Dec 05, 2008
When I saw my neuro for my MS diagnosis, he gave me an excellent analogy of what was happening in my brain with my lesions and my symptoms and why it was so important to start on a disease modifying drug now rather than wait. Here is the lesson he shared with me -
Look around the room and find a wall that has a light switch on it. Now imagine what is inside that wall leading to the switch - there are wires but there is also a lot of other space that controls nothing.
Imagine you have a gun and start firing into that wall. How many shots can you take before you actually hit some of that wiring in the wall and turn the power to the switch off?
Our brains and those pesky MS lesions are the same. Not all of those lesions are wired to parts of our brain that control switches to our body functions. But the more lesions we have the greater the chance of one hitting the critical wiring and flipping a switch.
Taking the DMD's doesn't take away the symptoms we already have, but it is our current best hope of stopping future lesions from developing and turning our lights out.