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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Multiple Sclerosis, Vitamin D, LDN, and Cane Dangers

So the doctor round robin was today, me with the PCP, the boy with the neuro. Both went as expected, which is a good thing. The pcp told me everything was good, told me I looked like I had lost weight! She reminded me I need to go get a new AFO brace for my right leg, another of those things I have been putting off for some reason. The brace I have now is about 2 years old,, probably older, I have no sense of time anymore. The doc wants me to go see an allergist to see if it's possible food is a problem. I'm up for all of it, what do I have to loose?

The boy had his semi annual visit to the neuro to have things checked out for the epilepsy. He is doing well, no changes in meds, won't attempt to ween those until after high school. His neuro happens to be my neuro, so we usually get a 2 for 1 deal when he goes! He wants me to start physical, and occupation therapy. Was that his way of telling me I should get a job? No respect! Anyway, he said the vitamin D was going great, I should have blood work after the dose this Thursday, being that will be week 12. The goal is to get my level up to 50 or so, and he thinks I should hold off on the LDN until I get to a maintenance dose of D, which should be around 10,000 iu a week.

I'm looking forward to seeing the allergist, I have been wondering about that part for a long time. I had allergy tests when I was a kid, so I kind of know what to expect, unless they just do it from a blood test. I also got a splinter in my chin today! Yes I said in my chin. I was sitting in the one docs office with my chin resting on the handle of my cane. I had noticed a rough spot, but didn't think anything of it. I was giving the wife and the boy the business with the cane, smacking them on the bottom of their feet, hooking it around their ankles, just normal me stuff. I was demonstrating how I could balance my rather substantial head on my cane, when I slid off of it, sending what must be a foot long barb into my chin! I can't see anything because of my beard, but I'm sure it is already infected. It's getting so I can't even do balancing tricks without getting hurt!


Merelyme said...

Hey there

I came over from Stephen's blog. I have a son who sees a neurologist too for his autism. And I go for my MS. Anyways...nice to meet you and I will add you to my blog roll.

awb said...

Nice to meet you too Merelyme, I will have to do the same with your site. I look forward to the next time, cya

froggysoprano said...

Forget last post, the doctor told you to wait. I didn't realize the date.

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awb said...

Yeah Froggy, I'm going to go with the neuro, but I can't wait to give it a go. Yes Slammer, I got a splinter in my chin whilst balancing my can on my chin! You sound surprised, I've done dumber stuff than that!