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Oh where, oh where, has my blogging gone?

My last post (before this one)….October 1st.

My current state…..Marvelous, Wonderful, Superfragilisticexpealodocious!!

Since refusing to give MS attention and wallow in my own self-pitiness (yes, that is a word.  It’s possibly a word I made up) I have been feeling……well, marvelous, wonderful, superfragilisticexpealodocious!!  I’m not taking any medication for MS specifically now and I couldn’t be feeling any more fabulous.  I’m still taking the Vitamin D daily and low and behold my thyroid medication was the wrong dosage so now that has been resolved for months.  I had an MRI back in December and NO new lesions and nothing lighting up showing activity!!! (activity related to MS that is, I do actually have a brain and it does function.  lol)

I got my ass in gear and joined a weight loss program at a local hospital.  I did this on November 7th.  Tomorrow I am hoping I hit the 40lbs down mark which is exactly the amount of weight I put on from the Betaseron fiasco. I feel amazing!  I won’t stop on the plan though as I have many more pounds to go.  Long-term goal is to be down to my goal weight by end of July 2013.  Short-term goal is to lose at least 10lbs a month which I have been hitting easily.  I have more energy than I know what to do with and no longer have constant thoughts about food or how crappy I look or feel.

2013 is so much better than 2012 was.  That year sucked with physical issues as you well know if you have been reading this blog since the beginning.  (ha ha ha, right!  lol)

  • I started a business of making items and selling at vendor/craft shows whenever I feel like it  (come like my page on Facebook:  Oh, Horse Feathers.  Psst, there are lots of items on sale as I want to get rid of the stock!!).
  • I’ve signed myself and my daughter up for Belly Dancing classes.  I’ve always wanted to learn but never had the guts,  It’s nice to be able to drag my daughter there since she is just the right age for it.
  • I’ve finally gotten into a few Digital Photography classes.  Maybe now I will understand what the hell I’m doing when I take pictures and how to use the lenses I have.  Those settings totally confuse me!
  • Our central Illinois winter has been non-existent so far.  YAY!!!  Yesterday was in the 60s!  I hate snow & ice so I’m ecstatic over what we have been experiencing.
  • I FINALLY hooked up Roku and Boxee to our TVs at home.  That may not sound very exciting but I put this off forever for no reason other than laziness.
  • I have been stating my ‘I Am’ affirmations like I said I would back in the last post.  I’ve done it every single day.  I am a true believer of stating intentions and affirmations.  It was worked so many times in my life.  Thank you again, Dr. Wayne Dyer!!!
  • I’m still in love with exclamation marks when I write posts!!!!!!!!  Oh, yeah!

The year will be one of the best ever!

Until next time……..

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2013 in Life, Multiple Sclerosis, Random Rant

 

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Ultrasound from Hell and what-not

So, it’s been forever and a day that I’ve written here.  My life has ramped up with activities since my daughter got back from the summer at her dads.  I’ve gone from a very mello pace to go-go but not quite to the go-go-go speed yet.

Let’s see, I owe you all a follow-up to the ultrasound from hell (thyroid).  First, the test found I have Hashimoto’s Disease which I already knew about 25+ years ago.  So that was a ‘whatever’ moment.  They also noticed a node/nodule on the front portion of my thyroid.  No wonder I hated it when the tech was doing that portion of the test.  Truly hated, hated, hated it!  I go back in a year to repeat the ultrasound to check on the nodule size.  My thyroid medicine also has been reduced a lot.  I get the lovely pepto bismal colored pills now.  At least I can find it if I drop it!  

Moving on to the episode of hell during the ultrasound…..  I did actually go to my primary doctor after calling my neuro first, then calling the endo to let them know.   Off I go to the primary care.  Everyone seems to agree it was probably a vasovagal response which is nothing to worry about if it doesn’t happen repeatedly.  However,  what about the vibrations in my arms?!  Well, I seem to have stumped everyone with the description of that.  A jackhammer inside my skin and my arms not visibly shaking (or I don’t think they were).  My primary thinks that it might possibly have been some type of seizure since I was wiped out with exhaustion the rest of that day and all the next day.  Verdict:  Well, if it doesn’t happen again don’t worry about it.  Your brain was probably throwing all sorts of electrical charges out once I sat up and whatever was ‘pinched’ to cause the feeling of ‘kill me now I feel like shit’ became unpinched.  My response:  Thrilling  That’s sarcasm folks.    

