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imicsome Patient Expert

Tehachapi, California
I am happily married to my best friend. I have two adult children and 4 grandkids. I live in a beautiful mountain community in California and get to enjoy all four seasons of weather, including snow. I love photography and scrapbooking.
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Busy Day by imicsome Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Just wrapped up a busy day. Shopping for an anniversary gift for hubby, then the last night of Lent bible study. Rushed home to run protocols. Still learning to balance runn ... Read on »
Another Day is Done by imicsome Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Another day is drawing to  close. I just finished running my last protocol of the day. The new machine is working wonders for me. I wish you each could come over and try it! ... Read on »
Home Swwet Home by imicsome Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Yeah to being home! Although yesterday wasn't much of a day of rest. We had too many errands to run after me being gone for a week. Today is Church and more errands. At leas ... Read on »
Travel Day by imicsome Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Yesterday was my travel day home. So, no time to blog. Left the hotel at 7 am Texas time and didn't get home till 3 am Texas time. LONG flippin day. Only programs I ran all ... Read on »
Treatment explanation by imicsome Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) OK...I'm going try to  explain what the treatment is I'm getting in short, sweet terms. The VT-200, or Vecttor system, delivers electrical stimulation, through electrodes ... Read on »
Day 4 of Treatment by imicsome Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day four over and done. I feel pretty darn good. Doc added two more protocols to my treatments. Means I'll be running the machine three times a day instead of just two. Fine ... Read on »
Treatment day 3 by imicsome Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I feel better today. Everyday I see an improvement. The neuropathy pain in my leg is now down to a level 3/10 pain. That's INCREDIBLE. It's there but now it's more of an ann ... Read on »
Treatments going well by imicsome Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I didn't blog yesterday because I just wasn't feeling up to it. The treatments kinda took the wind out of my sails and my blood sugar got to be a bit on the low side. I'm fe ... Read on »
Travel Day...and leg cramps. by imicsome Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I made the right decision by coming down to Bakersfield last night. Hubby say we got lots of snow and as it rained first....ice. Not good for driving. My evening was une ... Read on »
MS is "Lucky"?? by imicsome Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I'm sitting alone in a hotel room. Big snow predicted for home and I couldn't risk being snowed in and missing my flight tomorrow morning. One thing that I absolutely refuse ... Read on »
Neurontin by imicsome Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Finally...a decent night sleep. Not a perfect one, but at least I was able to sleep for a few hours at a time. My Doc increased my Neurontin dose yesterday to 600mg TID. We ... Read on »
Another Leg of the Journey by imicsome Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Ahhhh...the wonderful world of MS. Just experienced another exacerbation and went through a round of 5 doses of IV steroids. Not fun to say the least. I've come out the othe ... Read on »
Been awhile by imicsome Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Wow. Can't believe how long it's been since my last post. Life has a way of speeding up and moving at warp speed. Things have been going pretty well. My MS has been under co ... Read on »
Infusion Day One by imicsome Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Infusion's started. This time I'm only doing 3 days of infusions instead of 5. Thank goodness. I thought it had been longer since my last round of infusions, but found out t ... Read on »
Another exacerbation by imicsome Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Here I was thinking things were going so well. Actually, they were. Until Saturday when I  started having vision problems and pain in my left eye. I sucked it up and was hop ... Read on »
Still here by imicsome Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Wow. I hadn't realized it had been so long since I blogged. The summer has simply flown by. Fortunately, not too many issues with the MS this summer. )BIG difference from pr ... Read on »
busy, busy, busy by imicsome Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Wouldn't it be great if MS took a break when life got tough? We've been dealing with a stressfull family issue for the past 6 months (my pop has been really sick). As if it' ... Read on »
Fire's Back by imicsome Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I take 12 pills a day (Not to mention my shot) to keep my MS symptoms at bay. We'll they aren't working. The neuropathy in my legs (FIRE) is back, my fatigue requires a dail ... Read on »
Been awhile by imicsome Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) It's been awhile since I blogged, but life has a way of throwing you curve ball's and making other issues in your life the priority. The last 6 months of 2010 my dad was pre ... Read on »
Gilenya outrage... by imicsome Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) As with other MS patients I have been eagerly awaiting the availability of Gilenya. I'm sure you've heard of the drug. The new ORAL MS medication approved by the FDA very re ... Read on »