Wednesday, November 25, 2009

CK Down Again

CK is 252 (38-234 is normal)

2 Years ago it was around 8,000

Now we can start tapering the 10mg Prednisone and hopefully get off it altogether.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

One Year Later

As one year has past since my treatment, I can only look back in amazement at how much has changed. I not only have regained strength, energy, and independence, but rediscovered happiness.

One year ago, I was struggling to get off the ground, could barely make it off a chair or up the stairs. I could not lift my neck, cross my legs, put my arms over my head, lift my son, walk without a stick, or go through a day without a nap.

Today I can do all of those things and more. I have jumped back into life and our big news is, after 2 years of waiting, our daughter has finally joined our family. We traveled to Ethiopia to bring her home in late July. Yes, I traveled and all was fine. She is proof that anything is possible if you don't give up.

Thank you to the family, friends, and strangers who helped me through. All is not perfect, but little by little we are getting there. When you lose so much, gaining anything at all seems like a miracle.

Please pass along this treatment to others who are suffering with auto-immune conditions to see if they qualify.

Cheers to a Happy Holiday season and a Healthy New Year!