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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Who rocks the house?

Camp is great!  Better than great. 

Camp is my life.  It has been for a very long time.  Recently, I thought an MS diagnosis meant I'd have to find something else to satisfy my life.  I couldn't have been more wrong.

Granted, its a small camp.  I also spend 3 of the hottest hours of the day at the pool.  But, its still going and I feel incredibly healthy!  I don't think I've been this happy in a long time. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Song Pop

I'm addicted to a new smartphone game.  Song Pop.  Funny thing is, I SUCK at it, but I love it.  And I'm surprisingly good at the Animated Songs category.

I'm also experiencing a bit of a weird MS thing (at least I think so).  I keep shaking.  It mostly happens when I am sitting still or laying down.  But my whole arm or torso will shake uncontrollably.  It's weird.  I'm guessing its an MS thing, cause what else could it be, but I don't really know.  Its on my list to ask my doctor about next time I see her.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Life could always be worse.

I could have a lamp shade on my head.

I'm dog sitting again, and this little pooch had some surgery yesterday. Poor thing.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

I was too happy driving and too angry to drive home

So, therapy has been a little stagnant the last few weeks.  I've just been content to not talk about the important stuff, and perfectly happy to make "small talk" and what not. 

Today though, I just found the courage to do it, and we talked about quite a few things that were really important.  I feel good just getting them out there, even if its just on the surface.

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Importance of Not Being Too Earnest

So, I'm totally on this Dawson's Creek kick.  I found out it came to Netflix, and I've been hooked ever since.  I'm finally on the last season.  Now, when I first got it, I saw the pilot, the season finale and the episode where Joey and Pacey first kissed.  Then, I started watching them in order. 

Now, I'm finally on the last season.  Clearly, I did not watch this when it was on.  Joey slept with Dawson??  I had no idea that happened.  Geez, the biggest love triangle ever, and I had no idea.  Granted, I was always a Joey/Pacey fan, but still, that was something big that I missed!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Mostly good news!

The sad truth is that I don't know how to read most of these.  But my doctor said that I had no new lesions on the brain or cervical MRI's.  Any some of them have gotten smaller or disappeared.  That's great news!

I did have lesions on the thoracic mri, but that had never been done before, so she doesn't know how they compare to a year ago.  I guess my recent symptoms have been things that would be in that area though, so she wasn't really surprised.

She need mention that she was going to do a blood test to see if I had a different kind of MS.  I only know about the 4 main types, and didn't even know there was something else.  I don't remember what she called it, so I can't look it up.  I also didn't know there was a blood test for any kind of MS.  I figure though, its results come back pointing to something else, she'll tell me.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

beat the heat - in a pool :)

It was a great 4th of July.  I'm far too exhausted for fireworks this evening, but all in all, it was a great day.  I'm dogsitting at the house with a pool, and a couple of friends came over.  We grilled, we swam, got lots of sun.  It was a great day!

I'm slightly sunburned now.  Here's the thing - I often get a little pink when I spend an extended amount of time in a bathing suit.  Mostly, my upper arms and back, where tshirts normally cover.  Anyway, I've noticed this summer, that when I am sunburned, I feel so good.  I mean, the sunburn itself isn't nice, but health wise - I feel better than I have in a long time.

When I'm hot, there are issues, but once I cool down, it's like I don't have MS anymore.  Vision is fine, I'm not dizzy and most especially, my emotional state is excellent.  I don't know if that is normal for MS, but for me it is.

I have a doctors appointment tomorrow.  I'm a little nervous since its the followup from the 3 MRI's.  These are the first ones done since I was diagnosed.  I'll find out if there are more leisons or if they are bigger.  I know that whatever it is, it is, and it doesn't directly relate to what symptoms I have, but I'm still nervous.

I'm also seeing my therapist tomorrow, for the first time in a while.  One week I couldn't go, then she was on vacation, so basically, I've had 3 therapy-free weeks.  I'm not gonna lie.  I kind of liked that.  But tomorrow will be good, especially if I get bad news tomorrow from the neurologist.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

dog sitting...again

So, the VP of my Y asked me to dog sit.  It's a little weird, but I figured, why not?

She has a pool.  I've only been here 4 hours, but I've already been swimming 3 times.  Tomorrow I don't have to work, and I plan to swim LOTS. 

Pictures to come :)