THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation for arranging yet another successful Patient Day. Thank you so much for having us and always being in our corner. Patient Day was a great chance to re-educate and receive new information on Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO). More than ever, I’m confident that they’ll find a cure one day. Some exciting stuff I gathered from the event:
- An aquaporin map treatment is in the works to creat good antibodies. A paper was recently released by Dr. Alan Verkman.
- Talk to your doctors about the flu shot but in general, the benefits usually outweigh the risks for NMO patients.
- Be more active and wash your hands!
- Remember to get regular check ups like the rest of the population (ie. Melanoma could be a side effect of long term use of Cellcept).
Here are a few highlights from our trip: