Thank you for the warm welcome, I feel at home already.
Jimmylegs: There’s a first for everything, even neuroscientists register on these forums, I’m sure we have other professionals here too, but it doesn’t matter what your qualifications are, we are all the same in one very special way.
Chele: It is VERY comforting interacting with others who share similar experiences, I guess it makes it a lot easier to face knowing that we are not alone in this battle. Also, I chose copaxone after seeing what friends endured on beta-interferon drugs (ie., flu symptoms etc) which I cannot risk due to the many contact hours work and university studies require of me, I also don’t feel comfortable using the special consideration policy, it makes me feel different to others. I don’t know if copaxone is the right treatment for me yet, day 1 of injections and stung more than 10 bee stings in 1 (maybe a slight exaggeration), 30 minutes later and I am not feeling a thing. Bow down to the new king, King Ice-Pack. I also have a friend on copaxone, 6 years thus far and he has not had a single hint of MS symptoms.. this stuffs gotta be good lol
Deb: Heya fellow newbie
Knowing, understand and researching the theory behind the disease is one thing, but living it is on the opposite end of the spectrum. I don’t think knowing all the extra information from university is really an advantage to me, in fact, it’s what scared me even more to face my diagnosis.
.........if its going to be.......... its up to me (us) ..........