caution larry

Hi, I’m Kim! This site provides a little insight to my journey of being diagnosised with Remitting Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis on October 26th 2004. I review books and documentaries, post MS-related news, and share my photos.

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Thursday, May 31, 2007
2nd Screening appointment tomorrow
2007-05-31 16:01:46

Earlier this week I did an eye appointment to complete more of these screening requirements for the trial. The eye exam was pretty boring really. My eyes are fine. What's not fine are those damn dialating drops! Jeesh! I *hate* them! They always say that they only last an hour, but for me they always last about 4 hours! My eyes are normally sensitive to light so getting those drops on a sunny day is just cruelty. Tomorrow, I'm back at UBC for the final baseline blood work, cognitive tests again and a quality of life document I think. And then, providing it all goes well, my first dose of Fingolimod (or placebo!) is on Monday! I'll be hospitalized for the day under watch when they give me that first dose. At some point during that time I'll also be trained on giving myself the Avonex (or placebo!) injection. So, that will be the biggest test for me. I haven't fainted yet doing the blood work and I don't intend to faint doing the injection either! We'll see if I can control that part of my faulty brain that goes into faint mode. I've been doing some visualization work to get used to seeing myself give the injection. Not sure if that will have helped me!