After getting an X-Ray done this afternoon, I learned that my tibia fracture hasn’t healed as rapidly as I had hoped and my orthopaedic surgeon said that I’ll need another 6 weeks before I can start running again. This means that I can’t run – or even walk – my first 5K (Chase Corporate Challenge) this April.
Equally demoralizing is the fact that I have to reimburse my bazillionaire boss for the measly forty-five dollar race entrance fee.
Nevermind; The run is in May. Still have to play it by ear, but I should have just enough time to heal and train a bit.
3pm. My neuro called to tell me that he found no active or new lesions when comparing my MRIs against those taken in June of 2011. I know that this means little in the grand scheme of things but I’ve basically been holding my breath for 8 months. Hopefully this is the green light that I’ve been waiting for to get some semblance of normalcy back in my life. It’s a small win, but I’ll take it.
The MRIs are out of the way, but it’ll probably be a month before I can see my M.S. neuro again to get his analysis. Though, they did send me my brain and spine MRIs on DVD to torture me in the meantime. Awesome.
I snuck a peek tonight, despite promising myself that I wouldn’t. I take comfort in the fact that I don’t know anything about analyzing a brain or spine MRI because if I had to guess; there’s now a dead baby cheetah where my brain used to be… just above Sigourney Weaver’s hybrid Human/Xenomorph lovechild from the movie “Alien Resurrection”. They say it’s your Medula Oblongata, but you just cant believe everything that you hear. Especially if you’ve already named it Philippe:
- Have a backup MS specialist to see at times like this. Or at least schedule a follow-up with your specialist at the same time that you schedule your MRIs.
- No more sneak peeks!
This post might seem a little premature since I haven’t even yet described the diet & lifestyle changes I am making to battle the disease, but I am scheduled for my 2nd set of brain & spine MRIs (since diagnosis last June), on 03/10/2012; so I figured that now is as good a time as any to get this blog rolling with my first post. As for the rest of the site, please bear with me as I get everything organized.
Though I have largely been practicing the diet & lifestyle that will be the main focus of this blog for a good 4 months or so, I have to admit that I haven’t always been faithful to it and I’ve cheated more often than I am willing to admit. Shamefully, I started smoking again. Shamefully, I don’t exercise daily (though, this has a lot to do with recently fracturing both tibias after pushing myself a little too hard/fast). Shamefully, I haven’t been faithful to some of the many practices that my research, alt-medicine doctors/practioners, and family have taught me since my diagnosis.
With all of that being said, I’m officially marking 03/10/2012 “square one“; the first day… full-fledged. No more half-assing it.