Sunday, October 23, 2011
The last few months have been a strange new world for me. I exacerbated (had a multiple sclerosis flare up), was hospitalized and after that, was an inpatient at a rehabilitation hospital (physical therapy, etc.) and then came home to figure out what to do next. A historically cheerful wage slave, I have not gone to my job since June 8. I used my time off, I used more than that, and I took extended unpaid leave.
So now, I have been working on a few things - cooking on the cheap, resting, physical therapy, relaxation and trying to figure out my life. I DO realize that this is a luxury. Survival mode does not allow for these types of journeys but this is a trip I must make.
I also stopped taking a drug called Avonex (MS injection) and my mood has elevated tremendously. Not going to work and having that daily stress has also brightened my outlook. Really - it is quite amazing.
I think I'm starting to figure out what I should do and realize I need some structure. I need to plan the menu - I am working towards a vegan diet. I must follow an exercise routine. I should plan my mental pursuits. This should include getting out of the house when the weather permits. Not hard eh? It's a bit harder than that - developing routines and structures that keep me on plan. But there is no time like the present!