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Too much stress, not enough sleep

Too much stress, not enough sleep

I woke up with a killer headache. I use the word woke up very loosely because I haven’t been sleeping well and last night was no different. On a good note, I should reach my 12th hour of standing goal by 2pm. I’ve been going to sleep to a meditation track every night since last Friday. I started off sleeping great but then my daughter tested positive for Covid and I’ve bees stressed. My daughter is positive for Covid. My…

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When did it change???

When did it change???

I woke up this morning asking myself this very question. My disability has changed so subtly but so profoundly over the 3 years I’ve been just living in my condo. I specifically remember if I’d fall I’d have to crawl to a piece of furniture to help get myself up. This chair was a major assistance piece. It was the closest furniture from the kitchen or bathroom and I used it so often to aid me back to standing. Never…

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Skin infection, antibiotics and the one who couldn’t deal

Skin infection, antibiotics and the one who couldn’t deal

I was at my primary care physician yesterday because I have a cut on my shin that is infected. I had antibiotics in the house and I started to self medicate and it wasn’t really working so I got an appointment. She prescribed a stronger antibiotic and a cream but thankfully it wasn’t cellulitis or any further issue that needed more care. This was my fault. I knew it was infected for a while. My Zoey never left that spot…

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The day after the worst of the Covid vaccination

The day after the worst of the Covid vaccination

I’m doing better today. I slept all day yesterday. I even ordered a pizza because I was too sick to microwave or mix up one of my salads. I was so sick that when I was getting a slice one fell on the floor and I couldn’t even bend to pick it up. I let my dogs eat the pizza. I thought Zoey ate it mostly, however this morning Minx has been sick since he woke up. My poor little…

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Covid vaccination dose 2

Covid vaccination dose 2

Here I am in the back of my own van. My stepdad and mom are in the front seat. We are on the way to the Bronx for my 2nd Covid vaccination. My appointment was supposed to be on Thursday but snow is expected for that day. So we are on our way. This time I locked the wheelchair down and put on my wheelchair seatbelt. The backseat of my van is not the easiest place to sit. Between the…

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I did it!!!

I did it!!!

Sure the goal is for me not to end up on the floor but let’s be real, it is going to happen. To be able to get myself up off the floor is a big deal. Especially since not even a week ago I was in the exact same predicament and I couldn’t get up. I had to wait for my aide. Once again on the floor. Not yesterday, I learned from my prior week struggle I was in my…

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Valentine’s Day marks 23 years with multiple sclerosis

Valentine’s Day marks 23 years with multiple sclerosis

At the age of 49 I’ve lived almost half my life with the disease. It was the weekend of Valentine’s Day when I was moving into my new home that my left foot started to go numb. Within 4 days it was all the way up the entire side of my body. Within 6 days I was at a neurologist who was asking my mom and I if anyone in my family had MS. Having actually had optic neuritis about…

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Once again on the floor

Once again on the floor

Well unfortunately I had a tough morning. It seems my stomach is still having issues. I had to shower upon waking up this morning. I wish I knew what was causing all of this unsettling in my belly over the last few weeks. I’m scared to take anything because the fear of it binding and I experiencing the alternative is just as bad. However this leads me to make many trips necessary and unnecessary to the bathroom in fear of…

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Better out than in

Better out than in

I had quite a few “accidents” this week. It seems my body likes to be either bound up or flowing free. I have yet to master a medium ground. Frustrating as it was, I figured at least I’d have a weight loss this week but even that wasn’t so. Oh well at least that has a medium ground it hovers around on. It got me thinking about when some of these issues first started showing up. I realized how long…

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Time for handicap plates on my van

Time for handicap plates on my van

I’ve been wanting to get handicap plates on my van since I purchased the vehicle. There was a whole thing with the plates because I purchased the van in New Jersey and I live in New York. At that time I would’ve had to surrender the plates and re-register after I just paid the NYS 2 year registration fee. New York State isn’t very good at giving you money back and prorating so I just stuck with my handicap tag….

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