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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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Where has the time gone? It’s crazy how fast and yet how slow it can go by. I am learning that if I am very busy because I feel great, or just tired cause I feel like crap, that’s when I don’t write. So I decided to take this little break that I have on a Saturday afternoon to write a little update.

My life has been totally involved in politics recently. Not that I am going to bore anyone with that dribble, just that it is consuming my brain right now! Or at least where the holes aren’t taking over.

I had my 3 months into Tysabri doc’s appointment this week. I’m not really sure what the point of it was. Besides the script for a blood test. You know, gotta make sure that the heart and liver are still functioning properly. 🙂 They did the usual. Timed me putting pegs in a board and taking them out. I passed. Made me walk in a straight line. I managed to not bump into any walls. Go me! Then the nurse took my vitals, still good. Then the doc with the usual hammer to knee and can you resist when I push on arms and legs and various other tests like that. I passed them all. I mentioned the fact that I’ve still been dealing with what feels like knee weakness. My bizarre feeling that when all the sudden I think that my left knee is going to give out on me and collapse backwards, I just picture my knee cap popping off, or cracking in half. 😦 Also the other day my left leg just started bouncing. Like nervous people do where they are bouncing there heal on the floor. That same day when I was in Yoga my left thigh muscle started practically vibrating while in warrior pose. That was humorous until I almost fell over. According to the doc that means there are probably holes in my spine too. Yeah! (sarcasm) So I am going to make an appointment with my trainer at the gym and share my problems. The physical therapist at the doc’s office said that if I work on the muscle(s) in my left thigh that that should help. But it’s not happening often enough to put me on medication and since I have a trainer at the gym I refused physical therapy. Trying to not spend any more money than I have to.

Ooohhh! Also, I may have a mental band-aid for my migraines. Since I only get them about once a month I wasn’t bad enough for them to put me on a preventative medicine. But I did get a script for Imitrex to take when I feel a headache coming on. I haven’t had to take one yet, thank goodness, but I am really hoping that it will work. I will let you know how that works out.

I was disappointed that I didn’t get sent for my next MRI. I am really anxious to find out if the Tysabri is working. Apparently that will be in another 3 months. I wonder if now they will also send me for an MRI of the brain and spine. Which would concern me for two reasons. One, I have never been that far in the tube and I’m not sure if that will bother me or not. And two, an MRI of the brain is already costing me about $400! How much would one of the brain and spine cost?!?!

Well here’s to hoping that my head cold finally goes away, and that the political crap slows down or just gets resolved happily. What are the odds? 🙂

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Posted by on February 11, 2012 in Life with MS


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