Update 3/11/09

March 11, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Well so much for being busy. I was laid off from 28 years of employment last Friday. And CIDP played a big role in the loss of my job. ๐Ÿ™ Enough said on that …

I’m scheduled for PEs this coming Thursday and Friday. It will be interesting to see if my hematocrit level has changed. I’ve felt fairly good. The heat and numbness has just begun to return to my fingers this morning. My feet have not begun to burn again yet. The thing I notice most about my feet is that “sand” feeling on the pads of my feet and the (numbness) in my “ring toes”.

I actually ran (well jogged) on the treadmill last Friday ๐Ÿ˜€ (before the lay off). I jogged for 5 minutes. I was not steady at first and it felt rather clunky, but I was able to let go of the hand hold and really jog for after the first minute. My leg muscles tired quickly, but this was after I had already been on the elliptical machine for 30 minutes. Of course my leg muscles were very sore Saturday morning. My wife and I went on a 3 mile walk Saturday morning and I was able to work out the soreness. I was again very tired after our walk. We haven’t been on our walk since I came down with CIDP over a year ago.

So thanks be to God for the recovery I have made.

I’ve been taking one 50mg Azathioprine tablet daily now for a 1 1/2 weeks. No ill effects. I will step it up to 3 tablets daily on Saturday.

We’re praying for no ill effects and for faster than normal results.

May God bless you all with healing from this terrible disease.