My roommate is currently doing some research on a couple of issues related to MS and I am seeking my reader's help to complete her study. Please post a response to the following questions ASAP if you can and/or are willing.
1) What age were you diagnosed at?
2) What state were you living in at the time your were diagnosed?
Thanks so much,
Monday, October 4, 2010
Well the kitten is a hit.
She is now about ten weeks old.
My nephew named her Anabeth before I met her so that's her name at the vet. My sister calls her "Baby Racoon." I have named her Teacup "TC" because she was teacup-size when I got her. In the picture she is in front of my roommate's bunny cage with my other cat Apollo. The bunny in the picture is named "Friendly."
Sunday, October 3, 2010
I thought I would swing by my own blog to see what was happening. Apparently some people are still reading this thing (LOL).
Life's good but I have been very busy for quite some time. I would like to say that I have been off writing the next Great American Novel or travelling around the world but I have just been working all the time.
Luckily, I am enjoying the school year. I am teaching fun classes and creating new curriculum. I have a new boss and generally better (or at least nicer) students this year.
A few weeks ago I got a reminder to slow down because I had my first exacerbation in over a year. I had to do a large dose of Prednisone (500 mg a day for 4 days). When I was done my vision cleared up but the steroid withdrawal also made me sick. Between the exacerbation and the steroids I had about two weeks of skull pain, vertigo and nausea but I was able to keep up with my life by just resting more. Now I feel good again!
This was a good learning experience. It reminded me not to push too hard and to draw some boundaries with work. I am coming home sooner after work to rest. I am still doing some work at home but I'm not spending as much time under florescent light and that really helps. I have noticed that the lights make me feel much worse. I have also been creating systems so I can work more quickly and efficiently. Best of all, I am just slowing myself down by pausing to breath and meditate.
I have fallen madly in love (with my kitten). She gives me a reason to come home and a reason to lay around in bed so we can play. She makes me smile.