Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Getting excited!

Then comes the reality check, previously depressing, but not this time!( I hope!)
Yes, a new idea in treatment for Multiple sclerosis.
Out of Columbus Ohio an IV medication given every six months only is becoming approved today!

"A Dr. Racke a neurologist at Ohio Sate University's Wexner Medical Center has been working on it,
and so along came a drug called ocrelizumab.
It's Racke's magic wand.
The drug, expected to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today, has been shown to halt the disease in patients with both relapsing MS and primary progressive MS"

AMAZING!
Many drugs have been able to slow/ lessen relapses previously, but stopping them entirely is oh so wonderful!
Sign me up!

"In multiple sclerosis, an abnormal immune-system response leads to an attack of nerve fibers and the fatty myelin that surrounds them in the central nervous system. As the brain is damaged, symptoms can include loss of coordination or strength, numbness, vision problems, slurred speech, loss of bladder control and cognitive difficulties.

Ocrelizumab works by depleting B cells, which are immune cells that participate in the attack on myelin, Racke said."

I did paraphrase the beginning of the item, but the articles acceptance and in complete is here:http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170328/multiple-sclerosis-drug-offers-hope-of-halting-disease

This information was too great to not publish in this format too!

Moving on...

In case anyone was wondering how I spend my days when not going hither and yon, to museums, festivals antiquing, shopping etc. or  while at home crafting, creating recipes and projects, doing laundry or cleaning or asking Hubby to do renovations or garden, all things that I used to do too or bingeing on Netflix or watching General Hospital or the news stations, reading all the newspapers online or writing this blog nightly etc, probably many more, but my guiltiest of all pleasures are home decorating sites! Houzz, Apartment Therapy (we do live in a private home, but their ideas are lovely for our small cottage style/sized home!), Better Homes and Gardens online, I get that magazine too, as well as Coastal Living and Southern Living online and mags too, This Old House on PBS and mag too, any DIY shows etc.! Before and after's are the best! I love them all!

What are your guilty pleasures, hmm?

On this provocative question noted, allow me to be the very first to wish all of you a very happy good night and ask you to kindly share all your blessings and we will too!

And next time please be here or be square, ya hear!


 
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