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!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Bring on The Heat Meat

Happy Summer!   I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer!!!   And for all you MS'ers I hope your staying a cool!  

This summer has been just the opposite for me as far as summers go.  My summers normally consisted of lounging by the pool, swimming and going to each and everyone of my son's baseball games including all local games and also as many Atlanta Braves games as I can.  Hot?  You bet. Muggy Tennessee heat.   But unlike most MS'ers heat didn't bother me it was the cold that did me in.

So every summer my motto was "bring on the heat Meat" (classic Bull Durham line)   

And then like most things that change I started noticing my leg going slowly numb when I was out at pool.  Then my arm.   Once I was inside it SLOWLY resolved itself. Always right at that 48 hour mark before I freak out and think it's a flare up. Then if I did  a full day of outdoor fun or yard work I slowly realized a long day outside in the heat meant a few days down( really down) later on.

So, this year I consciously stayed in more.  Interestingly enough I didn't have as many symptom issues.  And I'm pretty pale.   Hahah  A little vanity.

My husband has taken over yard work.  Very graciously I might add.  The way he was acting I thought I was dying or something for a week or two!

So, just another slap in the face that things can change. Or have to change for health's sake.     And that's ok.  

Going to Disney at night instead of during the day.  Kind of cool.