Zoey, Zoey, Zoey, got to love the puppy Zoey

Zoey, Zoey, Zoey, got to love the puppy Zoey

“Zoey No, Zoey leave it”, two phrases I repeat at least fifty times by noon. Zoey’s 13 month birthday was yesterday, isn’t it supposed to be better now? I guess it is, she stopped eating the coffee table and my dining room chairs. She also stopped eating the tote that holds her toys. However, she is still a very large fan of coffee and if I forget and leave my coffee on the couch unguarded, she knocks it over to…

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Grateful for being a single mom

Grateful for being a single mom

A few weeks ago my daughter and I got matching tattoos. This was a promise I made to her years ago before she was legal to get a tattoo. Our last name is Star so we got the stars on our wrist. Black for me, blue for her, intertwined in the ribbon. The tattoo needs something else but we’ll figure that out and add it at a later date. When I told my sister she said, “yuck but you two are…

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Urinary tract infections and MS

Urinary tract infections and MS

I worked in a nursing home for 13 years. I was in finance but I was in charge of the census daily. The census was how many people were currently in the home. It showed any new people that came in and anyone that left. It also showed diagnosis of these individuals. Urinary tract infection, UTI, would send more elderly people to the hospital than you could imagine. UTI in the elderly can actually look like early Alzheimer’s disease. They…

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So Convincing-Charetta

So Convincing-Charetta

This is actually a local New York band that Ive been able to see a few times in local bars. Their first album Defying the Inevitable, is my favorite album not just of their, of albums I own. I love the lead singer’s vocals and I love the style of their music. There is something dark about it. The bands name is Charetta you can check them out at http://Www.charetta.com  Re-enter this room Re-enter my world Just drop your bags and…

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My neurologist check up 9/2017

My neurologist check up 9/2017

Technically I’ve had Multiple Sclerosis for 20 years at this point. I had my first case of optic neuritis in the summer of 1997 but I wasn’t officially diagnosed until February 1998. Doesn’t really matter at this stage of the game but it is why, like I said in my post yesterday, I don’t prepare for my neurologist appointments. Yesterday I saw my neurologist that diagnosed me in 1998. I remember back in the beginning at my check ups I’d…

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Preparing for your neurologist appointment

Preparing for your neurologist appointment

There are steps recommended to prepare for your doctor appointment. Write down any new symptoms you’ve been experiencing if this is your ongoing doctor or all symptoms if this is a new doctor. Bring any test results you’ve received from any other doctors even if you don’t think they aren’t relevant. Have a list of all the medicine you are currently taking which should include anything non-prescription as well. Make a list of you questions or concerns before hand. If…

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Things I’m sentimental about and won’t part with

Things I’m sentimental about and won’t part with

I’m sentimental on many things. I have a pot that my aunt gave me  for my bridal shower that was my grandmothers. I think I’ve use this pot maybe once in 25 years. I’ll never throw it out, just for the fact that I know it was my grandmas and I know what she cook in it, I’ll never throw it out. She’s also given me some items that were in her home, vases and statues but my favorite is…

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Equifax data security breach

Equifax data security breach

Did you hear about this? You actually may not have. I’m amazed at how quiet this thing was. I happened to hear it on the news station while at physical therapy yesterday. Equifax is a consumer credit reporting agency. Equifax collects information on over 800 million individuals worldwide.  It is the oldest of the three largest American credit agencies along with Experian and TransUnion. This is where credit scores come from. The Equifax data breach may have exposed private information…

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Is one of the medicines working?

Is one of the medicines working?

Yesterday I wanted to write a post about which medicines are working. I woke up yesterday feeling great, great as far as a good MS day. I worked out Saturday, Sunday and Monday having no pain in my arm or shoulder.  What was more amazing was my stamina. I was able to get through each workout. Even though I napped all three days, I’ve been napping most afternoons when I haven’t worked out Anyway. What I noticed is my legs…

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Remembering September 11

Remembering September 11

It’s hard to write a blog on September 11 that doesn’t re-tell the events of that terrible day. It was a day that people will always remember where they were when they heard the news. For me, I just arrived to work. I was working for an accountant in his home office at the time. Every morning I’d listen to Howard Stern on the radio. This was before Sirius and XM radio. Howard Stern continued on talking on the radio…

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