Help Sherry end MS!
It’s amazing how fast your focus can change. In one hour on October 16th, 2017, I went from a relapsing-remitting MS patient to a secondary progressive patient…ditching my 3x weekly injections and contemplating 2 years of chemotherapy. It’s a good thing I’m adaptable.
And so here we are, hoping the chemo puts the brakes on my disease progression and wishing there was an MS-specific drug for secondary progressive MS. Because really…who says, “Yay! Chemo!”? But if it works as we hope, I will keep on keeping on. I will paddle. I will downhill ski. I will garden. Because I can. The MS hasn’t stopped me yet. And that’s how I intend it to stay. [And who knows? Maybe the cannabis oil will help counter any ill effects of the chemo, in addition to helping the legs along.]
So, the research must continue. Progress must continue. Whether it be new disease-modifying therapies or, ideally, a cure. So many of us hope, every day, for just that.
And now, for this year’s thanks:
To Ellen, my manager from my long lost working days at National Defence for helping me maintain my garden last season and get it ready for the upcoming one. I couldn’t do it without you. Truly.
To the awesome group at the Ottawa River Canoe Club... thank you for paddling my deadweight in the OC6 when it gets too hot and my arms give up the ghost. [But you should see me go on a 13° morning.}
To Col D and Adam with the CADS program at Pakenham... see you on the slopes again in January. Just try getting rid of me!
And last, but not least, to the friends and family who put up with me… And Jamie in particular, who signed up for this, but [much like me] couldn’t really have predicted where MS would take us.
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