Is it an MS symptom or not?

Is it an MS symptom or not?

If you’ve suffered through this disease for any amount of time, something strange will happen in your body and you’ll ask yourself this question. It’s normal. Eventually the answer stops making you crazy and you just deal with it. However, I believe that the longer you have the disease the more you know what is or isn’t the disease. Even better you know what symptom is making other problems of yours worse. Like today, I realized my shoulder tendonitis has…

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Forks over Knives vegan lentil bolognese

Forks over Knives vegan lentil bolognese

It’s Sunday and I like to share recipes on Sunday. This one has to be a special one, a first. In the 10 months I’ve been vegan, my daughter tried this, liked this and is taking some of the sauce with her to school. This can only mean it has to be good, and it really was. Budget-Friendly Lentil Bolognese Ingredients 1 28oz. can salt-free diced tomatoes sea salt freshly ground black pepper to taste garlic powder to taste onion…

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Peri-menopause, menopause and multiple sclerosis

Peri-menopause, menopause and multiple sclerosis

The topic of peri-menopause has been coming up with my friends because we are at or around that age. I was curious of the symptoms of peri-menopause which webmd has listed as: Hot flashes Breast tenderness Worse premenstrual syndrome Lower sex drive Fatigue Irregular periods Vaginal dryness; discomfort during sex Urine leakage when coughing or sneezing Urinary urgency (an urgent need to urinate more frequently) Mood swings Trouble sleeping Great, considering about 3/4 of that list are also MS issue…

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This weeks MS symptoms

This weeks MS symptoms

These aren’t new symptoms they come and go. I just wish I knew why. I guess I wish I knew why with a lot of MS related things. Spasticity has been bad this week. I woke up Monday morning, or I should say didn’t sleep well Sunday night from pain. I always describe the spasticity in my back as if someone was twisting my tendons and muscles like you would spaghetti onto a fork, that’s how it feels. I ended up…

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A happy peaceful New Year

A happy peaceful New Year

I was up really early this morning. I meditate before I get out of bed, but it was still super early. It was so early that after being fed, both dogs are back to sleep. One next to me, one on me. I have things on my mind that I can’t put in my blog yet but hopefully will be able to within the week. Good things, slightly stressful, but definitely good. It is the Jewish New Year today. Happy,…

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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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