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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Multiple Sclerosis and Me. The MS chronicles..



Hello everyone :)

It's been a long time since i posted anything here or anywhere for that matter. And if some of you may remember, this is not the first time i've done this.I've taken long loooooong breaks before and not without reason.The main reason being my health issues. Now, please say hello to another one that knocked my door...*drum roll please*

"Multiple Sclerosis"

As some of you may know (through facebook), i was diagnosed with 'Multiple Sclerosis' 2 months ago.

Multiple Sclerosis is a neurodegenerative and inflammatory immune condition. It is an autoimmune disease caused by the immune system attacking and damaging the nervous system. It affects the central nervous system including the Brain,Spinal cord and Optic nerves. This immune system malfunction destroys Myelin (the fatty substance that coats and protects nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord) and due to this,communication problems arise between your brain and the rest of your body.

This came as a confusingly shocking blow to me and my family because everybody thought i had some issues with stress, depression, tennis elbow, Sciatica etc., but when it turned out to be this,everyone was like 'Now where did this come from!?' Sadly, nobody knows exactly where this comes from...no doctors..no scientists..no anybody. The research is still going on and on and on....

4 or 5 years ago i used to be one of the very few healthiest individuals in my whole family. Apart from the seasonal common cold and fever i never used to get sick that easily! 'Stress-Depression-Pain(tennis elbow)-Stress-Depression-Pain-Stress-Depression-Pain' cycle was the only thing i was fighting with. And suddenly out of the blue black purple orange red pink yellow blah blah came MS saying 'main bhi hoon na' (Srk style :P).

Even my cousin has MS and she is suffering from it from the past 6+ years.

It seems that MS started more than a year ago or may be even two or more but no doctor warned me or my family about it back then even when the signs showed up clearly on the M.R.I.

M.R.I taken 1 1/2 years ago.




M.R.I taken 2 months ago.


Multiple Sclerosis simply means 'Multiple Scars'.You can see that there were 3 lesions/scars(Demyelinated areas) in the first one but in the latest one there are 7 of them. That is how much it has progressed. I'll talk about all the symptoms that i am suffering from and the treatment i'm taking in another post.

Pic credit: My dear hubs.

Hair style credit: Multiple Sclerosis.

Happy smile credit: Cheeky,Dalma and Bam bam from Appu's farm, Bangalore.

P.S: I am really realllyyy sorry that right now my blog has no posts other than my health issues.I promise you...there are nearly 100+ posts of natural eco friendly products waiting to be written and posted and i will start posting them real soon. :)

Love,
Siri.
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7 comments:

  1. May you recover quickly and Again i will see you back with Happy smiles and with Nice blog postings.. Here's wishing you the Best in Life and many more years of Health and Happiness. Get well soon Sirisha.. Take care.. :)

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  2. You are going to be suuupppeerrr fine soon darling... Main hoon na.. :P :***:

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  3. You are a brave girl...I wish for your speedy recovery <3 lots of love! Wishing you the best in life....

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  4. Be positive..think positive..and everything will be positive...seld confidence and the positive energy is the powerful medicine ....u r strong lady u will be strong enough to face situation....face d challenge baby....

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  5. Come to blore soon..m waitn for you...I think yu r already doing good with d paints n stuff haha..mom told me..miss you si..♥

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  6. You have a very fighting heart and also you have a great husband naa... You will be remarkably fine soon and all the best...

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