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Hello from Houston

Postby AlmostClever » Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:06 pm

Time to introduce myself!

I am 38 (male) living in Houston with wife and kiddo (5). I was dx'd shortly after my son's birth after noticing some tingling feet issues.

Upon diagnosis, I immediately started on Rebif, to which I developed antibodies and then switched to Copaxone. The docs never put a label on my MS although it's definately progressive. Recently, I asked my nuero for LDN and she prescribed it so we'll see.... I've added many other items to my daily pill cocktail since joining here. (Among other things - I got a weird look from the maid when she saw my bed up in the air! Those college texts were actually worth something after all!)

Symptoms progressed rapidly for me (I call 5 years fast). At first, I had no visible symptoms (gait was fine) to a wheelchair today. I can still walk short distances with a cane. I am self-employed and can operate from home mostly, so work has been only mildly affected. I also have ON in my right eye.

MS has mostly changed my daily and social life. No more little trips to the store or working on home projects. I mostly sit in my chair and stare at the dog! How boring!

My nuero is pushing me to try Rituxin right now and I (like everyone else here) just want to see the Buffalo study results before I make a decision. Hopefully, it will be much clearer and I'll be flying somewhere to get tested!

This forum is incredible and I feel lucky to have run across it! Many thanks to the mods and especially Cheer - without you guys, pwMS would be utterly depressed. You've given us all hope for the future!
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. - Al Einstein
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Postby LoveActually » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:23 am

Welcome to TIMS! Originally from Houston but currently living in California. Don't necessarily miss it but I wouldn't mind seeing my family again, only for a few days at a time though. :)

Wish you well.

P.S. Sounds like you need a more exciting dog. :wink:
October 29, 2009 - Dx with RRMS
June 22, 2010 - Dx's changed to Devic's (NMO)
January 4, 2011 - Dx w/Syringomyelia T4-T9, Migraines, and Possible MS (again - long story)
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Postby AlmostClever » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:56 pm

Thanks!

Don't blame ya for moving!

I have added my dog Boogerz as my avatar so that everyone can experience the intensity of the staring matches I am relentlessly bombarded by...
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. - Al Einstein
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Postby LoveActually » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:52 pm

LOL! He's a cutie! American Bulldog?
October 29, 2009 - Dx with RRMS
June 22, 2010 - Dx's changed to Devic's (NMO)
January 4, 2011 - Dx w/Syringomyelia T4-T9, Migraines, and Possible MS (again - long story)
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Postby AlmostClever » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:12 pm

SHE appreciates that! lol

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Postby leetz » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:41 pm

Welcome and luv the dog...my friend has one and they are awesome...stick around here you will learn soooo much..we are eachother's rock's here...god bless!!!!

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GOD BLESS.... CCSVI treatment Dr. Siskin great doc....symptom's improved for about 3 week's (gait, balance, spasticity) now back to square 1...
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Postby LoveActually » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:09 pm

Ah well, I had a 50/50 shot on the sex. LOL! She's a cutie! And that's the next dog on my wish list. We have three, a Yorkie, German Shepherd, and a Great Dane. I think an English Bulldog will fit right in, between the Yorkie and Shepherd. :D
October 29, 2009 - Dx with RRMS
June 22, 2010 - Dx's changed to Devic's (NMO)
January 4, 2011 - Dx w/Syringomyelia T4-T9, Migraines, and Possible MS (again - long story)
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