28 May 2009

Catching Up

Okay – no excuses from me this time around… I need to get back in the habit of posting something here again. Well – let me fill you in on the happenings since my last post on April 22nd.

The walk was on April 25th, in Roseville / Rocklin. We had a GREAT time and amazing weather that day. My mom flew down from Oregon too. In the picture (from left to right) are my husband, me, Christina “Nanny Nina”, my mom and in front, the little on is my daughter Heaven. My oldest daughter was at play rehearsal and wasn’t able to make it. My team ended up raising just over $1,300! Not an exorbitant amount, but every dollar puts us one step closer to a cure! So – THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

I have also received final approval to join in a new medical trial through UC Davis. This one is called the Confirm Study. I will find out on June 16th which medication I will be on. I have a one in four chance of being on Copaxone – which is a daily shot. The other three options are oral pills… a high-dose medication, a low-dose medication, and a placebo (sugar pill). I’m hoping for the high or low dose oral pill – since I’m doing this with the hopes of not having to deal with shots at all - so keep your fingers crossed for me!

In other news – have you seen some of the amazing stuff being done so far with stem cell research?!?!?!?! How exciting is that? My favorite one so far is the news that they have been successful in extracting stem-cells from the patients fat-cells! SIGN ME UP!!! Sounds like a great two-in one deal!