Monday, December 19, 2011

Stabbing Pins & Needles

These past few weeks I've been dealing with such incredible pain along with annoyance.  Anyone who has MS and has dealt with "pins & needles" anywhere in their body know how annoying it is trying to get anything done while your limbs are being constantly attacked by stabs of pins & needles.  My neurologist says it's just a discomfort having pins & needles but I feel it incapacitates my normal way of living, it's not just a discomfort for me.  Given the fact that he gave me a prescription for Gabapentin to help soften the constant attacks, I've read that this medication is for people with epilepsy.  I wonder if taking this pill will cause more damage for me than good.  It's a shame how we must use only government approved prescribed drugs while the illegal naturally earth grown herbs, which actually have no deadly side effects, are banned from being used.  I have to say that while taking Gabapentin alone, it hasn't helped nor stopped the pain from my pins & needles but a simple and natural herb did.  It's medically legal in a few states like California but I feel it should be legal in the whole United States for all those who suffer with pain from MS.  What do you think?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

My Mobility

Hello everyone, having multiple sclerosis is complicated in itself but being overweight really complicates things!  I was extremely overweight when first diagnosed back in April of 1998 but I was very actively mobile.  As the years passed, I began noticing my ms was slowly progressing and affecting my legs.  With the near future and uncertainty of it all, I knew one thing; I had to start using mobility aids plus lose weight to help my body adjust to the daily leg weakness and drop foot which seemed to be a cruel reminder of how my life has changed.  In the midst of losing weight by cutting all sweets off the menu, I had to become accustomed in using mobility aids in public, in front of friends and family.  Many of my friends couldn't believe I was using a rolling walker, they didn't really know how to react to this new me.  My family tried to act the same around me but I did notice more "babying" over me especially from my mother.  I knew she couldn't help it-she's my mom.  Over time my mobility aids became second hand to me; my cane, rolling walker and wheelchair became a daily part of my life using them indoors and out.  I advise any of you who are dealing with mobility problems to truly consider getting a mobility aid, I found this site very helpful in viewing and purchasing such aids:

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Your Mobility Aids

Having MS plus being overweight makes my mobility an everyday challenge, but with the help of mobility aids, the challenges don't seem so hard.  Check out what could work for you, in Lorena's Mobility Store:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Anxiety because of obesity?

Tonight I just saw a video from a young lady in her early 20's dealing with anxiety.  She was stating how she feels like she's going to die at a very early age.  This troubled me.  I can not believe people out in society are still making others feel worse about theirselves in this day and age.  Comments full of negativity can lead a person to get very ill mentally and physically.  Every ONE person deserves respect, whether you're thin, medium, large or extra large!  Life can be beautiful if we learned to accept one another and just be happy for being alive!  Breath before you speak to take a moment and think of what you're about to say to anyone.  The video hit home for me because I'm an extra large person with great strength against harsh words and hoping to rub off my strengths to those who need it.  Good luck to you "TheBigGirlDiary"!!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Brass and Ivory: Life with Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis: Service Dogs for MS Patients - MS Beyond Meds

I came across this great MS Blogger today and couldn't help but share her page about MS Service Dogs! Please read by clicking her link: Brass and Ivory: Life with Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis: Service Dogs for MS Patients - MS Beyond Meds: "Conversations on the blog often circle around issues directly and indirectly related to quality of life. We talk about what symptomatic tre..."

Friday, April 22, 2011

(Multiple Sclerosis Cure) Change Your Thinking? (Multiple Sclerosis Cure)

Sweet Day.

Today was a pleasant day with hardly any spasms! Yea! As for my weightloss, I treated myself to DQ small ice-cream.  Once a month is ok to treat yourself, I believe.  Many people trying to lose weight end up messing up because they don't allow one treat to themselves so they don't feel so deprived.  Also, when you're ill 24/7, you deserve to treat yourself.  Another thought accurred to me today.  I think people who are like myself, should consider a pet.  They are wonderful stress relievers especially when depression begins to creep in.  I understand the great responsibility in having a pet companion, so only consider it if you have family and/or friends to help you.  Having a dog definately will get you out of your house or apartment and work your limbs!  More to come later...for now, keep on keeping on!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My Introduction

Hello Everyone,

Being overweight all my life is hard to deal with but believe it or not, I overcame the jokes or cruel remarks from classmates, so called friends or passing strangers because I never backed down from any one plus I was very witty at comebacks.  I was no one's fool, I didn't let me being fat stop me from having respect for myself and from others.  I believe you get treated the way you show everyone how to treat you.  Anyone living with MS or Obesity or both, knows the everyday battles we deal with on a daily basis.  We get looks and rude stares when in public or especially if you are in a restaurant or you're passing through a crowded plaza.  We seem to have fallen off the social scene, geez, a very popular TV network would not play a "Lane Bryant" commercial claiming the lady was too revealing yet they play "Victoria Secrets" too sexy and revealing commercials all the time.  Uh, what's wrong with that picture?  But we must fight to keep moving foward in this cruel society where everyone has to be a certain way to be accepted.  Don't believe the HYPE.  You should be you and living proud for it!  More to come later.  Peace and Love.