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Ch-ch-ch-changes

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!
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LIVINGFREE19 10/26/2011 11:43PM

    Sooo sorry to hear about your exacerbation! I haven't had 1 since my initial one that got me to a doctor and found out I had MS. I hear those can be really bad and it sounds like yours was just that!
I am praying for you, lady.
I am glad you are making the best use of your time off work!

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BLUEANGELLK 10/23/2011 1:21PM

    You can do it. Start small and you will achieve great things! We are all rooting for you!

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