Another one bites the dust

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Another one bites the dust

Postby Terry » Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:20 pm

Hi everyone. I am new here- diagnosed spring of 2006. Diagnosis was quick and I have since learned that this is indeed a blessing. No numerous trips in search of answers for me.
I just came across this site, and am amazed at the level of knowledge here. I am also amazed at all the treatments! I didn't know there were so many.
Of couse I wish I didn't need to be here, but since I do, I'm glad to have run across you all.
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welcome

Postby conandcait » Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:55 pm

Hey Terry-
Welcome to the club... :( there is indeed a lot of info to take in and a lot of good people to help ya through it. Ask anything, just steer clear of a certain poster who will go unnamed ( you know who you are, make- up man!!) :D Just kidding!!!
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Postby Lyon » Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:11 pm

:lol:
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Postby GeoGuy » Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:13 am

Hi Terry,

Welcome to the site. You'll find lots of info and interesting people also. And a lot of humor as well.
RRMS since 01/07.
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Postby TwistedHelix » Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:04 pm

Hello Terry,
Welcome aboard! At first, the amount of information to take in is absolutely bewildering – I'm afraid that's because nobody really, really understands exactly what's going on in MS, (or if they do, they're not telling). There is a constant avalanche of new information and discoveries, some of which completely contradict each other, but we won't know which ones are valuable until we have " the" answer, which is why I personally find almost every piece of research worth considering.
Don't be put off by all the medical jargon – after a while, terms like " oligodendrocyte precursor cells" will be tripping off your tongue like a pro so go on: amaze your friends!

I'm glad you didn't have a long and tortuous journey to get the diagnosis, and I hope your travels with MS are just as smooth,
Dom
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Thanks everyone for the welcome.

Postby Terry » Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:13 pm

I have been reading and reading and reading, and you are correct, Dom, that the amount of info on this site is a bit overwhelming. I find more info here than I have found anywhere else. I can't believe it took this long to find you all.
My experience with MS has definitely been better than for some, and I'm with you in hope that it continues this way. It is a monkey on my back, though, and the daily reminders of the disease haunt me.
I take only a homepathic remedy, and I am doing okay. It is impossible to know if the remedy actually helps, though, or if I am where I'd be anyway.
Do I do enough? Should I be doing more? Will tomorrow be the same as today, better, or a disaster?
Hopefully in reading your accounts of this thing, MS, I will be able to come to a better understanding and feel more at ease with my decisions.
I already have read many things that I relate to- hard to describe these to my family and friends. It is good to know I am not alone, and yet it is sad to know that I am not alone.
Thanks again, all for the welcome. More to come, I'm sure.
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Postby REDHAIRANDTEMPER » Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:33 am

welcome to the club...everyone here is wonderful really they are...the poster person well ya get to love him...lol.....


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Postby Lyon » Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:56 pm

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Postby REDHAIRANDTEMPER » Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:34 pm

lol bob really it is a compliment as long as i am not removed from the group...lol...

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Postby Lyon » Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:37 pm

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Postby REDHAIRANDTEMPER » Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:55 pm

would family be better there bob?

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Postby Lyon » Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:21 pm

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Postby leis8 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:42 pm

Hello everyone.

I was dx late September 2007 and have already started betaferon. It was a bit of a shock I had optic neuritus in 2003, double pneumonia in 2005 and then in September lost feeling in my left arm for a few days. I was referred to the neurologist and I was expecting to be told it was a pinched nerve. After an MRI I was told to ring for the results in ten to twelve days. I realised it wasn't going to be good news when I received four calls from the neurologist to contact him and was then give an appointment the next day. When I attended the office my scans were on the lightbox. One of my previous jobs was a Vet nurse so unfortunately I knew enough to pick up that my scans weren't normal.

So here I am injecting myself every second day (vet nursing comes in handy) and dealing with the side effects. The thing that drives me nuts is the constant headaches. Hopefully it will sort itself out soon.
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Postby Lyon » Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:07 am

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Postby REDHAIRANDTEMPER » Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:00 am

lol bob i know now we are just kidding with each other and having so much fun we missed what we were joking about...lol.....


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