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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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New Funness

Last night I made a discovery.

It was Wednesday. The craziest day of the week for me. And the kids actually. I now get “I didn’t have any time to play today” from Tyler every Wednesday. It’s only partially my fault that their schedules are crazy that day. And no it’s not sports. Everyone always assumes that if a mom is running around with their kids it must be sports. It’s not. It’s Holiday Play practice and CCD (religious ed.) for 2 kids at 2 separate times. I also squeeze in homework and dinner. It’s fun.

But … Not the point. The point is that I finally got to sit down (not in my car). This is when I noticed that something was different.

I had changed into my PJs, grabbed my coffee, and sat down to watch S.H.I.E.L.D. I felt something on the back of my left leg. Somewhere between ankle and calf level. In hind site I can’t remember what I felt. Was it an itch? I don’t know. But when I pulled my legs up on the couch and ran my hand down my left calf that’s when I noticed it. A hole. Or indentation if you will. It was like I had been resting my leg on a bar and the bar left the indentation. Except there was no bar. I hadn’t been resting my leg on anything. Hell, I hadn’t been resting any part of me at all.

I tried to ignore it and watch the show. Which was pretty good. I didn’t realize that Rich, sitting next to me on the couch, was searching on the internet for the possible cause of the hole. He came up with ” I must have injured my Achilles Tendon.”. I was unsure of this answer. I had absolutely no pain. I don’t remember doing anything that could have possibly injured it. And I had no loss of strength or movement. So then I did a little searching. A lot of people have this happen to their thigh muscle. And that seemed to have reasonable explanations. But when it came to anything below the knee there was much less information. A lot of sights started talking about Edemas, which this is not. Or blood clots, which this is not. Otherwise they said that it could be in issue with your diabetes. They then said, begrudgingly it seemed, if you are not diabetic, which I am not, and it is not one of the above mentioned situations, then…. you may have MS.


I had no idea. Maybe I should check with a doctor. SMH!!!!

So I gave up and went to bed. I still wasn’t convinced that this was MS related. My brain is protected after all. Isn’t it?

Well now it’s morning. The area around said indentation is numb. Like a hand sized circle at the bottom of my left leg. Numb like my face was 3 years ago when I was on Copaxone (which wasn’t working). I noticed this in the shower. When water ran down my leg it felt like there was something covering that piece if my leg. Like if you felt water on your hand while wearing a glove. And now I’m thinking about it too much, so there is a constant fuzzy circle there now.

There is no impairment to my walking or anything. This is the same leg that has my other issues. The thumper situation, where my foot will bounce for no apparent reason, and the flipper crap, where I have a hard time flexing my foot when I’m tired. That last one does make walking more entertaining. So I guess a hole and now numbness is just par for the course.

I think that at this point it would be pretty hard to blame it on a non MS situation. But I welcome all thoughts. 🙂 because I am pretty sure that it would take another MRI for the hubby to believe that it is MS related. This feels like an Akum’s Razor type of situation.

Please share any knowledge that you might have about this.


Posted by on October 10, 2013 in Life with MS


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