I was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis in December 2008. This is my blog about my life living with the roller-coaster world of MS with a little humor and advice thrown in!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Holistic Healing

So my fab primary care physician is big on adding some natural elements to my MS medicine cabinet.   What the hay?  Oh, well if he wants me to and it doesn't hurt anything I said why not.  Here were some of his suggestions.

The Swank Diet   Low fat, no red meat etc.   (a little boring for me)

2 Tablespoons olive oil a day.    Hopefully I can have it on Italian bread!

lecithin-not sure what this is

tumeric- again, I need to look this one up.

Anyway,  I do a little research and check it out.    

My main question is how do we know any of this is working????   HA   

If anyone has any holistic approaches they want to add for MS let me know.  It's always fun to hear of new things!  lol

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Brrrrrrr..   I don't know about your geographical area but it is cold here!!  I am definitely not a winter lover.   Some MS'ers do much better in the cold than the heat but it is rather reversed for me.   Heat makes me feel sooooo much better.   I love hot baths, warm heated water to swim etc.   Cold makes me physically ache.   Ugh.  

If you are enjoying your winter I salute you with a big cup of hot cocoa.  If you are like me and counting down the days til April 1st. (No frost here after that date)  Which by the way is 67 and counting.  Hang in there.  

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Primary Care Physician

Another rainy day! But , that's ok.  It gave me a reason to go to my 3 month check-up in my pink rain boots!   If it's going to rain it's only fair that I'm able to splash freely in puddles!  

So,  I hope everyone is having a relapse free new year.  And, I certainly hope everyone is staying well and keeping germ free.  As I'm sure most of you MS'ers know what havoc a virus can wreak on our bodies and possibly set off an exacerbation.   With this particular bad flu ridden season it's best to go the extra mile in staying healthy.

Staying on top of your Dr appts. regularly is a good way to keep on top of our health.  Sometimes a Dr catches something that we have ignored or just didn't see the signs.   

I am glad to report my 3 month check-up was good.   Please note your primary care physician can be equally important as your neurologist.   They will keep track of minor illnesses and keep a good rapport  with your neurologist.   If your primary care physician is not as concerned with your MS as you think they should be please talk with them or possibly seek out another Dr. 

I was very lucky to find a Dr. who's wife has MS and even goes to the same Neurologist so he is all over my MS!!!

Ok, enough lecturing!!   Don't forget, I am not a Doctor or therapist.  I am just a patient with MS who shares her thoughts, opinions and experiences. 

Monday, January 14, 2013

My Lust of Rainy Days

Another rainy day!  Bonus!   My house is clean. The boys are back in school. And I took a fat nap this afternoon.  Could it get any better?  I think not. 

I hope everyone has a lovely day rainy or not.  :)


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Mermaid In Me

So much for me posting more frequently huh??!!!   LOL   I have an honest "excuse".   My oldest son Cory is coming home today for 3 weeks!!  He is in the Navy and we have not seen him (other than Skype) for over a year and a half.  :(   So, between getting all my Christmas stuff packed back up, getting the house guest ready and trying to keep my MS calm ( that makes sense doesn't it?)I have been a blogger slacker!   

To all of you that know me or read this you know I am a Yoga nut.  It calms the mind as well as keeping those muscles warm and stretched.  Well, this week is the last week of vacation for my teenager boys.  We got a wild hair and starting swimming at the YMCA every afternoon.  We love love love the water but have not really thought about swimming in January!   I had no idea they would like it so much  and even asked every day if we are going.   Talk about soothing and relaxing!!!   The water was 87 degrees.  Yummy!   We have stayed no less than 2 hours each day.   My muscles and mind felt great!  Plus, my boys acted like toddlers and we laughed and laughed......Perfect combination!

So,  if you have the chance go do a little swimming at your local Y or gym.  Heated water makes those muscles fluid and I don't know about you but pretending I'm a mermaid makes me feel fun and  carefree.   (Mmmmmm, carefree....doesn't that sound lovely!?)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!  I personally hope this year is as wonderful and kind as 2012 was to me.   And if 2012 wasn't your year then I wish happy things for you this year!!

I'm sorry for not posting much lately.  I've been feeling good MS wise lately and I'm like a lot of you in the If I feel good I don't want to talk about MS mode.  Make sense?   

So, I'm not a big New Year's Resolution kind of gal but I've decided to post on my MS site more frequently regardless on how I feel.   We can chat about MS, the weather, or whatever.   I am always hear to vent or just listen to others.