Saturday, January 17, 2009

Large Doses of Reality

 In November 2008, I had another exacerbation of  Multiple Sclerosis. While in the hospital receiving the Solu-Medrol (sp) they asked WHY I HAD STOPPED TAKING THE COPAXONE. Um... I Lost the injector? I broke my leg and was getting enough shots? I'm a big baby and they hurt afterward? Because I don't like doing it every day? How does one remember where they last injected? How do I reach my arm or Butt? With Copaxone shots you need to rotate daily where you inject.  

Well, I agreed I needed to go back to Copaxone. The side effects of Avonex, Beta Seron & Rebif are like having the flu and they never got better. Quality of life issues here.
So this week my brand new shiny Auto Injector came and I started back on the shots. Paul gives me the shots and they only hurt afterward for a few minutes... So there ya go; all grown up..

Then yesterday, The Nurse from my insurance company called to discuss my Congestive Heart Failure issues.. Damn  That's too much REALITY for this old broad in one week!

I find it easier to live in Denial and try not to worry about what may come. I'd much rather live there. Way too much reality this week. I'm tired, I don't feel good and I'm grumpy about being home alone tonight while Paul works.

I will say... GO CARDINALS!!! 

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog today.


Rudee said...

I wrote out a long post with ideas then said screw it. She doesn't want to hear that! Enough people lecture. I promise not to. Instead, I'm sending you a giant hug.

Carla Flocken said...

Bummmmer! But take the shots you big baby! Just kidding...I wouldn't want to either. And, don't think of all the crap, you'll be better off if you don't! See you soon! Aaaaah! It's almost here!

Betty Flocken said...

Thanks Rudee and Carla! Rudee, Thanks for the hug and lecture all you want!

Brenda said...

Sorry to hear all this. That is a lot of reality to deal with. I generally try to live somewhere in between reality and denial myself. Just do your best and forget the rest. Hugs sent your way!

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Sandy said...

I sure wish you didn't have to go through all that! But you actually sound like a trooper and I've never known anybody who travels the 10 freeway as much as you. You must have the energy of a 30 year old.