On our first date, I asked my now wife how her life would be different in five years if it went as she would wish. She, being a pediatric nurse at Hopkins, said she would be a foster parent for medically fragile children. Five years after our first date and having been married for two years at that time, we took in our first foster daughter whom we later adopted. Her history includes five heart surgeries, a stroke, and numerous other medical incidents. We took in a premie/shaken boy a year after our foster daughter, and we adopted him too. Finally, we took in a premie blind girl whom we adopted in 2015.
As for me, I am a 40–year–old project manager for the U.S. Census Bureau. I have had Multiple Sclerosis for the past ten years, and I have taken Tysabri to treat it for the past eight and a half years. When I started Tysabri, I did so knowing the risks included brain infection and possible death. Still the decision was “Give me five good years over thirty crappy ones. If there is some terrible side effect down the road, let it be a road well traveled.” For all our medical trials, ours is a very lucky family and the road, while bumpy at times, is beautiful. You have found us at thelifewelllived.net