Thursday, May 31, 2012

Work and struggles

I have a full time job, I am a full time mom, I go to school full time, and I am a full time wife... being in bed is not something I really have time for... Believe it or not! Yes I sleep, but taking a few days cause well I have no choice creates a backlog of work which then creates a MS stress cycle. Yep I went to work. With my fan turned on and pointed right at me, I sat there to opening and sorting through the massive email determining "critical" from "till another day"... going through papers and "recycling" to dealing with, and setting aside... I think we all need a vacation after any time away from health issues. It should be automatic! Just because once your are finally healthy you come back and get overwhelmed and all stressed out... Wish I really could wear a real superwoman cape to the office... I guess the hardhat will have to do!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

In bed

MS world FLORIDA is HOT! Oh I mean it! That said I am in bed paying for my weekend disrespect of the heat. Yea- I know, I know... I KNOW better! But now I am paying for it! So what's a girl to do... yep, blog about it... I decided log ago I wasn't going to let the words MS slow me down. But sometimes my body reminds me otherwise. Yep... this is that time. So not being able to get out of bed is one of those things that BOOM reminds you real quick, Hang up the super woman cape and take it easy... Note to self- Superwoman had to take naps, that's what commercial breaks are for! So short blog as I feel a nap coming on! Dang!

How do you deal with the heat? Love to know? Boating? the pool?

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sun & Heat

Running out to the beach has its pluses and minuses. While being out with the family is a great way to relax and enjoy the nice breeze off the gulf water... its still HOT. The sun is still shining bright. Remembering to drink water is key, and I am not talking about ocean water. I am always surprised how quickly I will go from full of life, full of energy to laying in bed and passed out for 4 hours. Yea- last night I was OUT- woke up at 8 just in time for game night. I lost, but at least I had a great time with my hubby and the kids. I won't have too many more weekends like that! As it was our oldest spent every chance she could- out of the house... so it's happening already. They grow up fast! For now, I just have to stay cool, and keep having fun... they way I can!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Oh wow It's only May

107! Seriously! You've got to be kidding me!  I climbed into my car turned it on and boom, there it was, 107! So not right! It was starring right at me reminding me how hot it was and that it was only May. Not cool- seriously. I turned on the A/C full blast and got moving quick, windows down getting the hot air out. The next morning, I woke up with my left eye twitching (this morning). Really? Cause I need that! I have stuff to do this weekend and I can't be winking at everyone. This is just not right... I would like to have our polar ice caps to go ahead and send some ice down our way. Just one or two blocks will do. I know that it isn't good but just a nice breeze.
What do you do to keep cool? Leave comments... I'd love to hear from all my readers!!! You guys are such a great support!
Thanks for reading!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

What really happens

Always amazes me in the life of MS the world of the crash. The big push, working to get something done, pushing yourself to beyond the breaking point and then your body says ENOUGH already. That came Thursday/Friday. Really Wednesday my body was already asking the question but as usual I had "stuff" to do, like school after a full work day. Thursday- I know my daughter had something (at this point I'm in blur mode), come Friday I had a meeting in Tampa that morning. As I was sitting there seriously looking at the clock and praying I was not volunteering for anything- all I could think of was- could I seriously drive home? Was it safe? Could I make it? I literately looked in my bag to see what kind of medication I had to "help" me get home, the stomach meds would keep me from having to stop, but wouldn't help the sleep issue. Long story short- I made it! My hubby (the awesome man who brings me hope daily) called to check on me and make sure if I needed anything he could get it on the way home... all I wanted was another "few hours" with my pillow... I got it! Waking up Saturday I was still a little weak and a lot not so me... but I felt so much better! And as Megan knows I finally did hit an awesome benchmark! So what really happens in the body of someone with MS... Oh yeah... who the heck really knows... but I do know that my body will let me know anytime I have done WAY TOO much and just shut it down... Wish it would just send an email, tweet, or Facebook me! I would read it! Promise :) I'm born to smile and have some fun... not live on a couch!