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UGH…these damn stitches!!
August 2nd, 2008 by Chris

I was supposed to get my stitches out but they said I need to keep them in a week because it didn’t heal right.

Before some of you start to freak: It’s because I was screwing around, tripped on a cat, and landed on the hand and tore a stitch about a week ago.  Either I did it then or in my sleep.

So no pain really, itches like mad, and makes it difficult to use the cane.  Other than that I now sleep perfectly.

Now the MS stuff……

Right now I am fine.  It’s 7:50 and it’s cool.  It got to 104 in Denver yesterday and I was in it with doc appointments at 3:00.  My house sucks (even with air, because of the sun and lack of thermal siding, we still hit 85 inside.  I also have three fish tanks in the house and a server farm.  It gets warm.  My fatigue comes back a little, gets harder to move, and just makes me feel really MS-ey.  Then I get into my car with the AC balsting, or the sun goes down and I am as good as I was before the heat and Carpel Tunnel hit me.  (The heat and surgery actually both happened within a few days of each other.  We are on day 21 of 90+ in a row, Wed is 21 days post op.)  So then I tried some evaporative cooling gear I have that I completely forgot about. Guess what…it worked!!  I feel much better all the time.

I will start working my legs out again on Mon.  I’ll call the folks at PT to setup my 20 appointments.  I want to work out the upper body but the hand is to sore still to grab onto anything for that intense a purpose.  I may need to wait another 3 weeks…which really sucks.

I was reading some stuff on HiCy and I also got an email from a friend who thought they may have reactivated.  It seems when you get this treatment there are a couple of ways to get better.  Some people feel worse for a year and then all of the sudden they start to feel better.  Some of the folk like me feel better right away but still have good times and bad times.  I think the biggest thing all us HiCy’ers need to remember is we just went through hell.  Just as when we heal from a Flu, there are times you feel good and times you need to take a break.  Please folks relax!  I get freaked still wondering if I reactivated.  I haven’t, well, I don’t think or expect it,  but I still let my mind run away from me.  BTW, that person hasn’t reactivated and is actually showing some early signs of healing as well.  It’s just normal to have good and bad times.  As far as I am concerned July and August are the worst of times.

So anyhow, I wish I had something interesting to say but I do not.  It’s Saturday and I have no clue what I am doing today but if it’s hot I can assure you my future has Ice Cream in it!

2 Responses to “UGH…these damn stitches!!”
  1. keri Says:
    August 3rd, 2008 at 2:13 am

    hi Chris,

    I think you had lots of interesting things to say! I am glad you are doing well, and managing to go with the ups and downs that life throws at you. Stitches stink……hopefully you’ll get them out soon.

    I appreciate you acknowledging that it is normal to have good and bad times! I, too, have recently begun wondering (sheesh – and I’m not even 1 month out yet from treatment) if this is it – if I did it – if I put a stop/end to this horrendous disease which was quickly ravaging me….and I have only struggled with the disease for 6 months. In the less-than-a-month since I had HiCy, I have only had good days – including the days I was in the hospital having the chemo!

    Again, I remain grateful to you for all you have done to spread the word about MS….I know it has made a huge difference in my life in the immediate – and hopefully long term in my future. :)

  2. Kathy Says:
    August 6th, 2008 at 5:22 am

    Chris, I have just had Hicy at Rush in Chicago and am very happy to see you are continuing to improve. Remember we for long term results and any improvment is a added bonus. I would be honored if you would check out my blog. Have a great day! rebootingkathy.blogspot.com