory based rather than motor based.
All of these things are, apparently, a good thing.
Hearing this in the immediate aftermath of a relapse, I was inclined to laugh in his face.
But, for now, I'll take his word for it.

Finally, as the title of this post implies, time has been flying lately - and that also applies as regards my gorgeous daughter who is fast approaching the 16 month mark - eek!! Here she is in her latest cute-as-a-button outfit looking very sweet :)


  1. She is ADORABLE! Glad your apt went well. Do you do a MS treatment?

  2. I love your blog, you're absolutely amazing with a great outlook on life. Your little girl is just gorgeous. Glad you are feeling so much better.

  3. Thank you Wendy ... lovely to hear such positive comments. Hope you're well at the minute :)

  4. Catherine I think it would do you good to talk to your doctor before you stop your treatment. Some of what you're experiencing sounds like the naturial course of the MS. I only say this because it sounds like what I've had experenced in the past. I've lived with MS for over twenty years. I'm currently on Tysabri because interferions stopped working for me. Love your blog.

  5. Hi John! Thanks for the comment... I should have said, I did discuss coming off Rebif with my neurologist. He agrees, and I will definitely try something else. But you are so right, lots of what I am going through is simply MS. Great to hear Tysabri is working for you. And thanks for reading :) Catherine