Update 11/16/10

November 16, 2010 at 5:57 pm

It’s been awhile since I’ve been on. I visited my neurologist last Friday and had a Plasma Exchange as well (with an oil change in between … no seriously I had the oil changed on my Outback in between the neuro visit and my PE).

The neurologist visit went very well. My balancing on one foot test (whatever that one is called) was not as good as it has been, but I haven’t been practicing that for quite some time. My neurologist told be to keep practicing standing on one foot for 1 minute to keep exercising the muscles and pushing the nerve connections.

I suggested trying to extend the PE treatments again, but he urged caution due to the set back I suffered last time. His concern was towards recovery if I let things go too far.

I’ve reflected quite a bit lately on the extent of my decline and subsequent recovery. I am so blessed. I continue working out at the gym. I’ve injured some tiny muscle in my shoulder and I’m dropping down on weights and taking it easy until it recovers. I’m up to 45 minutes on the elliptical machine 3-4 times a week. My weight is coming down and I’m feeling better in most regards.

PE twice on consecutive Fridays every 6 weeks is still my only treatment and it continues to keep the antibodies in check.

I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hmmm, I think I’ll go have a round at the Tavern. Meet me there???