Yes, a car, a motorized vehicle, not sure what else I would be driving haha. Even though I have driven before since rehab, this still feels like a first, I’m not sure why, maybe because I hardly remember that last time (I drove)? Either way, it felt, somewhat normal… I mean, I am not used to it so I could tell I was overly conscious, as in, I didn’t want to look away from the road for even a second to check my speed, so it will take some time to get comfortable I suppose. Otherwise I felt like everything related to my vision and body’s response time was fine! I drove to the store with my Dad to pick some stuff up, then we went to pay and I realized… I forgot my wallet… So, since I did not have my drivers license on me I let my Dad drive home, I’m not one to take risks like that anymore. I got to see how it felt and that’s all I really wanted for today, now it’s just a matter of getting some drive time in so I can get comfortable driving around again, that will simply take some time and experience. So weird… I used to be so good at driving, riding motorcycles, it all just felt natural, like the vehicle was an extension of me, but now? It’s kind of foreign haha… I think I just have not done anything that requires me to “be on my toes” for such a long time that my brain got too relaxed and now I am requiring much more of it!
On a separate note, I have to start looking into BG-12 and Gilenya so that once it comes time to leave Tysabri behind (I don’t want to be on it too long as it will increase my chances of contracting PML) I will know what I want to switch to, to keep me stable that is. Tysabi is doing a great job of getting me over the “hump” created by my last relapse but that’s all I really intended to do with it. I know some of you will disagree with me, but I don’t want to stay on it, I want to see if something else will simply keep me from relapsing since I have obviously done a good amount of reversal. We will see, one step at a time, no rush!
Oh yeah, I almost forgot, I will do a more official post solely on this topic, but that money I raised for the stem cells is still there, in it’s own account. I am obviously not going to be going for stem cells, so I think it’s just going to stay there in case something health related, or, MS related comes up. I am thinking how ever (maybe I will post a poll asking about this) that perhaps it would be wise to invest in a cooling vest since I do live in the desert and 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 degrees Celsius) is not good for MS and I am scared it’s going to do some real damage to me this summer since heat and stress seem to be my main triggers… It’s already starting to get warm here… So what do you think? I will post a poll to try to get the opinions of those who donated, I want to make sure they are OK with that, otherwise the money will stay in that account.