Namenda update

July 27, 2009 at 8:47 pm


I’m so excited I can hardly contain myself. I am off all daytime pain meds and have less pain than I’ve had all year. I love that I’m not on any narcotics or anything that fuzzes my head – I enjoy my job and want to continue with it! Weekend before last, I did some house projects/crafts/things I have not been able to do in over a year … my pain level came up only a little and was still in a tolerable range. This past weekend, I was able to work in my garden for several hours, took a nap and went dancing for several hours that night! And when I left, it was because I wanted to and NOT because I was in pain. I realize I’m fortunate that, while my muscles spasm and cramp, my CIDP is mostly sensory. However the other side is that it is extremely painful. And while I know what works for one, doesn’t always work for all … but for those of you plagued with chronic pain, I would highly recommend giving this a try!

I feel like a brand new person!!!!!!!

I wish all continued success in finding the right pain mgt program and hope to get updates … hint, hint Clare, Dick S, Maggie, Rhonda, and … everyone!

Yolanda – I am so sorry for your family, I know how difficult it is to watch someone go through a medical challenge. If you don’t mind, I would like to know your mother’s name to add her (other than “Yolanda’s mom) to my prayer list. That said, that is how I get my strength to face all of life’s challenges – by faith. I wish I could say I lived my whole life through faith, but sadly that is not a true statement. While I don’t believe my faith reduces the challenges of life, it does give me a great peace that, in the long run, it isn’t about this life and it isn’t about me. When I line myself up in relationship with God and acknowledge and appreciate that He sends me great Blessings every day, I can go through anything. In spite of all the pain and challenges, I can fill more pages with things I’m thankful for than with the things that are rotten. It’s a choice to recognize every day the things that are good and it’s a choice I make every morning when I wake up. The main thing I’ve really learned is that once I gave up the myth that I was in control of anything:eek: , everything’s been in better control:D ! I pray you and your family find that peace.