I haven’t had any more episodes and I’ve actually been feeling pretty good.  Every day is different and it’s always different with intensity too but I’ve been good in general.  Now I wish I could stop eating and get control of my weight issues.  grrrrrrr  I swear part of my brain is damaged by the MS that controls eating.  I swear!

I have basically stopped going to workout because…..my daughter is back.  Instead of going there, I race home after work to pick her up and then race her over to some activity.  We’ve got volleyball, tennis, volleyball, and pageants.  Oh, and now…after months and months and months of no action on the modeling/acting front for her….she is getting some inquiries from agencies.  Long car rides to come from it all.   Whew!  On top of that I try to take pictures of her  and work on pageant clothing (sewing).  So, maybe I’m not really keeping stress out of my life.  It doesn’t help matters I’m also drinking a crap-load of caffeine again which makes me very irritable.  I must, must, must stop that again!  

What else is going on?  Well, my daughter’s fish died so we had to have a funeral for it last week.  I tend to laugh at inappropriate times because I find some things funny that others wouldn’t.  In any case, I did have to cover my face when I found out when my daughter and hubby were getting the fish out of the tank the tail fell off.  I know, I know!  It shouldn’t be funny.  Um, well it was hilarious to me as I stood there with my hands over my face and laughing so hard I’m crying. I alway start crying when I laugh hard.  It’s a family trait it seems.

Okay, enough for today.

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Humor, Life, Multiple Sclerosis, Thyroid

 

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All Things Me

Good things:

  1. My daughter is home from spending the summer with her dad
  2. School started yesterday and my kiddo exclaimed it was great and she loves her teachers.  (whew)
  3. I have energy to do things

Annoying things:

  1. If I try to walk around (shopping), I inevitably will continue to do it way past the point I should have stopped.  I swear I thought both my feet were broken during school shopping.  It was to the point I had to take baby steps and walk very slowly.  It was, well, horrible.  It’s not only the feet but also travels up my legs and in to my hips.  I get really stiff.  It was the first time that I thought it would be great to have a cane at that time.  (That is something I really don’t want to have but if I ever have to I’m getting a cool one with lots of color and some cool abstract design.  I’d also look for lots of bling on it!)
  2. I’ve choked 3 times in the past week while drinking water.  I’ve also spilt it down the front of me.
  3. I’ve had some slight tremors in my hands and also have some dexterity issues in them also.  It doesn’t happen constantly though so that’s good news.
  4. One day I was experiencing vertigo & exhaustion in the morning.  I contemplated going home from work but battled through it since it only lasted a couple of hours.
  5. Stairs in the morning = Good.  Stairs in the evening = Bad.  Half of the nights I won’t travel up the stairs to tell my daughter goodnight.  We have to say the goodnights on the main level of the house.
  6. I was stressing myself out by trying to meet a deadline for some sewing I do.  You see I like to make fleece hats and was thinking I would have a booth at a local celebration to sell them.  So I was really pushing myself.  There was one problem after another.  Lots of ripping out.  And then the big thing that clenched it….my sewing machine broke.  Well, I went out and bought a new one as I was still determined.  I get it home, set it up, and can’t get the thing to function correctly. (I also didn’t want to read the instructions).  At that point, I knew that fate was definitely telling me something.  So, I cancelled my registration to sell and now all the fleece is in piles in my dining room.  The one thing I noticed though was that my stress levels went down.  So, this is a good thing after all I imagine.  (I just have wayyyyyy too much fleece now.  I mean it’s seriously like a fabric store.)
  7. Went to the thyroid doctor this morning and my levels are off.  So, another reduction in the medication.  Oh, but then she tells me my thyroid is slightly enlarged and was asking me if there was any thyroid cancer in the family.  *sigh*  So, in a few days I go have an ultrasound on it.
 
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Posted by on August 22, 2012 in Life, Multiple Sclerosis, Thyroid

 

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