I am sparking up October to make it better than September. 🙂
It’s October and the leaf colors are changing. The temperatures at Alexandria, VA are cooling off. October has been a month of great news for me. I’ve seen the neurologist, ophthalmologist and physical therapist. They all have given me raving reviews in how I look and am doing. I believe them, because I felt The improvement. 🙂
During the first week of October I was able to see the neurologist. This time I walked in without any limping or tingling. My relapse finally had ceased and thankfully no mobility was lost. I reached to the neurologist office so calm and excited to show her my improvement. During the appointment the neurologist acknowledged that indeed I had toxic dose of vitamin D and It may had caused my relapse.
My body feels strong, but I need to be careful now how I acquire the vitamin D supplements. It seems I may be sensitive in how I acquire the vitamin D. How do I know this? While figuring out the cause of my relapse. I took many lab tests to see how much vitamin D was in my blood. Surprisingly, I had only 34 ng/mL in my blood after I took 50,000 units three days prior.
A doctor at Puerto Rico who I met through a professor from college helped highlight this sensitivity I have with vitamin D. What’s interesting is how things happen. I am a trained internet marketer. I made a comment about the MomHealthMultipleSclerosis website on my Facebook profile and a college professor from Puerto Rico whom I worked with told me about a Chiropractor who also had M.S.
I contacted this Chiropractor on Facebook and made a comment on the doctor’s Facebook page. At that time I wanted to interview him virtually for a course. The comment flourished months later to now. Due to the urgency of the overdose and mishandling by the neurologist.
I reserved flights to go down to Puerto Rico to take classes and to see the doctor about the vitamin D deficiency. The trip was postpone due to hurricane Maria.
The interview will now be an virtual appointment to be seen by the chiropractor. I hope to be his first patient to be seen by him virtually. His prognosis will later be verified by seeing him directly eventually when things get better at Puerto Rico.
So what is motivating me to see him. To find a doctor that can help guide me throughout my journey with Multiple Sclerosis is important to me. I really want to understand more this chronic disease. This doctor also has M.S. He lives a healthy and active life similar to me, I need to learn his ways working with M.S.
Patient condition form that’s in Spanish for the virtual appointment. 🙂
Ophthalmologist and Physical Therapist
I needed glasses to drive and I waited two months until I saw this Ophthalmologist. He is very good at his job. The last time I saw him I nearly cried. Mainly because he saw in my eye something that happen to me over 16 years ago.
I had a severe relapse where I experienced Optic Neuritis. To go through Optic Neuritis almost made me blind and I sincerely felt God took care of me back then. I was not diagnosed with M.S. at that time, nor did I get prescribed to see a doctor except a optomitrist. I was reminded of the blessing of faith and God when the doctor described the pink scar on the pupil and said that I recovered beautifully from it.
I received more positive news when I went for the physical therapy session. I took a follow-up on my treatments received and got done an evaluation for the insurance. I resulted with a major improvement in the test and the insurance granted me four more sessions to try to recoup the little of strength left to gain back.
The latest Physical Therapy exercise learned at my last appointment shown below.
When I thought my last PT was last week. The insurance approved 4 more sessions bc I showed major improvement. Here is a clip on one of the exercises learned today.
The 13th year journey with multiple sclerosis has led me to investigate further to understand multiple sclerosis. To see the doctor at Puerto Rico virtually or in person I believe is another positive step to take to live and address any issues with my health related to Multiple Sclerosis.
Many blessings and hope you exercise,