A winter bug

Nearly five months after treatment, I have caught a winter bug. It is the sort of thing that, with an immune system on full power, I would have shrugged off. Continue reading “A winter bug”


Symptoms – baseline

This will be a tedious post!

I am cataloguing all my symptoms as they stand pre-treatment. The idea is that after treatment I can refer back and see whether any of my existing symptoms have changed and what if any new symptoms have appeared. Continue reading “Symptoms – baseline”


Why the “why”?

This is Part 2 of Finding the Why.

The previous post talked about why I chose alemtuzumab treatment, and what I hoped to gain from it in terms of long term and (with hope and optimism rather than expectation) short term health benefits.

But just as important is to focus on why those health benefits matter to me. Why does it matter if I have a bunch more relapses? Why does it matter if I can keep on walking well, or if I just toddle around as best I can? Wouldn’t that be good enough? Couldn’t I just live with whatever MS has in store for me? People do. Continue reading “Why the “why”?”


Finding the “Why”

I saw something recently about the mental attitude needed to embark on a long-haul battle – whether that be the long old journey that is Lemtrada, or another long old journey like re-learning to walk after a killer relapse.

Focus on the why. Continue reading “Finding the “Why””


In the beginning


This is a blog to document my experience with alemtuzumab treatment (commonly known by its marketing name Lemtrada, also sometimes referred to as Campath).

I will start with some background. Continue reading “In the beginning”