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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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Time flies by

Time flies by

March is a busy month for me starting right out of the gate. I have plans to see people this morning, this evening, tomorrow and Friday. I love having a social life but it always seems to fall into the same week. I have my long hair appointment this week, Cut and color. I never miss my color but haven’t done a cut in a while. Letting my hair grow out some but it now has no style. No matter…

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Video blogging and podcasts

Video blogging and podcasts

I wanted to share this morning was a link to the MS gym podcast. https://themsgym.podbean.com/ or for Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ms-gym-podcast/id1368971662. The topic was They have various topics all relating to many obstacles and challenges we face. I highly recommend you check this out. I sometimes wonder if my blog should be a video on YouTube as opposed to the written word. In a video you’d see my real video personality and emotions. I think at some point even writing with Siri…

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Ocrevus vs Rituxan

Ocrevus vs Rituxan

My infusion scheduled for March 17. I’ve been on many of the disease modifying MS drugs over my 23 year span with the disease. Betaseron still holds the record of 12 years but that also has to do with the drugs that were available when I first got diagnosed. I have been on either Rituxan or Ocrevus since 2016. I group these two drugs together for very specific reasons, they are fundamentally the same. The biggest difference is Rituxan is…

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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 reaction

Covid vaccination reaction

All I can tell you is that sucked. I had a rough night. My whole body ached. I couldn’t even sleep through it. I found that ibuprofen did not help and when I finally took Tylenol that took the aches away. I was able to finally get a little sleep between the hours of seven and 10. However I was up again at 11 because it was time for aspirin and my body knew it. Now I’m just waiting for…

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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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