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Hello Dolly! Glad you are back! Everyone is sick in my family except me and the DH...so far....
the flu is all over here....
Hi Chelsea! I know that's a hard job...I am friends with a couple of the pharm techs at CVS where I live...it isn't easy...
Hi Sunflower! A diet that could be healthful for MS? oh me oh my! I would never do that...seriously...I have no will power any longer...I try and stay away from garbage food...I keep the "hot foods" at my BFF's house which is a short walk away...
I just wish I could get some energy to go back to the gym...
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Hello everyone,
I miss the updates..good to be back... emoticon
wow I have a bit of reading posts to catch up on...
.I'm good after a crazy time (keep on eye on my parents they are better now soon I will doing the snowbird mode (visiting chelsea a little later..yes my dear friend it the time of year to see you) emoticon emoticon

Hey miss chelsea,
you are at CVS huh? Well, I will have pay a visit to see you.... emoticon

Eze, enjoy your time with the horse......me reading books and artwork since there is snow today emoticon
Enjoy your week.... emoticon katwell88 (dolly) emoticon

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Do any of you follow a diet specifically designed for MS or just a generally considered healthful diet? I was just curious if anyone had actually experienced better health following specific plans or not. Just curious. Have a nice weekend emoticon



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Hi Ezz! Hi SONFLOWERGAMMY!

Well, I started the job and it is physically demanding so if it wasn't PT, I wouldn't be able to do it. It is a lot of standing (most of the shift) and on Fridays, lots of putting away merchandise from the truck and it is a LOT of walking. It was hard yesterday. So, I am resting in between since I need the little income and love the discounts employees get. emoticon
I have decided to move when my lease is up May 31st, back to Pinellas county. As Ezz knows, I live in Broward county. I lived over there for 9 years and know a lot of people, and miss them. It has been hard living over here for me, a very different area than Pinellas. So, the job will help me save money too, for the move.
Happy Saturday, everyone! emoticon

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Sounds like everyone is keeping very busy with work, horse back riding and more! It is encouraging to hear about others with MS who are out there doing things and having active lives emoticon



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Glad you are doing customer service. It's bad enough being a pharm tech...I see what they go through...you have to have the patience of a Saint!

I'm doing the other MS team...there are three of us...I encourage reading and posting...that's about all I can do...I find that there are two things about myself...I'm great in the beginning and then I fall off...and then sometimes I flair hits and I have to stop doing anything...
This is just right for me...it encourages me to read my articles and post and I try to post to both teams...
Yes..it does take about two days for me to recover. If I rode everyday it probably be easier...but that's a lot of money..
You take it easy...have fun with the new job!

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I didn't know that riding the horse took you two days to recover. I don't know anything about riding horses. I think they are just beautiful, though. AND not catering! LOL :-D

Yes, I started at CVS part-time this week and looking forward to a little money without killing myself. I worked for them from 2005-2008 as a pharmacy tech. I am now customer service.

The group leader for this team is asking for a co-leader. I told her that I just don't have the time. I have done this before and it takes a lot of time. This team was inactive about 4 years ago and now it is doing well. I hope she can find someone else to take it over. I may consider it a few months from now but not now.

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Oh my! The word was "cantering"...LOL! I have finally been able to canter on my horse. He is so easy to ride...I love him...

Glad you got out of the full time job. it is a great accomplishment, but way too stressful...
I am happy to be able to rest...and then do one small thing a day...no more multitasking...but hopefully someday that will return...after I ride it takes a couple of days to recover, but it is so worth it....

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Hi Ezz! You are doing catering? Wow! Do you have your own company or are you working with someone else? I don't know anything about that so if I ever did it, I would have to follow directions. emoticon
I know you love pets and I am sorry you can't have any at home. I am glad, though, that you have your horse. Now the weather is wonderful for that too; cool and refreshing instead of the oven that's coming soon. Enjoy! emoticon
I am glad the Gabapentin worked for the pain. I was taking Gabapentin at the time I got the pain and it wasn't working but the pain only lasted 1 day. Grateful for that!

