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Old 02-03-2018, 10:08 PM
GoatHerder GoatHerder is offline
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Originally Posted by Afrayedknot View Post
Hi, My name is Andy. I'm 45 and live in Michigan. Work as an engineer in the automotive industry. Love walking my dog and giving flight instruction. I was diagnosed end of 2016. Lately, my cognitive is worsening and spasticity is starting. Was taking Tecfidera. MRI from Tuesday shows new enhancing lesions. Wednesday I was accepted to the Northwestern HSCT trial in Chicago. I'm starting the washout period for the next three months. Scared about stopping tecfidera. I'm learning allot about the pros and cons with HSCT on here. Having second thoughts.
Hi Andy,
I had just finished building a new autogyro when M.S. hit me. I got to only fly it once, then permanently grounded myself after that. Gosh I miss it. I've been on Avonex interferon since diagnosis and have responded well to it the last 17 years.

My gait is terrible, so I go around outside of my house in a power wheelchair. For every door that has closed for me because of my condition, I have found a new one to open. No, I can't fly, or sail or many other things I used to enjoy, but I have found new outlets for my engineering background (EE) so in a way, M.S. has actually enhanced my life considerably!

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