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Rocket Ship Yoga

Rocket Ship Yoga

My family means the world to me. They have been my support system for my multiple sclerosis since day 1. However, their support over the ordeal with the Covid and the pneumonia was beyond anything I have ever felt. It actually brought some of my relationships closer. Especially with my sister. She became the first person I text every morning in the hospital. We continued to do this even when I got home. In all the time I was sick…

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Multiple Sclerosis symptoms worsen

Multiple Sclerosis symptoms worsen

I’m better. No more fevers. My breathing is back to normal. I’m completely done with antibiotics. I have no more signs of the pneumonia. Great news. Yes it is. Yet the aftermath is as I expected. I was weakened from being in a bed for 1 1/2 months on top of my multiple sclerosis symptoms worsening. I had no time to adjust to my new body because I was so sick. I wasn’t focusing on my MS while I had…

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The new me…under construction

The new me…under construction

Let’s see if I can get back to any regularity writing a blog. When I was in the hospital, i was given a Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FESS). My pneumonia was considered to be caused by aspiration. Aspiration pneumonia occurs when food, saliva, liquids, or vomit is breathed into the lungs or airways leading to the lungs, instead of being swallowed into the esophagus and stomach. https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/diseases-conditions/aspiration-pneumonia When I left the hospital in January my X-ray of my lungs…

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After the hospital, leaving the new me…

After the hospital, leaving the new me…

I’ve managed to stay home since my last hospital release on March 5th. Please forgive my silence, it has taken me a while to adjust to the new me. I came home and I was still running low grade fevers up until recently. I’d wake up feeling achy most days. It is hard to try to work on strengthening your body when you feel yucky. I truthfully couldn’t get my head in the right space. I know all the positivity…

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Multiple sclerosis vs pneumonia

Multiple sclerosis vs pneumonia

I last took a Kesimpta shot on January 19. It is now the beginning of March. I had this dilemma of being behind my shot date in January. After Covid and a UTI that put me in the hospital the first time, I needed to be well before I took my shot. That ended up being about 6 weeks after the last shot Kesimpta dosage instruction is every 4 weeks. I’ve never not taken a disease modifying therapy from the…

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I’m back….

I’m back….

In the hospital that is. I was home a total of 5 days before I ended up once again in these too familiar surroundings. It started the day after I got home. I actually slid off my bed onto my stool. From there I couldn’t stand up. I had to have EMS come and get me off floor. A great beginning to being home from the hospital. That day I was spent from doing anything else. I never got out…

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Back in the hospital again

Back in the hospital again

Well I actually thought for a moment I was getting better at home. Then I started having to retreat to my bed earlier and earlier from my big living room excursion. Then getting into my wheelchair started getting me breathless. Fever spiked every day. We all knew something was wrong just didn’t know the best course of action. I had set up a video call with my primary doctor which seemed to prove pointless but actually ended up starting the…

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One day at a time

One day at a time

I am still here, barely. I got home from the rehab last Wednesday. It has been rough!! I fell 4 times within the first 12 hours. My strength was significantly worse than I realized. My legs couldn’t hold me up. I realized they didn’t have the strength to push from a seated position to a stand. I was bed bound. This dark cloud came over my world. I refused to talk to anyone. I cried. I am always fighting multiple…

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Not a happy New Year

Not a happy New Year

Hello everyone, Happy New Year. I know it seems like I disappeared but unfortunately I had legitimate reasons. I ended up in the hospital last Thursday with Covid and a UTI. It wasn’t really the Covid that put me in the hospital it was the combination of the two infections. I was so weak I was having difficulty sending a text message. I spent New Year’s Eve sleeping in a hospital bed. So much for 2022 being my year. I…

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Sometimes the dots don’t connect

Sometimes the dots don’t connect

Well you can get Covid even after you’ve been fully vaccinated. My poor sister has been feeling awful this past week. She tested positive for covid. Like so many people, me included, we’ve gotten a little lax with the mask. I don’t think the vaccinations are lasting as long as they originally thought they would. I got my booster already and I would prefer not to be doing that every few months. I do think that the vaccine need more…

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