After waiting 5 months from the time my neurologist started the process I finally got my first dose of my new MS medicine, Gilenya. During the 5 months I have had a lot of miscommunications (the phone calls from Gilenya NEVER came up on my phone as anything but usually ignored mass calls), voice mail messages in a thick foreign accent at the lowest possible level of loudness, misdirected doctor appointments, general frustration, and my neurologist thinking that all the…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on October 24, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Some big changes are coming into my life. In two weeks I will have my first dose of the hopefully better MS drug, Gilenya, requiring a 6 hour stay at a cardiologist for my first dose. I have such big hopes of how this new drug could affect my riding. Will I have more energy? Better balance? Better coordination and timing? Will I be able to “feel” the horse better? Will the horses like me riding them better? Only time will tell, of course.
The second big…Continue
The Drought is Over—At Least for Now
And all this rain is messing up my riding.
We were in a drought this summer, getting just enough rain to keep the grass growing somewhat and keep some of the crops from dying, but the ponds, lakes, streams and rivers were down several inches. Our local river, the Rocky River, lived up to…Continue