Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Publicity from CMT at the Tea

Hi y'all,

I'm always very happy to see news about CMT anywhere...I just continue to hope that the more we hear of it, the sooner we'll have doctors, family and friends understanding more about it and our daily struggles. I just never thought little old me would ever make it onto a newspaper helping to bring awareness to our cause so I'm obviously over the moon!!!!

I am still so grateful that my old firm supported the CMTA at this event and exposed CMT to a new audience as well as helping us to fundraise. 


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Video of Our 1st CMT Support Group Speaker

WOW...how fancy are we getting!!!! We just had our 2nd support group meeting last week and one of our members volunteered to record the lecture and post it online for everyone to see who may have missed the meeting.

This is Dr. Daniel DiCapua, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Yale School of Medicine providing an overview of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. I had my first appointment with him earlier this year and found him to be extremely knowledgeable and really great to explain and discuss CMT with. I am so happy that he agreed to come in to be our first presenter. To view the video, please click HERE.

FINALLY...Something's Working!!!

As someone who has tried such a multitude of medications, you're always a bit skeptical about starting anything new...and the new prescriptions I got didn't exactly start to work right away, as the doc said it would take a couple of weeks, but it was driving me insane to deal with so much pain...and with that much pain comes tears, emotions, etc etc...

However, they FINALLY kicked in about 10 days ago and I have been feeling GREAT!!! My pain is down to a much more manageable level and I'm even waking up pretty pain-free, compared to the mornings when I'm writhing in bed with pain and it takes me a while to get up. I can't even begin to explain how grateful and relieved I am!!!

Unfortunately, my insurance did not approve the medication for the chronic fatigue (something about it not being FDA approved), so I will have to wait until my follow up appointment next week to see if we could try something else to give me a boost at the beginning of the day...I am just praying that these meds LAST! I could use feeling a little normal for a while :)