Injections

Getting shots at the doctors sucks. Getting shots on a regular basis sucks even more. Having to give yourself shots on a weekly or daily basis sucks the most. Having an MS medication that requires you to give yourself an injection was definitely one of the worst things about the disease. At least in my opinion. But that’s the reality …

Medication Decisions

After you’ve gone over all of the blood work, the lumbar puncture results. You’ve looked at all the black-and-white images of your brain, and may or may not have received a black or white answer, your doctor brings up the last topic of your appointment. Medication ‘Medication will now be a permanent part of your life’, he says. ‘We don’t know how they …

Diagnosis

Seeing as this is the inaugural post for #MSMonday, what better way to start off then where we all start, at diagnosis. Being diagnosed with MS is not like being diagnosed with most other things. It isn’t a one time doctor visit, a one time conversation and a black-and-white, yes or no answer. It is usually a long journey of tests, …

Scientific evidence

It happened again, dang, another relapse in the books. Two Junes in a row, bad trend I’m starting, and I liked June! I guess I never really got over that cold (see previous post, shameless plug) and I think that’s where it all began. Fast forward a month. “Ask him if it’s bad” whispers my boyfriend sitting a few feet …

A girl and her barbell

I’ve finally made it back to Muay Thai. It was a week ago, and I haven’t been back again yet, but it’s a start! When I took a ‘break’ (10 month break) last December, this is how it started. I just found myself having no desire to go anymore. I enjoy the sport, I enjoy the atmosphere once I am …

Migraines, a real pain in the…. head.

Day 3 of a migraine. I’ve been getting migraines forr-eevvv-errrrrrr (10 pts for the movie reference). So I’m not sure if it has anything to do with MS per se, but I’m sure MS doesn’t help them go away. I’ve been on Topamax to help control them, but sometimes one finds its way in, and when it does, it’s there …

Oh yeah, I’m a runner too

My running career was born when I failed as a triathlete. Well, that’s not fair. I didn’t ‘fail’, I just never got there in the first place. I had been training all summer, and when the time came or when I got around to registering, it was full. My mom being the worry wort that she is now about me, …

How I became a health nut

I’ve always been an active person, enjoying sports, running and working out. But I started to get restless in my routines and began to research new things and stumbled upon a wonderful, informational database for all things health and fitness in September of 2012, www.girlsgonestrong.com. It originally started with 7 women, but is now down to 3. I read everything …

Welcome to my blog!

Well here I am. This has been in my brain for quite some time now, and now it is out in the world! My name is Alissa, and I have Multiple Sclerosis. This blog is about my life, the good, the bad and the ugly through the lens of MS. Some brief history before we get started, I was diagnosed …