Friday, February 25, 2011

Fire's Back

I take 12 pills a day (Not to mention my shot) to keep my MS symptoms at bay. We'll they aren't working. The neuropathy in my legs (FIRE) is back, my fatigue requires a daily nap and my hands aren't working right. In addition to joint pain (and of course the back pain that I battle on a daily basis due to an injury almost 3 years ago). I'll tell you, life with MS sure isn't for the weak or the faint of heart. The risk of falling flat on your face (literally) is always a possibility as the disease progresses. My wheelchair and walker have become my best friends. Thankfully my human friends have accepted my D.M.E friends and aren't intimidated by them. That makes a world of difference. I've read blogs where people have lost friends because their so called friends can't accept watching them go through the process of MS and using the equiptment. Thankfully, I haven't had that problem. My friends get me out of the house once a week minimum for lunch, dinner etc. They have become pro's at handling my wheelchair and walker.

SO while my symptoms are flaring up I choose to concentrate on the wonderful friends who make sure I am STILL able to have a life outside my home.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Been awhile

It's been awhile since I blogged, but life has a way of throwing you curve ball's and making other issues in your life the priority. The last 6 months of 2010 my dad was pretty ill. I spent  a considerable amount of time there during the end of the year.

Then of course, I had an MS flare up in the midst of it all, then I'm still fighting my chronic back pain and jumping through way to many hoops to get it fixed.

I hope you all have spent the last six months in better physical health than I have. I underwent a round of IV steroids as well as steroid eye drops for another round of otic neuritis. Just when I though I had the chair beat, back into I was. (I'm back up to using the walker, but it's iffy most days).

I rarely have a day that I don't have the consious thoughts of MS running through my head. I remember when the symptoms of MS, for me, were so mild that after my daily shot, MS was an after thought. I hope I see those days again!