Tuesday, April 1, 2014

4th Anniversary

It was four years ago today, that I was wheeled into the neurologist office for a second opinion.(it was also Good Friday).  Steve and I left the clinic with a prescription that I didn't intend to fill, much less take.  In all honesty, I didn't believe for a second that with l-dopa I would be able to walk without the aid of others or a device.  I am so thankful that my husband made me try that miracle drug.

I can't believe how far I have come in these four years.  I am no longer dependent on others to get to the store, gym, church, etc.  Plus, I can volunteer at my kids schools, cook dinners, bake birthday cakes, dress easily and so much more.  

Because of this diagnosis, I feel like I am a better wife and mother.  For once, I can take care of them.  But who can forget the biggest change of all?  Because of this life altering medication, I have my son, the third child we always dreamed to have, but never thought possible.


3 comments:

  1. Happy 4th Anniversary Jean!

    What was the first thing you noticed when you started taking levodopa ? For me it was my muscles just feeling looser. How long was it before you were able to walk as you do now ?

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    1. Thanks for reading my blog! The first thing I noticed was my muscles feeling looser and stronger. About 4 hours after taking the medication, I was able to walk out of a restaurant easier than ever before. I don't know if I can put a time frame on how fast I got to where I am now. A big part of my journey was gaining the confidence in being able to walk. I did go on a 10 mile hike with my husband less than six months after taking l-dopa! Feel free to ask me more or let me know if you need more info. :)

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