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Monday, February 16, 2009

Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Stimulator, My Body Is Revolting, and Sleep Doesn't Come Easy

I go tomorrow for my evaluation for the neuro stimulator, and I'm a little more than just a little nervous. I'm not searching so much for a silver bullet as I am for a little more comfort, and just a bit more range. It would be so cool to be able to not have to wear the brace everyday. It's also my understanding that the stimulator is a good tool in the rehab of little used muscles, like my right leg. I really don't know what to expect tomorrow, how long it will take, or if I will get an answer tomorrow as to my candidacy for the stimulator.

My body is exhausted. My legs hurt, my arms are numb, and my torso is vibrating. Most people who read this would be concerned if that description applied to them, while I fully anticipated feeling this way. I had a long weekend, filled with activity, a lot of walking, and not much rest. I would have been shocked if I woke up this morning feeling great. This usually lasts about 3 or 4 days, depending on how much activity brought it on, and how much activity I have in the mean time. Any way you look at it, this is a small price to pay for the fun I had this past weekend.

I think it's time to have blood work drawn to check my vitamin D level, I need to check that. I also need to check with my health care provider to find out why they only authorize 60 doses of the sleep aid Ambien every 90 days. Curious, does that mean you aren't supposed to take it everyday? They say on their commercials that it is not habit forming, as long as you take as prescribed. OK, what if it is prescribed as needed? The website says it should only be taken for 7-10 days. Do I care as long as I can sleep? Is it dangerous? I need one of those mallets like the 3 Stooges used to knock people out.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

www.terrywahls.com

Stopped secondary progressive.

awb said...

Thanks, that's just what I wanted to hear! Time for me to research some of the things on your site, again, thanks.

froggysoprano said...

We're all pulling for you. It is time for you to get a break. Love, Frog

Slammermike said...

What ever happens I'm sure it will be stimulating!
And it WAS a great time this weekend!