8.18.2010

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i'm already failing at the picture-a-day thing. but i have a really good excuse-my parents have been here. they stayed after the wedding junk was over to help me with the kids, since i had four different appointments on three different days in salt lake (reminder: i don't live there any more so it's now a commute). one of those little appointments came with some really great news. it was my six-month tysabri follow-up. i had MRIs and labwork done two weeks ago in preparation for this follow-up visit. i wasn't expecting much; when i first started on tysabri the doctor told me that it's not that common to see lesion reduction, especially not until after at least a year of treatment. and lots of people never see any reduction (for those people tysabri just stops progression of the disease). well, i have had "a significant reduction of lesions" and have "no active lesions." i'm actually getting a little better!!! and i feel a million times better. let's just say monday was a great day. so great, in fact, that i decided to celebrate with a chick-fil-A sandwich + honey mustard dressing. the chicken wasn't worth it, but man, that dressing...

15 comments:

kaysi fox said...

sooo happy you are feeling better!!! seriously haven is so gorgeous!! i love her outift!!! such a cutie!! :)

{Katie} said...

First of all, your daughter is BEAUTIFUL! Second, that's great that you are feeling so well! I've never heard of tysabri, but it can really reduce the amount of lesions you already have? (If so, that is awesome!) Or it just reduces the amount you would have gotten? Are you doing this instead of medication?

J-ROK said...

Amazing! So glad you live at a time when they have that :)

Alifinale said...

Woohoo!!! Steve relayed the happy news and I was so so so glad to hear it. So glad you are feeling better and that you got good news and hope.

I also have to say, that pic of Haven is oh so cute. Her skin is so pretty. Makes me want to be 2.

gina bina said...

That is awesome news!!

j e s s i e said...

Great news! That means you are ready for monday right! :)

Deborah Athay said...

I"m really happy to hear that! I hope they find- if not a cure- then the best possible solution for you. :)

Chocolates for Breakfast said...

HIP HIP HOORAY!

buddens said...

Chick-Fil-A sauce is the best! Ever since I discovered it's existence I can't have one of their sandwiches without it.

And best for last .... hooooorrrraaayyy! for you feeling better! That is the greatest news. I'm always so impressed with all you accomplish anyway, despite your illness. (But it also makes me feel like I'm lame when I don't do stuff because I have no excuse! :) Love the pic of Havey.

Natlee Lloyd said...

Hooray!!! so happy to hear the good news:)

Emilie May said...

have looks like steve.
have is beautiful.
steve = beautiful?

Holly and Matthew said...

LIZ!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a blessing! This is awesome news! We pray things continue to improve each day for you!!! Love you!

Holly and Matthew said...

By the way, I had to take a double look....Haven is getting so big!! She is beautiful. :)

Harris Family said...

I'm so happy for you!!! I hope things continue to go well!!! You deserve good health and peace!!

sarahbclark! said...

this picture is fantastic.
also, congrats on the health improvement! you're definitely an inspiration.