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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Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Fingolimod screening appointment done!
2007-05-09 11:58:18

My morning starting with signing my life away on consent forms, then off to MRI. I was a little off guard as they needed to hook me up to an IV line to give me contrast while being scanned... (I usually don't get that with my regular MRI's) ...creepy being stuffed in the MRI tunnel and then feel this cool sensation go up my arm as they run the crap through my veins. Weird. Then I had more blood taken, cognitive tests done, a blinded Neurological exam where I could only answer straight laced questions to this nice doctor, another different full physical exam, a walking test (or EDSS I presume), a chest x-ray, and then finally a lunch break! Then a couple more hours to do some more cognitive function tests again, ECG, blood pressure, temperature, urine and pregnancy testing, more paperwork stuff and questions, then the Pulmonary Function test. That was fun. Reminded me of scuba diving breathing that way through a tube :) So, now the wait begins until all those tests come back. From there, I'll find out if I qualify or not to continue on to the trial! What a day.