Bright spot of the visit: everyone in the office went nuts over Kira, 9 1/2 months old and a big beautiful personality. ❤️
By purely physical-examination standards, I’m still doing well. All the basic neurological tests were fine, as they always are. He did ask me to get another MRI, with contrast, which I intially balked at because of the aforementioned breastfeeding reason, but after explaining that Kira would most certainly not agree to drink 24 hours’ worth of her breastmilk feedings from a bottle, he said that just dumping 1 or 2 feedings afterward would be sufficient. THAT she can do. So, an MRI is on the horizon, likely for early January to fit in with our plans to conceive Baby Glotzbach #2.
I saw my neurologist again today. Uneventful visit, except my mother was there with me and she got to ask questions.
I’m doing fine. I didn’t get my latest bloodwork done, which didn’t enable me to get an MRI before this doctor visit, but that’s OK. New plan: get bloodwork done ASAP; have MRI in August; go off Rebif in September to try to conceive; see Dr. Rosenberg again in November. Fabulous.
And you know what that means—only 5 more months of Rebif for awhile. (I’m over it…a post coming soon about my recent difficulties with staying compliant.)
I just noticed it’s been 6 months since I’ve updated this blog! Wow! I had no idea it had been that long. Fortunately for me (unfortunately for the blog), there has been absolutely nothing new to report.
I saw Dr. Rosenberg again on September 11th. He says I’m doing great. Go me! But as I left the office, I began to feel guilty. Not for my continued good health and well-being, but in that by being there, I feel as though I’m taking away an appointment from someone else who needs it more. I saw two patients in a wheelchair and one using a walker come through the waiting room that day. What the hell am I doing there, I felt, when I’ve had no further symptoms and there are others in this office obviously worse-off than I?
On the plus side, I did request holding off on the next MRI until just before my next appointment, which will be in April of 2014. (Happy dance. MRIs are a pain in the butt.) I did get an order for blood work, which I need to get done soon. I’m dreading it though because I know my vitamin B12 and D levels will be low, again, due to the fact that I am not exactly good at remembering to take the supplements regularly. I need to improve that.
More frequent posting to come.