I have been increasing my walking times lately and have lost 1 lb./week for 2 weeks now. My first week I walked 3 miles and my second week I walked 3 1/2 miles. The weather is perfect for that now so I am enjoying it. I start my new job today at CVS, part-time, so I am happy after working at Broward Health, trauma center; too stressful.

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I found out there are two types of Trigeminal neuralgia and I was scheduled for a doctor;s appt just as the pain was happening. She gave me Gabapentin and it worked...the funny thing was I was supposed to have an appt next month...

I'm enjoying my riding and now I'm cantering...I wish I could have an animal in the house, but I'll take when I can get and I do love my horse...

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Hi Ezz! emoticon
I had the trigeminal neuralgia once and it was just horrible! I couldn't even touch my skin it hurt so bad. I am glad you decided to see the doctor and get the help you need. Feel better, my friend! emoticon emoticon I know your horses mean a lot so I am glad you can ride again.

So far, I am doing okay. The temps outside are paradise and I am enjoying it all since it won't last. Starting in March, walking outside for exercise will be impossible so I am enjoying it now. I love the rainy days we have had lately.

Happy Tuesday everyone! emoticon

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Hello Amiga! So glad you are back! emoticon

Thanks girls for verifying what I was thinking...I had a bout of trigeminal neuralgia...the doctor started me on gabapentin low dose and it was a miracle...when the pain went away I weaned off as it caused very dry mouth...but I kept the medicine...well it's back so I guess I will have to call him back...they did do an MRI the last time with no new lesions...the ear ringing is starting on the same side...and, Oh my goodness, the past week I slept my life away...I was worried about that...very worried...it was bad since after Christmas...now I think that was instigated by a cold as I was coughing and coughing and now I am clear...today I went riding for the first time in a couple of weeks and I was praying I would be able to do it...my horse is so good...he knows me like a book...I had a wonderful ride and I am starting to come back to life...but you are right...a flair is a flair is a flair...


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I totally agree with Chelsea! If my new symptoms last more than 24 hours I am on the phone with my Neuro.

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Ezz, I am back!! This is Chelsea and I am so happy to see you here. I am sorry about being somewhat disconnected for so long the last 10 months. I worked FT to try it out again and it was rough. I did it to get a car which now I have to return since I can't work FT anymore. But it is not all depressing since I learned something and have a PT job lined up with CVS. emoticon

As far as pseudo flair ups, I don't believe in those. I believe a flair up is a flair up if my symptoms last more than one week and even in the summer, I don't blame the heat for everything. I listened to my gut feelings since I have had MS for 30 years.

I want the medicine to help (steroids) so I see it all as a flair up after one week. The last time the doctor (whom I don't see anymore) said I didn't know have a flair up and I knew I did, my ears were ringing loudly. He refused to help me. When I went to another doctor, an MS doctor (Brian Steingo in Sunrise) he told it was a flair up and now the ringing is there for life since I didn't get the treatment. So, do what you gut says to do. Trust yourself, really trust yourself, my friend. emoticon

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About that symptom free thing...how do you know if you are having a pseudo flair or the real deal? I guess I have to call the doctor either way, but I was hoping for some input so when I do call the doc I don't sound like an idiot...

Even though I was an RN for 40 yrs you just don't know everything about MS and you can learn something new every day...I want to keep horseback riding, but I don't want to hurt my self either...(I don't care about falling...just making my symptoms worse)

So hoping you can give some help...
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Happy New Year to all - stay symptom free!
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Wishes Happy New Year to everyone. I hope 2015 brings you everything you can wish for and more. New Year, New Start, New Life. May all your dreams come true.

"Eventually all the pieces fall into place….until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment, and know that everything happens for a reason"


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That's good to know!
Happy New Year! emoticon emoticon

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Every day there is a reflection and finding a way to improve ourselves!

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I guess we all have had to change the way we used to do things!



