Monday, January 28, 2013

Has MS ever taken over your refrigerator?

During my two years on Copaxone, Multiple Sclerosis took over my fridge. I couldn’t get out the milk for my coffee without being reminded that I live with this complicated neurological disease. Every time I opened the fridge, I saw that blue box filled with fresh needles. Ugh.

The dreaded nightly routine of administering Copaxone would flush my thoughts as I reached for the salad dressing, grabbed mustard for my sandwich or checked to see if there was anything decent to nibble on. Those Copaxone syringes stared at me even if I tried to tuck them away on the bottom shelf of the door, seemingly out of site. Yet whenever I opened the fridge, the lot of them appeared to yell out “HI! WE’RE HERE TO REMIND YOU THAT YOU LIVE WITH MS. NOW GRAB A SYRINGE, PACK UP THE AUTOJECT AND GET ON WITH IT.”

Sure, MS took over my refrigerator. At times, it seems it has taken over my life. 



  1. i used to use rebif, and i remember the same experience of tripping over it in the fridge. now i have taken over a shelf in a kitchen cabinet with my millions of pill bottles. reminders of MS are all over the house - wheelchairs, walkers, stairlift, ramps here and there. i wish we could take a weekend off, wouldn't that be nice?

    1. That's a lot of reminders! Yes, a weekend off would certainly be nice and most certainly be welcomed. Thanks for stopping by! Best, C.

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    1. Hey "sitting in chairs" buddy! Yes, gravel is quite evil and I will do all I can to avoid it! Hope you're well! C.


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