Monday, January 25, 2010

Game on

Thursdays appointment with my neurologist went well. It was the usual check-up. How's everything going? Anything new to report? Check my strength and my vision. Those two areas seemed to be about the same as last summer. Being as I've been on an MS med for 5 months now she wants to see me a little more frequently. Just keep an eye on things. The possibility of getting an MRI this summer seems high. I asked a year plus ago to be put on an anti-depressant. It definitely goes hand in hand when getting on aMS  medication. I've had many dark thoughts over the years. I was telling Dr. D a recent realization I had. Being on the anti-depressant has been a great thing. I really haven't had those dark thoughts often at all. She said she wanted to record that and let other patients hear that sentiment. I'm not a fan of taking medications, but when it helps my quality life then game on.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

5 Months

Tomorrow I have an appointment with my neurologist. I just see her twice a year as follow-ups now. Actually its been that way for a couple of years. In preparation I've been analyzing where I am physically compared to where I was last time I saw her. Part of me thinks I'm about the same, perhaps a little worse. Maybr I think a little worse because I'm so hard on myself. I did look back and realized I've been on an MS medication for 5 months now. I do feel since starting the medication I've allowed myself a chance to get better. The medications' goal is to slow the progression of the disease. Perhaps I can even get a little better over time. I'll see what my doc sees tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Sight vs. Vision

I try and watch my cheerleader pastor every week. That's how I refer to Joel Osteen. After listening to one of his sermons you feel empowered. You can overcome any obstacle, be a better person, grow closer in a relationship with the Lord. A quote he used last night was this: Sight is what you can see, Vision is what you can be. That hit's where I am and more clearly got the point across. Looking at your surroundings and circumstances will only let you get so far. Vision is what helps you to go farther in life. When your sight sucks like mine vision is all I really rely on. That's the bright side of a tough situation. Making lemonade is the way to go. Wherever you are and whatever your circumstance always remember your vision in life and don't dwell on what you're seeing