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Hello, New, Old and Haven't met yet Friends--I am delighted to have a spot to speak about my lifelong "friend"/foe, MS. After 36 years with the MonSter, we are well acquainted and until very recently, we've been compatible and even friendly much of the time. Menopause had seemed to ease my symptoms; some neuros are saying now that MS often burns itself out around 60, I believe. Then THE CHANGE:
I've had a very rough winter. I had a bad cold in November when I was out of town and didn't get immediate treatment. I had no fever and felt OK. This led to a bronchitis which I have had from then until now-(March 22)-about four full months! I also somehow acquired a dime size MRSA spot (read that as superbug) on my shin which was new enough and mysterious enough to concern me.
But the infection of the bronchitis has evidently been the tripping point! (no pun intended) Once a few years ago I had a fever and fell from a standing position at the doctor's office, with no warning. I know what infection can do, but I have not had any fever these whole four months. But I have had the infection in my body and it has made terrible changes: after all these years my walking has been seriously affected.
Please come again to revisit My Story Continuing Saga-part 2. In the future I will also post Past and Present original Poetry about MS, My Thoughts, Typical Concerns, and whatever else the MS world brings us.
Love, Jane in Indiana
who has a GREAT life In Spite of MS
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