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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, February 20, 2008
9 month check-in for Fingolimod trial!
Spent a couple hours at UBC yesterday doing my 9 month check-in for the trial. It was a pretty minimal appointment this time around. The usual check-in with my nurse, timed walking test, urine, bloods, one blind Neuro exam and a pyhysical exam. I always feel like I've just visited my pusher when I leave. I'm all stocked up again with all my injections and pills ;)

So, this starts the final countdown on Avonex injections left to do for the trial! THIRTEEN LEFT TO GO!!! I'm still so shocked at how well I handle my injections since starting them 9 months ago. I think about that first time I had to do it on my own and how I hovered for 15 minutes or more on several occasions in fear of stabbing myself. I was even feeling more confident while giving blood yesterday that I almost looked down at my arm to watch her take the blood! I thought that might tempt fate, so I just looked right at my nurse which I typically don't do either. Usually I stare in the opposite direction so there wouldn't be a chance I could see anything needle or blood related. But I really do feel comfortable with it all now. I don't get even a slight fainting feeling any more. I didn't even have to self talk myself to remember to breath like I first started doing in the trial. I don't have any negative reactions any more! Perhaps on my next appointment I'll have a glance down and see how I feel :) Feeling proud about where I came from though!