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Hi Carla and Belle,

Belle--I knew that you had MS, too, but I didn't feel it my place to tell Carla. (Sorry Carla!) I believe I posted to you quite a while ago about how my MS came to be diagnosed. (I believe you had asked me a question about it. Do you remember? I'm not sure if you ever replied to that post.)

Carla--when I was recovering from my cervical surgery, I began to wonder if I really had MS after all! I had read so much here on HB about symptoms that just seemed so similar to those of MS. And for quite a while after the surgery, I seemed to have no MS symptoms at all, at least none that were enough to comment about. (Of course, I was not allowed to do anything at all, so that could be another reason for the "remission".) Anyway, when I mentioned to my neurologist that I was thinking along these lines, he looked at me as if I had just come in on the first flight from the moon! I mean, I DID have all those positive MS test results, not to mention all the MS symptoms, many of which are NOT cervical-type problems at all. So of course, I really did have MS. Still, I know it sounds strange, but the night my left leg started burning, I felt great! I knew that I wasn't treating a fictitious MS!

As for the Avonex, please don't hate me. I have never had any side effects from it! In fact, I've never even taken a Tylenol before or after my injection. (I still have the little bottle that the Biogen people sent me!) The Avonex nurse who was calling me monthly when I started the program told me that I was "one in a million" (her words, not mine!). I do, however, feel a little something from the new Avonex, but it's not enough to call a side effect. I guess it's because the medication is more concentrated now.

Anyway, I'm glad to have you as a new friend. And Belle, I'm happy to have you back!! Keep in touch!

Lots of love,

Anterior Cervical Corpectomy/Diskectomy); own bone from left iliac crest; titanium plate with 4 screws. Freed myself of Evil Miami JTO (not just J) killer contraption against surgeon's orders (and happy I did it!!!!)
Rebellion worked--I'm free with the surgeon's blessing now! YIPPEE!!

[This message has been edited by BarbS123 (edited 10-28-2003).]