Last week I went to Dallas to participate at a Gilenya event at Pappasito’s! To be honest, I was pretty excited about the food! Anyway, there was a large party room set up, but only 3 guests showed up. I had so much fun though! I really enjoyed getting to know these people. One lady that was there had been through it all – doctors, MS treatments, other prescriptions, relapses, etc. She was a very intelligent woman with a crass attitude that kept us laughing. She did most of the talking (with the exemption of the health care professional) and as the night progressed her vulnerability started showing. She had this tough exterior, but she was searching for answers. So many doctors were, in her opinion, just throwing medicine at her, but nothing was helping. She was in constant pain and confined to getting around with the help of a walker and friends. She told us about how she felt she had a pretty good first half of her life, but the second half was going downhill. Please be in prayer for her with me that she give all of her pain to the ultimate healer – our Lord Jesus Christ.
Each event seems to be so different, yet I learn so much and walk away with such great memories. A couple days ago, I walked into a room already filled with people with more trying to make their way in. I was greeted by, of course, great Novartis reps. Side note – I actually asked one Novartis rep at a previous meeting if they go through training on how to be so nice and caring to the people at the events. All that I’ve met have been that way. J I was so excited to see two of the same ladies that I had met at a previous event in Houston! (Shout out to them cause I know at least one is going to read this!) Then, I saw my doctor’s nurse walk in and it was her first time to be the speaker for the Gilenya program! And then, I started looking around the room and saw some patients that I had met before, as well! WOW, all of that was just so awesome! I wish I could express how much fun I had, but you would get sick of me saying “and then.” I have a big smile on my face just writing this!
Well, another event in the memory bank and ready for the next one!