Progress Update: Alcohol, Heat, and Strenuous Activity

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Alright, some of you may have noticed, I have been pretty inactive online for the last few days. Well June 5th was my 21st birthday and I spent Sunday through Tuesday in Palm Springs with a buddy of mine. I was supposed to go to Vegas but I was a little short on cash so I settled for Palm Springs. This is a tottally different scene for those of you who have never been there. Not to many young “party people”, nope, mostly old folks and couples. Definitely great for a couple wanting to get away and relax for the weekend but not ideal for two single guys, not that I am even the party type haha!

Anyways, it was kind of surprising… It wasn’t too hot but it was still hot enough to cause worry regarding my symptoms and sensitivity to the heat. But somehow I was unaffected! I didn’t take any of my medication, spent more time in the heat then I would normally like to, I drank a little, ate plenty of junk food, and finished it all off with some pretty tiring hiking at an 8,000 foot elevation! My legs were sore but my symptoms remained unaffected and by unaffected I mean no better and no worse then they were when I left… Doesn’t make any sense! Granted, I didn’t really drink that much and wasn’t in the heat too, too, long but man with all that stuff combined you would think I would see some kind of activity! So what does this mean? Are these symptoms truly permanent? I hope not… The hike was nice and I got some nice pictures but I didn’t feel as adventurous as I would have liked to because my balance is not so great…

I think after I am completely off the Prednisone it will be time for another Steroid IV treatment (Solu-Medrol) and if nothing clears up well… That will be rather unfortunate… I have an appointment with a new neurologist in Fontana at the end of the month, we will see what comes of that… For now it is still just a wait and see game…

2 thoughts on “Progress Update: Alcohol, Heat, and Strenuous Activity

  • June 10, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Matt-that is so great that you were able to get away and "do" things!! I think I figured out how to post here–I'll find out in about 2 seconds! ttys 🙂

  • June 10, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Lol looks like you posted ok! And yeah it was good to get out but I could have used a little more haha!


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