Monday, April 26, 2010

Vitamin D

I met w/my neurologist's nurse practitioner this morning. Just a routine, how you doin', kind of appointment. I explained to her that I was still experiencing heavy legs, leg spasms, balance issues, the need to sleep for days, blurred vision and HELLACHES. Got new prescriptions but no new info, just keep doing what I'm doing.

I picked up a copy of Neurology Now in the waiting room and there was an article about MSers and Bone Loss. It talked about how we are usually deficient in Vitamin D. I had heard this before and started taking Vitamin D supplements last year.

I find it ironic that when I was younger I would seek out the sun. While my friends were trying to find shade, I was posting up in the sunniest spot I could find. Telling them that I was like a plant, I had to have sunlight!

Now the only times I don't have the achy, flu like symptoms after my Rebif injections is when I'm somewhere tropical and have been lounging in the sun.

You know they say, be careful what you speak into the universe.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Power of Good Music

Sometimes I get so wrapped up in the drama of life that I forget what always soothes me......MUSIC! Tonight was one of those nights. Nothing in particular (or should I say unusual happened). Just feeling like I've had enough of the same. I pulled out my iPod and added some new tracks to my "Get Through" playlist. As usual it did the trick. In a much better place now. :-)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Coincidence? I think not!

Last week I learned a sister-friend has MS. Docs said she's had it for about seven years (previously misdiagnosed). My MS symptoms began seven years ago. She is the fourth person from our childhood neighborhood to be diagnosed. All of us experiencing our first symptoms around the same time. Is it coincidental or environmental?