Just a quick eye-health report. and its a good one. I’ve had 2 OCT scans since I last reported on my eye condition. I saw a new neuro-opthomologist back in the spring, at UCSF, and then back to my optometrist last month. As usual, I give you a summary of all the OCT measurements so far:
What might seem odd, after having published 42 posts, is to be writing something entitled “My Story”. Since I wasn’t clever enough to have made my last post The Answer To The Ultimate Question Of Life, The Universe, And Everything, I decided it was high time to write a short biographical, with all the interesting bits in one place. You see, lately I’ve been joining various online groups — mostly MS-related — and I am finding the redundancy of “introducing” myself over and over again to be incredibly tedious. The future plan? Point ’em to this tell-all page. Brilliant! So, with apologies to those who have already slogged through 42 posts, here goes … Continue reading
In my last post, I had planned on reporting on a visit to the cardiologist’s office, but sad news of my primary care physician’s sudden death (the same person who had given me a referral to the cardiologist) sent my post in a different direction. Here, I’m going to describe what happened that day, once I saw the cardiologist.
Last night, as my fellow Americans enjoyed the Independence Day festivities, I achieved a personal milestone: I took my 180th injection of Copaxone. I’ve been on this treatment now for 6 months (due to my rough start, only about 5 1/2 of those 6 months have been continuous). When I first started this journey, I would never have imagined that I would be able to write about this minor “victory” today! Continue reading
About 2 weeks ago, I had a follow-up neurologist appointment. Below is an outbrief of that meeting, with the usual provision of questions asked and answers given during the appointment. Continue reading
“They” say that practicing a good habit for 30 days straight makes one more likely to follow the habit for a long time. If this belief is indeed true, then I have mastered the art of Copaxone injections. Tonight marks exactly a month ago that I started taking the injections with nary a skipped shot (in spite of also having taken at least 2 major trips over that same period of time)! You may recall that not-so-long-ago, these injections did not come easy for me. Continue reading
In my current job, my primary responsibility is more of management and scientific “oversight”. These days, I don’t often get the time to do what I trained for in all those years I put in during college and graduate school: to do basic research. Well, this week, I managed to re-prioritize my time so that I could get a paper finished that I am helping to co-author and that will be submitted to an astronomy journal soon! Continue reading