Hi new to your board so here is the run down.
My name is Paul, male, 54, married with 4 kids. Two older and on their own sort of and two teenagers still at home.
I live about 35 miles southwest of Cleveland Ohio.
I have been sick for about 3 years and in December 2005,I was told in all probability PPMS and the doctor is concerned about the rapid progression.
He mentioned trying IV steroids to see if they help, if they didn`t he said my only option was probably chemo.
I am concerned about the risks of chemo, he didn`t mention which one but I have some knowledge of the common ones for MS, Novantrone and Cytoxan.
High school grad, but in 1969, LOL everything has changed. I am trying to understand this but it seems the more info I get the more confused I get.
I am looking for straight answers on chemo, there just seems to be a lot of conflicting information given to me. If anyone has had any luck with something other than chemo for PPMS I would like to hear about it.
I used to drive a semi truck (30+ years) I was a practising Bass fisherman, and do it yourselfer.
I guess that is about it. HI!