Friday, July 31, 2009

Please don't forget....

While you might be someone's patient, someone's project, or someone's problem, at the end of the day, you are still YOU, MS or not.

Changing the outlook, changing the race

The MS does interesting things to the "outlook", so to speak, like changing your appearance. I have recently put on alot of extra weight, mostly related to a new med that increases the appetite expotentially. Some of my family members, however, relate it specifically to my penchant for Pepsi, which started in childhood. So recently, because the weight is affecting my ability to move around, I have given up Pepsi and replaced it with grape juice. Wish me luck!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Instead. One way or another.

It's Sunday, and I would love to be getting ready for church.

Instead, I am here, working on the computer, trying to ignore the burning skin across my back.

So, instead of complaining about the obvious; the facts of fatigue, obvious trouble walking, and no way to dress for anything, let alone church, if you cannot put any cloth against your back and therefore cannot wear anything approximating church-going attire,I will concentrate on the less-obvious.

Instead, these are the gifts of this morning. I can still see well enough to write and type, something some MS patients can no longer do. Despite cognitive problems, I am here, organizing ideas and sharing my thoughts. I am here, at all.

Instead, I'll praise God from here, and it will be enough.


Friday, July 24, 2009

Back from an extended....

I started this blog before I really knew what I wanted or needed to say, and I gave up quickly and abruptly. But after much prayer, rethinking, and searching, I found my way back here, ready to answer anyone this time who takes the time to write, and explain over time who I am and why I'm here.