Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Goodbye June

Most folks enjoy the summer. The BBQ's, warm weather, boating, all the family gatherings and playing touch football. I used to be one of them. Not now, no way. I dread the summer. The heat keeps me housebound most of the time. Thank goodness for the cooling vest. At least it gives me a solid 2-4 hours outside depending on how hot it is, and it's been HOT here this June. I'm sorry to see June go, even as hot as it's been. Means July will be coming in with it's usual heat. At least we don't have the humidity some of you have to deal with.

Today is off to a good start. My pain level is manageable (Which is amazing considering last night was Rebif shot night. I ache but I feel as if the truck only hit me once last night and didn't back up and roll over me again).

I just wish I was seeing (literally) an improvement with my vision. I MISS reading! My sister sent me several books for my birthday that I haven't been able to touch. Even using the magnifiers don't help much. When I try to use them longer than about 15 minutes I start getting a headache. So, I'm left with watching TV (YAWN) and zipping around the house in my scooter. (Which I have to admit is kinda cool). The scooter has made a big difference with energy conservation).

Tomorrow PT resumes. (PT short for physical torture). I had a rest last week from PT and MD appointments. They all start up again this week. I'm holding out hope that with each MD visit they will take away a pill or two I'm taking every day. One must have hope!

Stay cool everyone!


Herrad said...

Hi Kimberly,

How about audio books I listen to audio books and think they are excellent.
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Living Day to Day with Multiple Sclerosis said...

Audio books are a great way. I think about that all the time as I miss reading books also. I am always afraid I will fall asleep through the audio books but my Mom swears by them. She listens to them in the car.

I too am glad and sad June is over. The heat is horrible on me also. I am sad though because that means we are 1 month closer to winter which is also a killer on me.

Kimberly said...

I wish I could do audio books, but I'm also deaf with cochlear implants. They don't allow me to understand the radio or music etc. Great suggestion though.