People with MS have always been described as warriors. Reason being, they fight a battle everyday with symptoms, wondering if today is the day they might have a relapse or get worse.
So I realized on Tuesday when Ronnie had his first chemo infusion, it really was an army of fighters being put into his body. Drip by drip the soldiers were marching to get the enemy. They marched for hours and hours, drip by drip bringing in many new ones to fight the battle.
Tuesday night they waited in the trenches, building forts to lookout for the foe. More soldiers were sent in on Wednesday and drip by drip they marched until they met up with the rest of the troops. Then late Wednesday night they came across the enemy and they started bombing them. Four times to be exact. They retreated until morning and Ronnie was sent to the clinic so they could infuse him with medics. Drip by drip the medics entered his body and found the soldiers that were dehydrated and fatigued until they were well enough to fight another battle.
Thursday around 8:00pm the soldiers came across the enemy again. They were ready and sent out the troops, 3 times they were bombed and again at midnight the soldiers snuck up and bombed again.
The MS soldiers were feeling the casualties. The Chemo armies were winning, taking them out one by one.
Friday morning Ronnie had to go back to the clinic to be infused again with the medics.
This time it looks like the Chemo army has been declared victorious over the MS army.
Fear has two meanings:
Forget Everything And Run
Face Everything And Rise
The choice is yours!
Dr. Ruiz, is the 2011 alumnus of the year from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. He was also awarded the Distinguished Student. This appointment is the highest recognition awarded by the Mayo Clinic.
Since the foundation of the Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni award, only 85 Doctors out of the worlds 10,000 alumni have received it.
We are looking forward to meeting this amazing Doctor!