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This is the first year I have to cut things short.. But I love my three and village...worth the hard work. lately I'm finding I have to push myself harder...my legs just don't want to work...they feel like rocks. At least I can still ride...


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For those of us ceebrating Christmas it is fast approaching. I over did it trying to get the house ready for the arrival of my children and six grandchildren this coming Saturday and now I am down in bed unable to do much of anything. Even after almost 6 years since my MS diagnosis and gradual decline I still have a hard time trying to pace myself. I am not even sure if pacing myself makes a whole lot of difference. If I have a day when I feel strong enough to do something I just want to do it since those days are few and far between. Do you pace yourself? Does it make a difference? Have a wonderful Thursday and let's keep on keeping on :o)



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Faith will move mountains!

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Finally managed to get a few decorations up. I am running out of time. Only 5 days until my first born and my dil arrive with my 6 grandchildren! Lots to do but my body and brain aren't as cooperative as I would like. My faith is getting me through!



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www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis/you
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This is a link to WebMD and they have some excellent articles on MS right now..
Hope the link opens!
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No...don't worry...take your time...I pushed myself...Last year I had everything up before I left on vacation. We usually take vacation at the end of October and coming back is very hard...I never realized how much physical strength I would need...
I am doing little things now....just take your time....

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Hello everyone. Sonflowergammy I wouldn't fret too much over decorating. All I have up n out is the tree. If u have a little energy do a little at a time but if not then maybe hopefully next year will b a better time.

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I still dont have any Christmas decorations up emoticon Hopefully I will have enough energy and can stay upright long enough to get a few things out!



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My Christmas village with the train is up and so is the tree! Now all I need is to decorate it!
Exhausted, but sure feel good about that!
Have a great one!

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Hope everyone has a super Saturday. I've done my wo this morning. Feeling good so gonna take advantage of the little energy I have and catch up on my dirty laundry. Not fun but needs done. Have a great one.

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Oh boy...shows you where I'm at...Thanksgiving...not Christmas...LOL,
I've been trying not to over do, but. I wanted to ride so badly. if you leave it, it's hard to get back...oh boy...I need a week to recuperate....I still haven't got the whole tree up, but the little village is taking shape...still having blood pressure problems and that's just sapping my energy...
Yes..life is good...just have to pace it...

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Rest up so that you can be well while they are here. I over did it on Thanksgiving. I slept a lot the next 4 days and then felt better. I am in the middle of a relapse and have been trying to pace myself. It is so frustrating when your body won't do what you want it to. Life is good though. All of us need to remember not to over do it this time of year.

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it is awful when you cannot get your body going...you just have to sit down and rest until your body catches up with your mind....be thankful you had family for Christmas. it will all come together
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The family arrived the Saturday before Thanksgiving since all the grandkids were out of school and went back across state yesterday. I didn't pace myself and by Thanksgiving day I couldn't hardly get of bed for more than a minute or two and have been down since then. Not much I can do as my body just will not cooperate! Everyone will be back on December 20th and they have 2 weeks off so I am hoping I rebound by then and I am going to have to figure out a way to pace myself. Praying for strength & wisdom. I just want so desperately want to spend every second I can with my grandchildren and they want to spend all their time with their Gammy. When I think about having to limit that time I get very sad and a bit angry that it is even an issue that I have to deal with. Anyway, one day at a time I guess.



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Sounds like you had a great time! Enjoy the holidays! They come only once a year! emoticon

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Hello everyone its been some time since posting here. I have been a mess since Sept when all heck broke lose with my Dad. Hes doing good in the nursing home. We brought him home for 6 hrs yesterday for Thanksgiving. He was glad to go back where its peaceful. But he enjoyed seeing his grandkids playing. I gained 2.4 lbs from dinner yesterday but I'm not sweating it I can lose it in a few days of being strict and exercising. Hope u all had a delightful Thanksgiving.

