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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Neurology Visit A Bust, And A Visit To The Sisters

Had my doctor's appointment yesterday, went about as expected. Nothing you try, with the exception of Tysabri, and I test positive for the antibody that makes that dangerous. They prescribed Neurontin for the pain in my legs, and suggested IVIG, Intravenous immunoglobulin. Not crazy about the side effects associated with the IVIG, anything from hepatitis to Aids. The only good part of the day was I got to ride in a wheelchair that made me feel like the little boy, this thing was huge! I am 6'5", 250 lbs, and as you can see I had room for a date in this chair.

Getting ready to go down to the sisters for a visit, looking forward to it, but it the same time apprehensive. They live on the water and are very active people, and do all the things that I love to do, but no longer enable to. I know they will understand that I'm not able to do it, but that will make it no less hard on me wanting to get out there and play. I hope the wife adheres to our agreement that she will go and partake in the festivities, not making it doubly hard that I feel bad because she misses it too.


Muffie said...

I laughed when I saw that chair. One time at my mother's nursing home, I needed to borrow a chair, and they gave me one of those double-wides. I'm a lot smaller than you, so you imagine how I looked!
Just enjoy your time away, and don't worry about the little things. Take pix!

awb said...

Muff - I try to imagine, there are people that see that chair and cringe because they don't think they'll fit!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I laughed also when I saw you in that chair

awb said...

Kim - I felt like I was looking in a boardwalk funhouse mirror!