Part 2 My daughter’s triumph being deaf with cochlear implants

Part 2 My daughter’s triumph being deaf with cochlear implants

My daughter’s first cochlear implant was done when she was 3 years old. When I made the decision to put in a cochlear implant, I was also making the decision to make her completely deaf. She would have absolutely no hearing in the implanted ear when the cochlear was off. This is a sweet video of a young boy whose implant was turned on for the first time https://youtu.be/9EVNfd1igoE. This was not AT ALL how it went for us. My daughter…

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My daughter’s triumph being deaf with cochlear implants.

My daughter’s triumph being deaf with cochlear implants.

I have so much going on in the next month I’m a little overwhelmed. I’m trying not to think about it. The most important thing is my daughter turns 18 in a week. ONE WEEK SHE’S 18!!! How did this happen? What a long road we had. My daughter was born a little over a year after I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The neurologist took me off birth control, and the pullout method didn’t work. The best accident I…

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Weekly weigh-in, vegan check-in, infomercial purchase

Weekly weigh-in, vegan check-in, infomercial purchase

I came home from physical therapy, completely spent. I put on the television and there was an infomercial on for the Veggie Bullet. Within 13 seconds I was online checking it out.  I use a Cuisinart food processor that I received as an engagement gift. Let’s just say that if I was still married, yesterday, May 25, would’ve been my 21st Anniversary.  So the Cuisinart was an engagement gift which was easily received a year before that. It mostly works fine…

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Forks over Knives Watermelon Basil Ice

Forks over Knives Watermelon Basil Ice

Good morning. Summer is coming and I thought it’s time to put out summer recipes. Having MS, by eating something cold, it helps keep my body from overheating. I also am a big fan of frozen grapes in the summer. Just put the grapes in the freezer and enjoy. The middle becomes like an ice or slushy. This recipe below is simple, quick and refreshing.  I got this recipe from Forks Over Knives. Watermelon Basil Ice Ingredients 6 cups fresh…

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The only thing you control in a chronic illness

The only thing you control in a chronic illness

I was diagnosed with MS in 1998. That was over 19 years ago. It’s 42.2% of my life. That’s a long time. There’s only one sure thing with a chronic disease, it holds true with any situation, the only part fully in your control is Your attitude Yes, you could eat right, take the medicine as directed, exercise, not smoke, and not do drugs, these are all wonderful things that may slow down a disease, but it won’t cure one….

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Why continue to exercise with multiple sclerosis

Why continue to exercise with multiple sclerosis

“Exercise is essential not just for overall well-being, but also to help manage symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). In fact, exercise might even slow progression of the disease, according to a 2012 review published in Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders.” This was according to everyday health. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society says basically the same thing and adds, “An exercise program needs to fit the capabilities and limitations of the individual. It may need to be adjusted as changes occur in…

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U2 Every Breaking Wave-Acoustic

U2 Every Breaking Wave-Acoustic

Today my arm was hurting so much I couldn’t work out. Couldn’t even do Zumba in a chair because my arm couldn’t do the moves. I am extremely frustrated and just deflated. 8 years I’ve woke up and workout. I’m now on 4 days I haven’t with Sunday being my normal day off. Doesn’t even make a difference. My MS was still awful without working out anyway. My arm, this stupid tendonitis or tendinitis (not sure on spelling) affects everything. I can’t…

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Rocking Motherhood in 10 different ways despite MS

Rocking Motherhood in 10 different ways despite MS

I follow all the blogs I come across with people that have a MS. I like to see how they deal with it what’s going on with them, what medicine they take, etc. I like to read how they deal with the obstacles of having MS and balancing life. One of my personal favorites is Jen from http://Www.trippingthroughtreacle.wordpress.com. Jen’s blog is uplifting and inspiring despite her illness.  Jen has had MS for over 20 years. For me especially at 19 years…

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Jamie raw and uncut the sequel

Jamie raw and uncut the sequel

It’s still me. Hope everyone is having a beautiful day. I must say the first  day of my intention to lose weight had a caramel popcorn hiccup but we got through it, or finished that bag, but moving on. I got food shopping done so I’m ready to cook which you must do if you’re vegan. I stated to the universe my intention and now I ask the universe to have my back, guiding me to my goal. I said…

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This is Jamie the raw and uncut version

This is Jamie the raw and uncut version

This is me, raw, no makeup, in my pjs, I may have brushed my hair. This is my blog. This is my journey. However, I always hope that I help someone. I hope somebody can relate to this. I hope I can connect. But in the end I write for me. Today this blog is about me. Today I’m setting forth my intentions in a contract to myself.  I wrote a blog not too long ago that me and my issues…

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