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My Head on Straight

My Head on Straight

Good morning world. I am loving the cooler weather with the sunshine shining. I might have a small whiff of fall in the air. I’m ready. I took the entire week off from exercise. I am fine but those booster shots definitely knocked me for a loop. I’m glad I did both the Covid and flu together. I’m more happy to know they’re done for a while. I just looked at my calendar for October, my Rituxan infusion order starts…

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Informing Employers of MS Diagnosis

Informing Employers of MS Diagnosis

I was thinking this weekend about when I worked. I’ve read a few MS blogs where people discussed when, if ever, do they disclose their disease to their employer? If you are new to my blog, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when I was 26. I’m 50 years old now. I became disabled when I was 44. That left a lot of years when I worked. I held my last position for 13 years with the same company but…

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Multiple Sclerosis Adapt and Accept

Multiple Sclerosis Adapt and Accept

Friday again. It was a week ago I wrote about weather changes once again affecting MS symptoms. https://multipleexperiences.org/2022/06/17/mentally-strong/. I had changed PT from Monday to Wednesday because I was having a rough day Monday. Well I guess I was having a rough day Wednesday too. I couldn’t walk five steps. So much for my goal of walking the hallway and back to my condo door. It wasn’t even close. I honestly couldn’t walk a few feet out my door. I…

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My own discouragement rant

My own discouragement rant

I was determined to get into my comfy chair. Ok getting in isn’t the problem, it’s getting out. The chair is not only low but mushy. I don’t have anything very solid to push myself up to a standing position. I tried to angle the wheelchair in front of me, using the chair’s arms. Unfortunately, that didn’t help either. The end result was being lifted up by both my physical therapist and the aide. I was discouraged. Getting into, excuse…

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Something good about insurance

Something good about insurance

I spoke with my case manager for my insurance today. Before Covid started, I had a really wonderful case manager. Every month she’d call and check in, as per her job description, but she always made me feel like she genuinely cared. She remembered things about me not necessarily related to my medical case. Then one day she was just gone. I didn’t know if Covid was the reason for the change, if she quit or left, I just had…

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It is not easy having multiple sclerosis

It is not easy having multiple sclerosis

I had another rough night. This time I was alone. My daughter has been home for two months and the one night she’s out I really needed her. Unfortunately in my exhausted state, I fell. Not only did I fall but I was in a very bad spot. I was now exhausted and helpless. Not a good place to be. I spent a lot of time and energy maneuvering myself into a position of hope. Hope that I could possibly…

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I am a Multiple Sclerosis Warrior

I am a Multiple Sclerosis Warrior

I have to say things in my family have been sad. Bad news received about a loved ones health has hit everyone hard. It puts having multiple sclerosis in its respected place. A place that has always helped me deal with my disease on a more positive level. I’m here!!! I didn’t receive a death sentence when I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. My disease could be difficult but I could still live a very rewarding life. I’m coming up…

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A list of thankful Thanksgivings

A list of thankful Thanksgivings

Thanksgiving is here again. It’s time for family traditions of certain dishes made once a year with an extremely large turkey that is never eaten and always consumed for at least three days after today. My family all contribute a dish. I always make my carrot soufflé which I’ve learned to make for every single diet I am following. https://multipleexperiences.org/2018/03/16/carrot-souffle-vegan-or-non-vegan/. My mom makes a corn soufflé and the stuffing. My sister makes the soup and sometimes brings a vegetable. We…

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A sad realization about Multiple Sclerosis

A sad realization about Multiple Sclerosis

#just wanted to add this note because this was such a dismal post. A few hours after I wrote this post I realize something very important, with secondary progressive MS you are not functional one day to Stuck on the floor another. I don’t have relapses anymore. I now realize I was sick with this abscess infection and it played havoc with my MS. So yes, this is a possible future for me with MS, but it won’t happen overnight….

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Realistic view of multiple sclerosis disability

Realistic view of multiple sclerosis disability

It didn’t flood in the streets yesterday so no daytime pictures to show you. Although that bulldozer is still there I’m excited today because we are playing mahjong here in my building. I’m excited to play but exhausted so I’m grateful to be playing here. I feed the dogs and showered that’s it, I’m wiped out. This is why I straightened my hair because I’d never have the energy anymore to blow dry and style. I’m glad I’m still able…

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