Today was a big day for me. After 8 years of being off medication for my MS, it as time to get back on some medication. I started Gilenya today which is the first oral medication for RRMS patients. Due to a drop in blood pressure you have to be monitored on your first dose of this medication. So this morning I headed off to the hospital to take my first dose. It was a long boring day just sitting around being monitored but I am happy to announce that there were no side effects and I feel pretty good tonight. Just a little tired.
As I sat there today in the infusion center I could not help but see so many Chemo patients pass my room. As much as I wanted to feel sorry for myself, I could not. I know that in my life I could be battling such bigger battles that what I do.
So tonight I am grateful for a terrific nursing staff, a uneventful day, and big hugs and smooches from my kiddos when I got home.