Here goes! Everyone knows that I left my state to come to Oregon.. And everyone also knows I have a sweet case of MS for which I am recieving the best medical care in the Northwest at OHSU. I mention this not for pity or anything, but to say that probably I should stay here. SImply because medically and physically it's better for me, but I miss my Alaska and all my pals, and I just want to come home..
Although I am on the strongest MS drug available, I have 2 new lesions - one in my neck and one somewhere on the T-spine. The neck one is causing me lots of new problems, but with rest I can usually calm them down. My doctor is troubled that she hasn't been able to arrest the progression with Tysabri, but for me, I think it has been a miracle! Once back home, I will be able to continue the infusions...
The heat here really bothers my affliction, but at the same time, it's nice to be able to walk my pups without worrying that I am going to far etc. I have struggled with this decision for quite awhile now, and am relieved that I have finally made it.
Although Oregon is so beautiful, and I have made a few friends, I just really don't feel at home here. I constantly pine away for mountains, seagulls, tiny blueberry bushes, the Russian and Anchor Rivers, the smell of fish smokers in the neighborhoods, a million other things and of course 30 years of friends! You can take the girl out of Alaska, but not Alaska out of the girl.. :)
That's pretty much it, I just want to come home!
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