Saturday, June 24, 2006

MS: It Needs Money, Humor & HP

Yesterday my wonderful friend Lindsey was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. "What the hell is that?" you may ask. Well copy & paste this web address for more info. http://www.nationalmssociety.org/. What I've learned thus far is that it's an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. Myelin (the fatty tissue surrounding nerves) deterioates and leaves sclerosis, a form a scar tissue. Not sexy, quite serious, not deadly (for the most part). It's a weird ass disease that's causes are unknown. We do know that Oregonians & Washingtonians have higher rates of MS than anywhere in the USA. Why? Feek if I know.

What Linds is recieving right now for treatment are corticosteroids. These should help get feeling back into the numb areas of her body. So far she's okay. Last night she got her first round of interveneous corticosteroids. While the clear liquid was pumped through her body I was there with her chillin'. We shared a grilled cheese sandwich that was pretty good & chatted with a kind nurse & another woman with MS who had memory loss for 5 months. Like couldn't remember she was married memory loss. But she's good now & has not had an attack in about a year & 1/2. Anyway PLEASE CLICK ON THE TITLE OF THE POST TO SEE MY MS 150 WEBPAGE! Here you can donate your money & even join the 2 day bike ride in Oregon wine country. There's also a link to it in my website of the month pick. Peace out y'all. More on my little world in the next post
~F

2 comments:

Lindsey said...

Franny, you are the best friend a girl could have!! Thank you thank you thank you. I've posted info about this on my blog as well, and my girl Rennie has already donated. What a sweet dog! ;)

Thanks again - I feel very grateful and lucky to have such good friends in my life!

xoxo

Sara said...

Hiya, I'm Mary's daughter, she told me about the ride & I wish I had some money to send, but I'm a MSc student living in London at the mo, so I've got no spare cash, but I'll put your link on my blog page & see if I can get any of my mates in the states to donate.
Cheers
- Sara