Progress Update: Retiring Progress Update

matts ms multiple sclerosis progress update

First of all I just wanted to point out that I will be writing multiple postings today, I have a couple things I want to write about but I am trying to keep everything organized. So for this posting lets talk about the obvious: My progress! I’m sure that’s exactly why you dedicated yourself to reading this posting in particular! Haha…

So I have not been taking my minocycline at all and what do you know, my nausea is finally gone! My joints are still kind of achy but my skin is no longer tender to the touch and my muscles don’t feel as achy. I think my joints are still hurting a bit because I have been oversleeping and I tend to sleep on my sides weird plus I have not done any kind of exercising or stretching in a long, long, time. Although… I don’t know how to explain the pain in my heels… Either way, I feel a lot better so that’s good.

Current symptoms:

Poor Balance
Poor depth perception
Minor weakness in left side of body
Fatigue
Poor vision (on and off)
Inability to properly control left leg
Occasional tremors in left leg
Loss of fine motor control in left hand
Tingling in finger tips
Impaired cognitive abilities
Insomnia / Restless Leg Syndrome
Sensitivity to cold on right side of body
Joint Aches
Depression (more then usual)

Oh yeah! Almost forgot! For those of you who read the other day I had a problem injecting in my stomach with my autoject. After talking to some people it sounds like I might have injected into scar tissue or a dense spot. That day my medication had bubbled up and left a big red bump. That bump is still there! It itches and it’s really firm as if there was something solid under my skin. It’s kind of gross but mostly anoying because it itches! Not sure what the deal is there but I doubt it’s anything serious…

OK, OK, now I’ll address the elephant in the room… Haha well actually, it’s not that big of a deal. I am simply retiring my posting title headings, mainly the “Progress Update” term, because to say progress update implies that I am making some kind of progress good or bad and since my actual progress is pretty much at a halt I feel like the term “Progress Update” looses it’s meaning. I would rather use it for periods of true exacerbation when I know for a fact that I’m having an actual, full blown, relapse. Again, nothing exciting, Ill continue writing like I do but I will just be throwing regular blog titles up rather then labeling the titles themselves. Everything will still be organized under their proper pages and I may just “tag” each posting so that you can type in “progress update” in my search bar and skim through all my postings there. Ill be experimenting so just bare with me. If you have any suggestions just leave a comment!

2 Responses to Progress Update: Retiring Progress Update

  1. Alison says:

    Matt-
    I have always gotten redness and raised areas. They are typically hard as well. They will last a couple days and then go away. It happen with my first injection and the nurse said it was nothing to worry about. I was wondering if it might be a depth thing. Wondered if anyone had any thoughts?

    Thanks

  2. Matt Allen G says:

    Interesting, I typically get a bump that last an hour at the most but it's usually not red or anything but this has lasted days! I have no explanation but I'm not worried so I'm not putting too much thought into it :^b

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