Archive for Living with M.S.

Wii Fit

There is a big chance that the Wii Fit is not as good as people say it is. But all I can say on this matter is the fact that I have been using the Wii Fit for almost 6 months on a daily basis. I love my daily exercise. Of course, i have read the horror stories about the Wii Knee. But who cares? And who believes in this anyway.

Personally, I see the Wii Fit as a tool to keep me

1.)busy

2.) healthy

3.) in a good mood

This is all I am asking for. And this is all I am getting. So why don’t you try it yourself?

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Health Care

No. I am no allowed to vote in the upcoming elections but this doesn’t mean that I don’t watch what is going on out there. Personally, I like what the two democrat candidates have to say about health care for everybody. Surely, they both have different views on how to do it – but the bottom line is that things might get better with any of those two proposals. Anything is better than the status quo.

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Multiple Sclerosis Log

Personally, I don’t write a Multiple Sclerosis log myself as I don’t always want to be reminded if my MS. But I can see that it helps people who have more symptoms. And for these patients it is essential to know what is going on, why it is going on, what has been tried to resolve the problem and was it successful or not. These are the kinds of information your neurologist needs from you if you see him or her at the next appointment. And I know that once I will have more problems myself — I will start the journal. No question about that.

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Motor Vehicle Accident and Multiple Sclerosis

Two days ago I have been in a car accident and I am scared. I have a cervical sprain and my nervousness results from the fact, that all of my lesions are in the lower part of the brain and in my upper spine. Just were my head was moving around in the accident.

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Where are my Car Keys?

Sometimes it can be amusing when I lose things over and over again. It is not funny when I am losing the family wallet with tons of credit cards, drivers license and somehow my whole life every few months. It is a pain to get all those documents back (especially when you are here on a student visa and have no real legal way of doing anything without going to different places (school, social security administration and God know where else). I guess I am just real absent minded. In the beginning I was blaming all of that on my Multiple Sclerosis.

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Hopefully, Soon to Be a Nurse

It has been a while since I wrote on this blog. But life had some major changes waiting for me. Finally, after all those years of heavy studying I finished my nursing degree on December 12th, 2007. As I was going right into my NCLEX studying I didn’t have any time to relax or do anything that I could enjoy – instead I answered practice question after practice question. 

Yesterday was finally the day I was wishing for – but also dreaded as much as eating liver for breakfast. The day of the NCLEX was there. Finally, I took my NCELX exam . But unfortunately, I am still waiting for the result. I wish I will see “PASS” on the Pearsonvue website in the very near future. As I am not sure how much longer I can wait for this.

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Avonex CDs

When I first looked up information on Avonex I knew that the side effects would be awful. I couldn’t find anywhere that people would take the shot go to bed and wake up the next morning as if nothing had happened. This is just not the way Avonex works.

You will feel like having the flu. And the first weeks and months you might feel bad for even the next day. Later on you will only feel bad during the night. This is the reason why I am taking a sleeping pill every Friday. If I can sleep through the side effects I am so much better of on Saturdays.
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