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Just found out my little one has bad congestion...it's awful for the young the old, the asthmatic....the steroids do help with that very much!
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Finished 2 steroid tapers and a round of antibiotica last week. My youngest son and I still have pretty strong coughs and congestion going. All this started for me in SEPTEMBER! I don't know if it was the steroids but I have some issues with my bp going up and my bs as well. I am watching the carbs and fat very closely. Hopeful that this isn't permanent. I would hate to add diabetes to my list if issues emoticon
Do any of you had issues with your bp or bs when taking steroids for a flare or illness?
Anyhow it has been a challenging 9 weeks and I pray I am coming out on the other side of it. It has consumed Fall I don't want it to consume Winter as well.
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sorry to hear that sunflowergammy. I hope that the swelling has gone away by now!! today is day 1 back to work after a week long vacuum. Getting as much lounge time in as I can. Make it a great week!!

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Have a lot of swelling in my legs and feet. They feel extra heavy. I looked up the side effects of the fluticisone nasal spray rx I have been using for the allergies/cold and the Afrin and lo and behold because the RX one is a steroid in rare cases it can cause swelling of the feet and ankles! I am just not one of those people who can tolerate medication. I am alergic or at least have intolerable side effects to 90% of the medications that have ever been prescribed to me! On a happier note my ew treadmill arrived and I just walked 5 minutes very slowly. My plan is to do that for 5 minutes every hour throughout the day to work my legs. I got one that has the long safety bars and an auto shut off if you fall plus I will only use it when someone is home to help me on and off. I have to hang on with both hands so my son runs the on/off button and the speed for me. Blessings to all. Have a great day



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It's a tiny bit cooler and it was a good weekend!

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Hope everyone had a nice weekend. emoticon



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There are many reasons elderly people become confused. One of them, I remember, is a urinary tract infection and another is what the call "Normal Pressure hydrocephalus" if I am remembering correctly...the spinal cord and brain are lubricated by fluid manufactured in the 4 ventricles located with in the brain...this system has a pressure which they can measure by doing a spinal tap and connecting a "manometer" which is a long glass tube with numbers on it that connect to the trocar ( hollowed out spinal needle) and I don't remember what the norm is, but 15 rings a bell...anyway, it might be normal, but for some reason the spinal fluid builds up and compresses the brain causing increased confusion...
These are just a couple of things I remember. not everything is dementia...You have to rule it out...

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Thank u Ezz never thought about googleing it. Good idea. We need to find out bc its bs. So far he's doing good. He's getting up out of bed and into the wheelchair and doing physical, occupational, and speech therapies everyday now. I feel a little more relaxed now. Just waiting for the call that they had to send him back to the hospital for more blood. Hopefully without the bloodthinners he won't need anymore blood. I'm hoping.

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There is more to it than that and I think you might look into that...giving him blood and letting him bleed it out is dangerous too...I would actually Google what are the parameters for having someone declared incompetent to care for their self...see what you get...Just because you know your birthdate doesn't make you competent... emoticon

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Thank u Ezz for the info.
My Dad has Dimentia so his coherency is in and out. He refused 2 tests (scopes) to find the bleeding. He is back at the nursing home now they gave him a unit of blood and now its just a waiting game as to when he'll need more. He has a case manager but as long as he knows his name and birthdate there is nothing we can do.

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Nobody can sign a consent for their spouse unless they are declared medically incompetent...and your Mom would need a power of attorney that includes the ability to sign for him. You could have a geriatric psychiatrist in as a consult and he can make the determination about your Dad. I had a funny feeling that consent was not going to fly...

Everyone, when in the hospital, should make full use of the advocate system..if the hospital has one. most hospitals do now...they also have case managers that get you ready for discharge. They make sure the equipment you need is at your house before you get home, etc...They want a smooth transition to home after discharge so there are not repeated admissions...

