Tuesday, November 23, 2010

12 weeks in

Today I had another long visit with the Drug Study. The neuro re-evaluated all of my performances and I had to fill out a number of questionnaires about how I feel and changes in the last so many weeks. I had to take back in my unused study medication and got a whole new set of meds. I will still be on whatever protocol I got when randomized (drug or placebo), but the blister packs are all new. Nothing to note, my responses are the same more or less. I am still tired nearly all of the time, but the intensity of the fatigue is continuing to wane as cold weather becomes the norm.

Mom had her left knee replaced yesterday and she is doing very well.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fatigue is easing

I feel much better and less fatigued over the last few days. My allergies kicked up over the weekend. Logan and I camped at our cubmasters house Friday night. It was very cold, but he had a great time (and I did too). The smoke from the campfire, the cold air, and the dust from falling leaves caused me to lose my voice over the last couple of days but it is better today. All in all I feel pretty good.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pager duty is over

I am finally off pager duty. It has been a long month that way. A lot of nights with interrupted sleep. It sure doesn't help the way I feel. Tonight though will be a blessing with no pager going off. I got a Mac at work (I know that isn't MS related but I'm excited about it). I hurt my ankle yet again over the weekend. Julie said she remembered me tripping over a door threshold and that would make sense. I have been wearing my brace about 20 hours/day since and it will let it heal. It is frustrating to be hurt, and to continue getting hurt in the same place(s). Next week I will go in again for a physical exam as part of the drug study. It will be another fasting lab that day too. I don't like fasting lab days. I don't think it is so much about not eating because I don't think I have a habit of eating late or right when I get up. It is more of just having the restriction in place. :(