Saturday, December 22, 2007

The love.....

......that I have for Emily cannot be expressed enough. But I'll try. She has stood by me through thick and thin, good and bad, joy and pain. It takes a strong person to thrive during times of trial, but she does just that. We've been together over 2 years and my passion grows stronger for her each passing day. I love our inside jokes, the lameness we share, and our desire to always say"I love you !" With the holidays upon us I just couldn't shake the overwhelming love and passion I have for you. Emily, I'm looking forward tp sharing the next two weeks of gift sharing and ringing in the new year with you ! I love you with all the pieces of my heart.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Unconditional love

Yesterday this subject was brought to the forefront of my mind. It's not a subject I necessarily think a lot about. My sister started blogging yesterday. And her first post was about this very subject. She stated about her revelation of the unconditional love that her and I have for each other. I had never really thought about it before. I just love my sister and would do anything for her. I want the best for her life. Thinking about this love brought me to think about God. I know he has unconditional love or me but that's just it I always wonder how he could He love me so much. I realize though it's never a thought for Him, he just loves. He would do anything for me, flight for me, just wants the best for my life. So this kind of love has been shown to me in a whole new light. I'll just let this resonate with you as it still is with me.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Aqua Therapy

Yesterday before therapy I was anxious, nervous, and excited. Getting into the pool for therapy was a whole new experience for me. Having MS, hot settings exacerbate me. Usually my vision becomes really blurry and my body becomes extremely weak. When I first wheeled into the room with the pool the warmth got to me and I felt horrible. I knew I had to push through and truly give this a shot. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Lets do this! Aquick transfer out of my wheelchair onto the awaiting chair that will be used to hoist me into the warm watered pool. Slowly being lowered into the water felt weird on my skin, but quickly my body adjusts.  My therapist gets me set up for some standing along the side of the pool. It takes me a minute to get situated to stand and then we get a few stands in. It's easy to stand, but once up my legs want to uckle. We then moved on to some other leg exercises. With a pool noodle wrapped around my back some flutter, scissor, and bicycle kicks were the choice. The good thing with doing these in the pool is even when my legs became tired I was able to still do the movements, which is still activating the muscles. After our time is over in the pool and I get hoisted out of the water and back on to my wheelchair, I dried off and prepared for Occupational Therapy (OT). Before heading over my thrtapist and I discussed my feelings on the pool. I feel better physically afterwards then I did going in. Plus, I feel more cofidence now. Next week we'll do this again, woo hoo!