All I can say is, thank goodness it is Friday! The shorter weeks seem twice as long as the normal weeks, for some reason. I sincerely hope that none of you live in Florida and for those of you who do, I hope you are safe. All I have been hearing about for days now, is the hurricane and how strong it is supposed to be. I mean, they are even talking about closing our office on Monday, and we are far from the coast in the Carolina’s. I do know that in 1989, Hurricane Hugo hit the Carolina Coast and caused a lot of damage to the area that I live in. However, Hurricane Irma’s path is going to hit Florida this weekend, so hopefully by the time the storm makes it to the Carolina’s we will just have a lot of rain and winds. My husband and I are definitely keeping all those that live in the islands and Florida in our thoughts and prayers.
As I mentioned yesterday, I got the green light to start the Tecfidera. I was debating all day if I was going to start the Tecfidera today or wait until the weekend, just in case there were any side effects. I decided that I was going to wait until tomorrow so if I do experience any negative side effects, I would at least be in the comfort of my own home and not at work. Now, I have the weekend for my body to start getting adjusted to actually taking medicine for the MS, as it has been two months since I have taken anything. I am not even sure I will experience anything with the first dose, but if I do I luckily I will have my husband to take care of me and listen to my whining! So, I can officially say that tomorrow will be the first day of my new journey with Tecfidera.
I would like to thank all of you that commented on my post yesterday. I received a lot of support and advice, which was so helpful. I know there is at least one person that will be starting Tecfidera in the next few weeks, so hopefully my exposure to this medicine will be able to help her as she starts it. This person will know I am talking about her and she has been so encouraging since I started this blog.
As always, thank you for reading my post. I appreciate all the encouragement and advice, y’all have been wonderful. I hope you have a nice and safe weekend. Please, if you live in any of the areas that are expected to be affected by this hurricane, get somewhere where you will be safe.