Carla's Story - Page 16

Pick your poison OCTOBER 15, 2012 Fast forward to 2011. Pat took a new job three years ago, so they find themselves in Reno, Nevada under the care of a new neurologist affiliated with the Renown Institute for Neurosciences. Some days are better than others for Carla, but lately there are more days in the bad column. The medicine to help relieve the symptoms seems to always cause nausea. So she never knows if she will feel well enough to do anything. It has been one of the things that has isolated her a bit in her new Reno home. She thinks of skipping the meds so she won’t be sick, but without it the rigidity that awaits her every morning can be excruciating. It must be agonizing having to pick your poison. - 14 -