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A bunch of randomness

The brain is not functioning on all cylinders right now. However, I wanted to share out some quick randomness that is floating around up there. Hope you enjoy. 

Random thoughts
– I wish that my Fitbit was tapped into my MS. That way it would understand that just running errands today hit my limit. Like a “spoonbit”, someone needs to invent this! And when you hit your limit it shocks you so that you know to go take a nap!

– The left side of my body has decided to revolt. Bastard! It feels like I have a full arm weighted sleeve on and the same on my left leg from knee down. 

– Today started out as an absolute nightmare. I woke up at 3:30am with an insane migraine. I stumbled to the kitchen and took an imitrex, then went back to bed. At 7am I decided it was time to give up on that working. I woke my boys up in the usual fashion. I’m such a lucky mom. I give them big hugs, even my ginormous 14 year old and a kiss on the cheek. To which they wrap their arms around me and tell me they love me. Again, so lucky! I tell them if they can be ready in 20 minutes I’ll take them to D&Ds for breakfast. Then I threw jeans on and stumbled to the living room couch after taking 2 excedrin. The boys were ready in 10 minutes. Shocker. The promise of donuts will do that. So I grab a large plastic cup, just in case I don’t make it, and we head out. D&Ds is thankfully really close to my house and set up more like a cafe. So we get our breakfast and settle into some comfy leather chairs. Conversation is always entertaining with my boys. We are doing a relay for life tonight and I was trying to convince them to wear tutus. They refused. 😦 even after I told them I found some in camouflage green. Sad times. They also said I wasn’t allowed to get one for their father. They ruin all of my fun. 😉 Then when I was dropping my little one off at his school the principal was in the car line with a sign that said “Folwell’s future is Bright! Flash your lights for a Bright future!” To which of course we all did. So all of these things turned my crappy morning around really fast. I am so grateful for that. It is always the little things. 🙂


Posted by on October 14, 2016 in Life with MS


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Well it happened. I guess that it was my one for February. At least I am hoping that it was my ONE for February. Yes, I had another Migraine. What’s funny about it is that Rich stayed home sick from work yesterday and I ended up being the sick one. Poor guy can’t catch a break.

I took my first dose of Imitrex. I was supposed to take it at the onset of the migraine, but that didn’t happen. Yesterday was a very cloudy day, you know the kind of day when the sky feels so close you could reach up and grab it? So I assumed that the headache was a pressure situation. I took an Ibuprofen expecting it to go away. I went out and did my morning ritual of dropping the kids off and what not plus taking Rich to the docs. By the time we got home I could feel my pulse throbbing in my head and I was nauseous as hell. So I grabbed my prescription for Imitrex and headed out to CVS. Picked up Noah, got my drugs and went home. I popped the pill at 11:30. I had to note the time because the doc said that if the migraine wasn’t completely gone in 2 hours that I should take another one. Well I tried to sleep for those two hours. Didn’t work. My head was still pounding at 1:30. SO I took another one. It took until 2:30 for me to even be able to get out of bed. Does this mean that the Imitrex didn’t work? I don’t know. It certainly did not work as well as I would like it to. Around 5 my head felt perfectly fine. I was totally drained, probably because of the drugs, but not in pain. So with the knowledge that these headaches don’t usually go away until the next evening, I guess it worked. I would have just appreciated not having to go through the hours of pain after taking the drug. Maybe I’m asking too much?!? Or maybe it was because I didn’t take it at the onset? I guess we’ll find out next month. 😦

Tonight is political fire storm number 2 for the week. Oh Joy! Rich lost a couple of voters on Monday night with his opinions, maybe he’ll win them back tonight? You can’t please everyone all the time right?

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Posted by on February 16, 2012 in Life with MS


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