Nice to meet you Joy. My name is Kim, and I was DX in July of 99. I have been on Avonex ever since. I was pretty much symptom free until Nov. of 2002...when I had a terrible spinal cord relapse.
Couldn't walk..had the MS hug real bad...could not even bend over to shave my legs...real bad spasticity and pain in my legs....bad pain in my back.
Used a walker..then a cane...once a month pulse steroids...lots of symptom meds.. Tends unit every day for back pain...PT three times a week for almost 6 months....and finally almost back to normal.
I am married to a wonderful caring man....going on 19 years. I have a daughter 17 and a son soon to be 15. They help out tremendously in the house i.e. Sara does all the laundry so I do not have to go in the basement, and Shannon does all the dishes every night after dinner. I have some great kids but they are teenagers,
and anyone who has raised teens nows how some days with teens can be.
I work a full time job doing in home care for a fellow who has diabetes and is on Kidney dialysis, and two or three days a week I work at night for physically and mentally challenged adults. The days I work doubles are getting to me physically and I may have to stop my second job.
But hey when I didn't work for 6 months, the short term disability was only 80% of my pay....now I am catching up on allot of things. Probably will stop the second job soon. My Neuro doesn't care for the hours I put in in a week.
mswp....Nice website you have!! I have it in my favorites so I can go back and visit it again.