Illegal Drugs!

My drugs from Canada are here. In order to prevent the pills from getting seized at customs, it had a nice letter written by my doctor…

To whom it may concern:
Ms. J is being followed by the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology for the diagnosis of intractable epilepsy – complex partial seizures. She is currently being managed with medications. She has failed more than eight medications and is currently on Keppra and Vimpat. Despite these medications she is still having break through seizures. I am prescribing clobazam to her medication regime.

Any further questions yadayadayada

Dr B

Apparently the major loophole we’re jumping through is that the FDA & customs allow drugs through if they’re unavailable in the US and shown to be of major assistance to those unlucky sods who have nothing else available to them. There are several pieces of paper all confirming the same that this drug ISN’T available in the US and I really really need it.

I’ve taken dose 1 and I’ve no idea how I’ll react to it. I guess I’ll tell you about that tomorrow.

The journey

I’m currently on a leg of my journey for treatment. I am being treated at Johns Hopkins I’m Baltimore, MD. The doctors are great, the hospital is wonderful, but the journey not so great.

The problem is: I can’t drive. so my options are either find someone who can drive me, or find someone who can drive me to the train station in Lynchburg, VA. One of my coworkers offered to drive me to the train station as she lives in Lynchburg. So currently I’m at her place and have been since last night. She’ll take me to the train station shortly and then I’ll be off on another 5+ hour journey to Baltimore BWI train station. Man, do I seriously miss driving.

It’s different in an area with lots of public transport. with multiple ways to get anywhere. It’s a bit more difficult here however. Everything is about planning, and not being afraid to ask for help sometimes. I’m not the type of person who likes help, however. I’m independent to the point of silliness really. So I guess this is a lesson in humility and dependence.

Right, off to the station I go!

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