If you need any questions answered about the hospital system in general I will try to help as I've worked in the acute care setting until I was disabled...((((((((( hugs)))))))))

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emoticon Ezz for the info. I will check into it. My stress was increased yesterday. My mother signed the consent for my Dad to have the scope and when they got him downstairs to the OR he refused to have the test. The doctor asked him a couple questions and said he was able to decide for himself. So we don't know where the bleeding is coming from. When he entered the ER on Tuesday night his blood level was at 11 and then yesterday it was at 8 so there is a slow leak somewhere and when they give him the blood thinners for the blood clots in his legs it increases the bleeding. Hopefully they'll not give him anymore blood thinners.

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I do understand what you are going through...I have taken care of many patients like your Dad and it is very difficult for the caregivers..they have patient care managers in the hospital that can help you. get a health care surrogate document done...they usually do them in the hospital and they don't cost...that is very helpful. hopefully they will find where he is bleeding from and stop it quickly...my parents died when I was 45. I miss them very much. I wish they could have lived longer, but I'm glad that they didn't have to go into assisted living or an SNF...My SIL lost her Mom, who was 96, and then her Dad 3 months later...very hard...
Be patient...and do the best you can, but realize that you have to get rest to be able to help your Mom...((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))

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Well I hope u enjoy ur trip to the UK. Sounds like alot of fun. Wishing u some cooler air. If we could bottle it I would send u some. Its been cold her for 4 days now.

Well I've been off routine for several days now. My Dad has been very ill for 2 wks now in the hospital. He's bleeding internally but they don't know where they are doing a scope down through the throat to the stomach today to investigate. He's scared and is trying to say no but he has dimentia so my mom has already signed the paperwork. Its a sad situation when ur parents get old. He will be 79 in November. He has Parkinson's real bad and the dimentia is just starting. So I have been real stressed and depressed.

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Everyone says that it is going to be a cold winter. Last year the North had an awful winter, but there was a high pressure area sitting off the coast that prevented most of the Northern air from trickling down to us...I don't want the North to have an awful winter, but I gotta have some cold air...I stay indoors most of the hot summer months...even though people say everything is air conditioned, just stepping outside for a few minutes takes my breath away...and then I feel just awful. The only relief is the rain because the dark clouds cover the sun...
We are going to the UK and sailing back home from there so it will be fairly cool until we hit Bermuda and then it will start to warm up as we head South...so I will have some relief and then hopefully some cooling when we get home...
I wish we could bottle the darn stuff!

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Esmerelda that would be cool if we could bottle it up and share it. I saw a thing on FB where the Meteorologists are saying it gonna be record snowfalls this winter.

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They say it's going to be a cold winter...I'm hoping for some of it down here...if I could bottle it I would and send it North to you so we could trade!

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Wish u could send some of that hot air up north to West Virginia its been cold here for the last 3 days. Unusual weather for this time of year.

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Let's get rid of this hot air in Florida! LOL!

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Hi TEam!! Let's make it a great week!!

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Yup YW emoticon

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Thanks...lots of Vit C too! emoticon

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Rest alot and drink plenty of fluids to help u get over that cold. Hope u feel better soon.

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I'm good for another 6 months at the neurologist. Now I have to get my blood pressure fixed...

Boy, were you lucky! In Florida they just love to get you for nothing...and when they really need to ticket some of these crazy drivers there isn't an officer anywhere...
I still have that cold so I'm just doing small things around the house...that will keep me busy and I'll rest I between...
Good luck with the doctor apps. Hope everyone stays healthy...

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O I've been stopped and warned 4 times the last time I was told it would be a $450 fine. The only thing that was saving me from a ticket is I kept insurance on it. Never let the insurance go.
Good luck with ur dr. apptmnt. I have a dr apptmnt every week bc I see 5 different doctors for different reasons many health probs. Plus my DH & DS have apptmnts also. I get to where I don't want to leave the house sometimes. I just want to relax and chill.

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Glad you are going legal. I can't believe you hadn't got stopped and ticketed...I know there are extenuating circumstances in this economy of ours...

