Thursday, August 05, 2010


Today was my bi-annual MRI series. As per usual, they took images of my brain, thoracic spine, and cervical spine--with and without IV contrast.  What was atypical, though, was the overall experience.  It really wasn't an old boss of mine used to say when she gave feedback on designs (much to the chagrin of the graphic artist and everyone else in earshot), "I didn't hate it!"

I went to a new (to me) MRI imaging center with nice techs and nurses, awesome headphones (with a bizarre but entertaining mix of Muzak), and I was out of there in an hour and a half. I also did self Reiki throughout the scan which helped me breathe steady and relax. Not too shabby.

In a couple weeks, I have an appointment with my neurologist who will read the MRIs and let me know how my MS lesions are doing. If there are more lesions or they are active, it means I'll probably be rethinking the Copaxone. If  there is no change, I'll probably keep on keeping on with the daily injections for another 6 months.

I'm feeling really grateful. My UC has improved dramatically, my MS is really not bothering me in the least little bit these days, I'm incredibly productive while working at home, I'm really enjoying cooking in general and, specifically, creating my delicious Healthy Soup Creations as a way to reintroduce veggies into my diet, and I have amazing energy (that may or may not be just a side effect of the UC steroid meds...but I'm ok with that).


  1. I think your followers were a bit concerned not seeing a post for over a month. Good to see that you are back and feeling well.

  2. All your energy & productivity, you'll soon lose that moniker "Lazy Julie"!
    Keep it up---Good to see you are back in the saddle.

  3. I want to see more of these Healthy Soup creations! Sounds like my kinda routine - rather than my old one, which is to buy veggies, watch them rot in the fridge, rinse & repeat...