Monday, October 29, 2018

My Cognitive Woes

My sister Jill's photography
Feeling Foggy


I cannot believe how forgetful I am getting!  When I worry about my brain lapses to others, they say they have the same problems.

Is it an age thing?? Or Multiple Sclerosis (MS) related??

I have recovered really great from my baclofen pump surgery so that’s not the culprit

I will keep playing my Word games, taking krill oil and just keep living my wonderful life that I truly have!  And be thankful for that.....

Friday, October 12, 2018

My New Baclofen Pump




I had my baclofen pump, as seen in net image above, replaced this week.  The battery expires every seven years. It helps my leg spasms tremendously so I needed it done..

This surgery was more simple than the original one since there was no need to replace the tubing that connects to my spine.  My neurosurgeon did a 2 inch incision to replace the pump only....

Please say a prayer for my continued healing from an incision .....here’s to another seven years with an updated pump!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Ice Helps Calm Spasms



I have been dealing with leg spasms forever it seems..  The baclofen pump I have helps me tremendously .....until I get hot.

Spascitisty is very painful but when I cool off they go away??.   I dress as cool as I can.  I turn the  air down til I freeze hubs to death!

I was surprised but happy that an ice necklace helps my leg cramps.  I feel I can breathe again when I cool down!

I cannot believe it’s September and I am sharing tips to survive the heat! 

Friday, August 31, 2018

My Painting Despite MS Damage


I painted the above picture during my acrylic class at our local Senior Citizen Center.

I am right proud of it!  I didn't think I could paint anymore since high school.  I have aged and with MS damage (feels like I have a glove on) in my right hand.


My instructor said I should take it to our local courthouse since they were showing art by local artists in August.

my aunt Sue and friend Marilyn looking at my painting.
It was displayed very nicely in the courthouse

I encourage others to try something you didn't think you could do anymore.....

Monday, August 20, 2018

My Daughter Has Improved


Leah had the procedure done to repair her spontaneous spinal fluid leak,  almost a week ago.

The doctor was optimistic that her blood that they placed in her spine will do the repair as a blood patch.

She has shown me how much we need “normal “ .

Thank you for your prayers.....it can require more procedures so please keep her in your prayers!



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