Still getting over this cold, but a little better today to do some house cleaning and do a doctor's appt...thankfully my doctor appts are not as frequent as they used to be....I can have more time for myself...
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I had a busy day today. I'm just getting to my sparking usually have this done by 10 am but I had to walk my son to school and got in my half mile walk doing that came home did my 40 crunches then had to get ready for an intake apptmnt that I had at a doctor's office. Then had to go to the court house to pay the taxes on my car so I can get the tag legal tomorrow. I've been driving around illegally for 2 yrs. Gonna get it legal tomorrow. Gonna have another busy day tomorrow actually this whole week is busy with apptmnts and legal stuff and shopping. Phew its wearing me out just thinking about it. LOL Hope everyone has had a terrific Tuesday.

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I'm sure all of us are absent at one point or another so don't worry about it. I go into "foggyville" several times a year....especially after the holidays...and now I have a stinking cold!
On a very positive note....my trip to Long Island was wonderful and I had a grand time visiting family and friends...
I hope to be around a little more too...
Hope your problems ease...I will put in some heavy duty prayers...

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I apologize for my absence. I have been battling my own demons. We are going through alot right now. Not only my MS probs but financial and my sons Autism and the main reason is my own team Daily Fitness Challenges Team. It has gotten a burst of energy that I wish I could keep up with. I will really try to at least check in with. I'm doing yoga now plan on doing it daily because it seems to loosen my muscles up some to function daily. I was going to a physical therapist bc I had gotten real weak. Even while doing exercise. Hope everyone has had a wonderful Labor Day.

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I'm doing a lot better than I had been and I'm so happy about it...today I went swimming with my grandchildren and had lots,of energy...everyone has a drug that helps them...I'm on Copaxone and so far so good...little up and a little down....but I basically feel good...

I also started taking Co Q 10 400 mg twice a day ( from my doctor ) and I think that is helping too....plus Vit D3 5000 iu. I also take Hair/Skin/Nails and Vit B12 sub lingual. I finally feel healthy...I have to add some Vit C to that...

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Hi ALL! I just beat another damn attack!!!!! I ended steroids on Sunday and just back to work with most of my functions back!

Having to tell yet another boss about MS was not fun... It had been 4 years since my last attack and I owe that to Gilenya! I was having an attach every year there for awhile.

I celebrated 9 years of kicking MS's butt this June and looky here... July rolls around and it decides to pay a visit. I don't care what studies say - Stress sets this stuff off for me.... Work just recently go really crazy + My family and I just had to move my Granny into a Alzheimer's nursing home .... BAM = numbness, weakness, almost lost complete function in my left hand.

I call it God telling me I need a break!

Hope everyone else is getting through the summer OK.

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Thanks for the encouragement! If he doesn't listen he will get sicker...sure hope he listens...
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Edmerelda- I know how frustrating it is to try to encourage your husband to do all of the things that we know will help and he just doesn't do it. I had that problem for years and then one day he just decided to do it all on his own. What's really aggravating is that after he started doing it he kept telling me things that I'd been telling him all along.Obviously, he hadn't been listening. :) You're mom is right. You can't make them drink. Just continue to be supportive.

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Hello everyone! So far my energy is up and the naps are few and smaller...Yay! and its official on the doctor's scale that I lost 5 lbs...
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My DH came home from the doctor the other day and he made it to official diabetic before me! technically the number has to be 6.5 or over...I'm 6.2 and he got a 6.51...believe me I am not jealous. He was told to loose weight too...He has ended up with Stage 3 hypertension...

I tried to teach him stuff, but he is not into learning as yet...I'm trying to get him to journal his food too...he isn't into that either...oh well can't win them all...when he is ready...you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make them drink...my Mom's favorite saying...

Hope everyone has a great weekend...I think I got a bonus spin today...

Ezz woman

Strong yet fragile...
To sin by silence makes cowards of men...Abraham Lincoln

Give unto others as you would have others give unto you...

There is a reason and a purpose to everything in life...


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I keep posting to the team wall and decided to take an extra moment and post to a thread! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!



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