Wednesday, July 28, 2010

another day with ms

Firstly, I'm choosing not to capitalize ms because I don't want to give it any more status or weight than usual.
It's just another day and I decided a long time ago that no day was all good or all bad with or without ms...

After a Very Long Night of waking Up almost every hour for a pill, my ice bag, to shift my body or go use the bathroom...
When morning finally came all I wanted to do was Sleep! 

My headache was priority which means that how I respond to my meds will shape my day...
at the absolute best my headache subsides, I'm a little tired, maybe dizzyish and I feel like I have a skeleton that floats above me made of icy bones.

Well, I swallowed the pill, moved from my bed to the family room couch followed by my three little poodles, also exhausted from sharing another night's ups and downs.

I fell back to sleep in a pile of poodles and woke with a start a few hours later...
By now I knew that this was going to be another day with ms...

I was glad that my writing group was on hiatus this month.  I was sorry that I wouldn't be pruning my roses and tying my tomatoes as I had thought last night before sleep eluded me.  My fingers and arms were tingling
too much to draw or paint and if I tried to finish the book I was reading my now low grade headache might come back...I was even too tired to chat on the phone!

I flipped on the TV for a little background noise, sometimes I just like hearing the voices and closed my eyes...
I dozed on and off most of the afternoon...
Finally, at about five I got up and took a shower, brushed my teeth and sprayed myself with a little of my Shalimar...
My husband had already planned a seafood salad for dinner but I managed to throw together a fruit crumble from the berries, cherries, apricots and white peaches he bought at the farm stand...
Remember, no day is all good or all bad...

Tomorrow I plan to wake up and go to my Pilate's class.  It's a different day and I have muscle memory to think about...

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