Last week was my 6 month MS check up with my Neurologist Dr. Irani at the University of Michigan Multiple Sclerosis Clinic in Ann Arbor. I had never been so excited for an appointment as I was for this one. Since the last time I saw Dr. Irani in December things have changed drastically for me. At that time I had just gotten over mono and was about 2 months into my new paleo diet. Also my electronic stimulation device was only days old.
When I first arrived Karen the nurse at the clinic took me back for weight and blood pressure “177 pounds, down from 223!” Bam! I have always been a thin guy, but apparently I had been lugging around an extra 46 pounds. "Blood pressure is 117 over 78, you’re like an 18 year old” was what Karen replied to me...the diet and discipline was paying off! Next up was the timed walk, just a stroll down the carpeted hallway about 30 feet or so. The last time I did this I was pretty slow with a cane, “improved by just over 2 seconds!” was how I did this visit.
Dr. Irani came into the room beaming, “let’s get a look at you and see what everyone is talking about?” It’s a much better feeling when the doc comes into the room with a smile rather than a concerned look on his face. Our appointment was short but sweet; I’m sticking with Tysabri and continuing on my diet and physical activity routine.
Hearing all of this great news from my doctor was great and my hard work has been validated scientifically. Now that you know it (diet and discipline) works, will you join me and make the necessary changes to start kicking MS out of your life?
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