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Saturday, March 17, 2012

it's that time again

last year I got involved in Dewey's 24 Readathom and its love of all things literary. It was important to me to do this in light of the cognitive issues that I (as well as countless others) have with Multiple Sclerosis. The 24 hour event is scheduled for April 21st  (times may vary, check the link) the event highlights the love of reading. You don't have to be a speed reader to partake but note it helps to have a blog or facebook page in order to post brief summaries or just publicize you participation. Some participants do their reading with a specific charity in mind, I've never done this because I feel odd handling monies that aren't mine. Instead of getting involved from a monetary standpoint I try to publicize the National Multiple Sclerosis Association and bring light to other MSers out there.

You don't have to be disabled to partake, I invite you to check out the link and see if you're game

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

It'll officially be a year tomorrow

I started this blog 3/14/2011 and I was officially diagnosed 2 years and 2 months ago so I thought I'd share a bit on  "What have I learned?" (just like sitcoms from the 80s or South Park)

When it comes to Multiple Sclerosis we are individually unique like snowflakes (I HATE that  analogy but it's quite fitting here) What effects* me may not necessarily effect* someone else and vice versa. I've learned to be thankful for where I am at the moment, if I can do my 30 steps and not fall ... well then it's a good day, I do my best with what I have and hope that it doesn't progress.

I've learned to appreciate my blog friends and even my Facebook friends (as much as I might complain sometimes) I look forward to being updated on their treatment and enjoy learning of their successes, what may not work for me might be a life-saver for someone else (a call back to us all being unique)

I've learned that I can still push myself when it comes to working out, although I've had a hiccup or two when I overdo it I've witnessed that I can still do a decent amount of walking (albeit a screwy wobble walk left-leg wise) Thanks to my kindle fire I've read quite a bit more recently, I only mention that because I have a daily fight with the attention part of my brain so ANY reading is a good thing. I've gotten accustomed to the occasional left leg tremor, the only drawback aside from the inconvenience is that my leg gets a little tight.