Welcome to the Week in Review and a what an active week it has been here at MS Central. So what's been going on around here? Let's find out.
From the Community:
*Shelly says, "Life is a highway, and here I sit on top of a median, contemplating my "maybes." Lots to cry about, but yet lots to be thankful for. I am doing my best to just sit here with the cars whizzing past at 70 mph and count my blessings. I am safer up here, because I don't move at those speeds anymore...I try sometimes and end up on my back." Shelly, I would certainly stop and talk with you on that median. Many of us would.
*Hollyk takes Limbo Land One Day at a Time. "I have to say that of all of the things that scare me the most-losing my vision is up there in the top 5. My vision has been steadily decentigrating and fluctuating so much that they can't give me a good prescription to help. Things go blurry to extremely blurry to normal and back to blurry again." As someone who has dealt with impaired eyesight since the age of 4, I only wish for the day I might see clearly again.
*theresag79 discusses Cognitive Dysfunction. "Merely Me's post on flutters was exactly how I have been feeling over the past week. I was having an awful time comprehending and processing information. I couldn't think straight. My reaction time was slow. I felt stupid. I felt bad. My mind was in decline. I felt scared. I couldn't imagine being this way all the time....or worse....what if it get's worse? That is the scariest thought. I'm so angry about it because there's nothing I can do to correct it."
*metal mike gives a Prednisone Update. He discusses taking oral prednisone rather than driving across town to get IV Solumedrol for a relapse. Always call your doctor first.
*momdukes/Sherry gives a message To My MS Family. "As you all know my mom has Alze. or so we thought, the doc told my sister and I it was Deminetia.... She went to the hospital on Thursday and is still there. My father has finally come to terms with it, you know the one closest is always in denial. She is getting help, but for me it is so hard seeing a woman who all her life who was so smart and strong taken down to so child like." Our thoughts are with you Sherry.
*cwoolly shares, "I have found out that working the evening shift when the sun goes down creates a cooler atmosphere at home and brings me out of those weak episodes. I didn't realize how my body was working until it didn't really allow me to wake up until 3 today, but I couldn't function to about 6 around the house. I still got overheated with air conditioning issues and the type of housework I chose and came to realize it was a bad day. Nonetheless, after that episode, I enjoyed the cool that the night brang and my eyes really opened and I came to life." Very good advise for others to consider, thank you.