Monthly Archives: August 2011

Weathering the storm

Hurricane Irene has moved on now and we fared pretty well.  We lost electricity at 2 pm on Saturday and we still don’t have it back here at 5:30 on Sunday.  Our yard is a mess and we’ve lost everything … Continue reading

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I have the blues today

I don’t know why.  But I’m feeling blue. Maybe the atmospheric pressure is playing a role since we are waiting for  the hurricane to roll in tomorrow night.  I think it’s primarily due to lack of sleep and trying to … Continue reading

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Comfort in the face of the earthquake

I’ve never experienced an earthquake before.  It was a really eerie feeling to have the air and ground moving around me. I was working at my desk and Lynn was working in the back room at his computer when it … Continue reading

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Necessity is the Mother of Invention

I’ve discovered that buying things to make life easier for a caregiver gets expensive; however, with just a bit of creativity, you can have things to help out that work almost as well for a lot less (other than the … Continue reading

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Love/Hate Relationship with the Night

I’ve always loved to sleep.  I don’t nap during the day, but if I had my preference I would go to bed between 10 and 11 p.m. and not get up again till 9:00 a.m.  A good night’s sleep for me … Continue reading

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“I Just Can’t Deal With Another Thing….”

Ever felt like you just couldn’t take one more demand on your energy?  I was like that last Monday night.  We got home from vacation Saturday and I stayed up till 3 a.m. putting things away.  Sunday was much of … Continue reading

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Triumphs and Disappointments

We are on our last day of vacation and as usual, I think everyone is looking forward to going home–although we have had a great time. There just is no place like home, is there?  For instance…I helped Lynn take … Continue reading

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Vacationing with MS

We are on vacation.   It’s so nice to be away from  home, with the sound of the beach in the background and our children around us but unlike the days before MS, vacationing with MS is not a relaxing experience. … Continue reading

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We have MS

You will notice as I write these blogs that I always talk about “we”–  “we were in the hospital,” “we are learning to live with xxx.”  I don’t mean to minimize that Lynn is the one with MS and he is … Continue reading

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Like father like son

Lynn’s son might have MS.  He is still going through testing and if he has it, it’s very early in the disease process.  Lynn’s father had MS, then Lynn, and now his son.  When Lynn was first diagnosed we were … Continue reading

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