So excited to have seen the neurologist Thursday, because I heard Evusheld and Plaxovid are finally available to the general immunocompromised public, and I knew one of them could act as an effective vaccine, and if so I would like some, please.
I have already forgotten which one is pre-infection and which is post-infection, but it doesn't matter: I can't take it because it causes heart problems. You say, "But what if your heart test Monday is fine?" Won't matter then either, because my high cholesterol disqualifies me. "But what if the statins lower your cholesterol?" Well, maybe, I guess, but opera season will be over by then. And really, I'm around other people more vulnerable than I am, when it comes right down to it, so I have to stay vigilant anyway.
So nothing like a vaccine for me. My white blood cells are high, but the infection-fighting part of the equation is still low.
But, I was relieved to find that the potential cardiac problem will not disqualify me from taking the Mayzent pills, because any potential cardiac problem would have got me early on.
The final bit of news was very germane: the best diet for MS has proven to be the Mediterranean diet, which I switched to two weeks ago when my left chest began to hurt. Supposedly the key factor is the olive oil. The last person I heard sing the praises of olive oil is dead now, of course.
Also, last time I saw the doctor none of his other MS patients had died, this time seven have died, all but one unvaccinated. (And the one had other health issues.).
That's the update, folks, stuck inside for the summer: second verse, same as the first.
UPDATE: I had a stress test and my heart looks "excellent," so that's part of the battle won. Now just a good cholesterol test and I can get what passes for a vaccine.