Update! Update! Update!

It’s been awhile since I’ve left any kind of update or anything. I’ve been extremely busy and now that it’s the holidays…it hasn’t gotten any better. I figured I’d update everyone because I have the house to myself, afternoon to myself (and a glass of wine) and what the heck, it’s been awhile!

For starters, I hope everyone is feeling happy, healthy as can be and well, happy!  I look forward to catching up on your blogs!

Secondly, while I was away, I bought my first house. Something I’m extremely proud of and it was the right push into my 30s, I do believe. My sister and I are sharing the house together and her dog and my cat pretty much run the place! We’re out numbered!

Thirdly, I have been working crazy hours. Studying for my Masters and life has caught up to me. The MS isn’t coping with all of the working, but I’m trying to figure out a more relaxed schedule. Hopefully, something changes!

 

Happy Holidays!

October 9, 2016

This blog post comes directly from my journal.

*12:18 AM*

I’m back to where I’m suffering from insomnia. Maybe it’s because I took a nap earlier today, I have no clue. I don’t know what is going to happen because I’ve taken myself off of all of my medications; even my treatment for MS.

*12 PM*

I don’t know if I’ll end up in a wheelchair, maybe I won’t. I know people talk about depression with this illness but at the end of the day- what isn’t there to be depressed about? If I didn’t have a job to look forward to, I’d probably suffer from major depression. I’ve tried to act normal and act like I’m not constantly in pain. The thing is: I’m not normal, and I’m always in pain.  I wish I could still shoot photos… I just can’t.

*4 PM*

I can’t go to the gym every day like I used to. I guess that could be a good reason to be depressed. I eventually could be depressed, if I don’t get some kind of normalcy back. If that’s even possible.

Fatigue & MS

“I slept a good 8 hours and I’m still tired”.

This is me every other day. No matter what I do; it seems like I am always tired. Like today, for example, I am exhausted. Fatigue and Multiple Sclerosis are besties, it seems.

“MS Fatigue is basically the result of running out of energy due to MS symptoms keeping you up at night or because any given task uses more energy than it should. Taking out the trash may feel like running a marathon!  MS-related fatigue can be caused by symptoms burning energy, tasks requiring more energy than they should, or for no apparent reason at all! The National MS Society says that about 80% of people with MS experience some form of fatigue making it one of the most common MS symptoms.”(MultipleSclerosis.net. 2015)

Reducing Fatigue:

  1.  Fight the urge to lay down and nap during the day.
  2. Reduce exposure to the heat
  3. Reduce Stress
  4. See an Occupational Therapist or a Physical Therapist

Resource:

The Relationship Between Fatigue and Insomnia – MultipleSclerosis.net. (2015). Retrieved March 29, 2016, from https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/the-relationship-between-fatigue-and-insomnia/