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Whose Drunk??

No… I swear… I don’t have a drinking problem… I just have MS… OMG, is this true…

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things aren’t nearly as bad for me these days, but that first year… oh, crap… in fact, it is part of the reason I stopped watching television from a monitor across the room… all those actors moving around, the flickers of light… omg, can you say help me… I eyes would start to hurt, the world would tilt, and a little bit of vomit would start climbing up my throat… it was horrible…

once things calmed down, I could finally manage to watch my favorite shows, but only on my laptop… in fact, we don’t have cable at my house… if you can’t get it through the internet (ha… like that ever happens) then we aren’t watching it…

I can remember my first week in the hospital… I was lying in one of those horrible hospital beds and the world started to spin… eyes open or closed, it wouldn’t stop… faster and faster… I managed to squeak out that I was gonna be…. but before I could say sick, I had to lean over the side of the bed (I so didn’t have the ability to jump up and run to the bathroom) so I could throw up…

between that and the insane ride in the back of an ambulance as I was transported to a different hospital so that a specialist could decided if I did indeed have MS (or if the spots on my MRI were cancer), I thought that my entire life was gonna feel like I was stuck on the tilt-a-whirl (aka: evil theme park ride)… thankfully, the world has stopped moving so much faster than my eyes… not that I plan on trampolines, bouncing on an exercise ball (PT guy thought that would be a good idea… HA… I thought I was back in the hospital), or entering a jump-roping contest…. I like my food in my stomach, thank you very much…

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Help change the World of MS…

I love this GIF, and felt like posting it a second time… but this post is about an upcoming MS event… Walk MS… you can find both Walk MS and Bike MS events in your area by following the links at the bottom of the post… We have five weeks and two days until the day of the Walk for my area… I will be upping my MS posts until in the meantime… sharing my own MS insanity…

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Starting Monday, March 7th, Fundraising week begins… From Bike MS to Walk MS, there are dozens of ways to show your support… there is even something called Challenge Walk MS… Last year I participated in Walk MS, I even attempted to join in the mile walk around the park… Hmmmmm… that didn’t go so well for me… last year, my walking abilities weren’t as on par as they are this year and I ended up running out of steam less than half way through… it wasn’t pretty… I had to cut through the park, there were tears and embarrassment, but once I calmed down and had a chat with my momma, I enjoyed cheering everyone else on as sat in the shade sweating as if I had just finished a triathlon…

This year the Walk in my area will be across the bridge in neighboring WV… I managed to attempt participating last year because it was downtown at the park… I doubt I will make it this year, but I wanted to give a shout out to everyone giving and participating in this cause…  I also want to participate as a virtual walker…

I have said that MS helped me to find my passion in life, but without the drugs, doctors, and therapies for this disease, MS would have taken my life long ago… it is the support and volunteers that make continued research and development possible… I am grateful to everyone giving their time, donations, or just their kind words… it is because of you that I will get to continue writing and living a life I never envisioned, but that I find small joys in every day… when it comes down to it, it isn’t the big events in life that matter… it is the small moments that mean the most…

If you want to give or join up at your local Walk/Bike MS (and did I mention that Shemar Moore joined in Bike MS last year… yummy… I mean thanks for calling attention to this cause) just …

CLICK HERE to head over to my donation page for this years walk

CLICK HERE to learn more about Walk MS…

CLICK HERE to learn more about Bike MS…

Thank you to everyone taking a moment to learn/give to this cause… and happy wordage everyone…. Tracey Clark

PT is over

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Sooo… I didn’t really feel like PT was helping with my back pain anymore than it did the last time, but that  isn’t the reason that my PT came to an end… apparently SSI/Medicare only pays for six sessions and then you have to have the doctor ask for more time… But the PT guys said that they could also give me some exercises to do at home and a free month at the clinic (basically some exercise machines and a track)

I of course told him that I would take the home exercises because “this getting up at two in the afternoon is killing me” lol… and I am not even kidding… my sleep has been all over the place… to make matters worse, it is hard to sleep when your body is screaming at you (which mind likes to do after PT) and once I did fall asleep, getting back up is a pain… like pulling myself out of a coma… grr….

anywho… no more PT… more time to do Edits for book two… which I have decided to do at night, no matter how much I accomplish during the day, because it knocks me out…

okay, off to the land of edits… and probably a forced nap… happy wordage, tracey

Evil, evil, PT

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Okay… so no hip replacement here (not yet anyway… :P) I just loved this comic strip… pinterest is great to find all kinds of stuff… the one thing hip replacements and I have in common would have to be Physical Therapy…

With MS, my pain comes and goes, and jumps around… the one constant is the back pain… there is always some back pain for me… soooo, for the second time, I am off to PT… things seem to be going better this time around, but then, that may have something to do with the fact that the guy in charge of my PT sessions is related to my Neruo-PA (she is the one I see for all my MS-doctor visits, and has been there for the most of my disease, no matter what other doctors were in charge of my diagnose) Sarah Ervin rocks… but anywho… this guy can talk directly to my PA and know more about me than all the other doctors I have seen, because, although there is central online information, most doctors never talk face to face

I have always wanted to force my doctors to have a conference call, a sit down, or even a dang email chain… just communicate so that everyone knows what is going on, and I (the patient) am not forced to defend your medical and drug choices to all the other physicians in my rolodex… grr…

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But back to PT time… some is easy, some evil and painful, and man can you be sore the next day from the smallest movements… the first day of PT had me moaning and soaking in the tub for hours… but the second wasn’t nearly as bad… the PT session will last a few weeks, not sure how long (as long as insurance pays up) and depending on the stretches and movements my PT-dude puts me through, I will be facing some pain and soreness… but hopefully I will feel a little better by the time it is over….

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But some of the moves  can make you feel down right silly… lol… pretzels must be extremely limber… 😛 wish me luck… I am off to another session later today… I hope to get some more sleep in before then, but who knows… I am exhausted, but my sleep has a mind of its own… happy wordage, Tracey Clark