I really like LISTS

So one of my obsessions is lists, I love love love to make lists! Today’s list is: a list of euphemisms for MS relapses. Let me know if there are any I didn’t include.

1. Relapse

2. Inflammation

3. Exacerbation (this seems overly complicated) 

4. Bout

5. Attack

Thesaurus.com suggested “fall from grace” which is pretty accurate too but I haven’t heard it used… obviously. Doctors don’t seem to be into sounding that poetic. 

That was a shorter list than I wanted it to be, so feel free to add!

Question!

Anybody out there with MS who has used Solu-Medrol after a relapse (or whatever other euphemism you want to use) before, do you get a new PICC line for every course of the steroid or a separate IV each day?

Also known as, wow I hate my PICC line… can’t wait to get rid of it in 2 days! 

New Blog!

Hi! 

I’m Cade, I’m 18 and a college student in New England, and I was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS).

There are a lot of blogs out there about MS, but none that I’ve seen written by teens or for teens. So even though I don’t know a lot about my own disease yet (oy vey), I thought I’d give it a shot. I especially wanted to launch it now, even though I might not be well-prepared enough, because it’s the tail end of MS Awareness Week. 

I hope to have it set up so guests can post, and I want to know about other teens experiences with the disease, or adults who had it as teens. Feel free to post thoughts, questions, or whatever. There aren’t many people with MS (400,000 in the US) so I don’t really know how much response this will get but I thought I’d try… If you read this, please pass it on to anyone you know who has MS.

Thanks for reading, xox

Cade