Saturday, August 11, 2012

Giving is just awesome!

Today is day 3 or 4 of waking up because of my legs screaming pain rather than an alarm clock... NOT the way I like getting up! Just totally stinks! I have long joked that I have MS 5-10 minutes a day (the time it takes me to take my medicine). The rest of the day symptoms or not... I just live my life and work around it. I go to work, go to school, go to my kids games, and watch my husband umpire- I live! I also nap. Weekends are known for my naps some of which can be 3-4 hours sometimes even longer. The biggest thing I have learned is to not get hung up on a weekend "to-do" list. I know there will be things I have to do, school work, some house work, a kids event, and now my Thirty-one business venture (which isn't really work at all!) But that is all a matter of priorities and putting everything into its place...

Back to my "title"... I have quite a few blessings in my life. I am blessed with a supportive husband, a knowledgeable Dr., and resources that help me through my treatment. A month ago I was able to get in contact with a local group that always has people in need. I was able to connect with such a woman and now her medication needs are taken care of for the next six months. Handing it off and the look on her face was just part of the feeling, the smile on face was wonderful. Then her "hug" request was so cute.... She asked me three different times, I said yes each time... I think she would have hugged me all day if she could... just another reminder... giving is just awesome! Makes your hardest day feel a little more peaceful!
Watkins Glens, New York

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Heading anywhere can be challenging... knowing what to pack, what you need, how long you will be gone... then add MS. Medication becomes an issue, travel arrangements themselves become an issue, and my favorite- do you even get to enjoy the trip because you are so tired, sore, and just worn out from it all? Travel is one of those things that you really need to have a plan. Some kind of strategy to keep your head on. I am certain that it is easier to have a plan and try to stick with it (including what happens when you just can't do something) than to not plan and have to cancel what you had scheduled to do.
A headache, leg pain, or fatigue can just finish a day. It helps to make sure you have a great support system, great people in your life. I am beyond blessed with a husband that encourages me and kicks me in the butt when I need that too! But he is so great to be my biggest champion even when he isn't right with me. So the times we do travel together... we always enjoy our time :) Travel with the one you love!