So much has happened since March. I feel so bad neglecting my blog. Truthfully, things have been difficult so the blog was the least on my mind. First of all I had a major M.S. attack on my brain stem. I believe it was due to a stressful situation I had just had and then about 2 weeks later I woke up with the left side of my face completely numb. It was a Sunday morning, so my family was busy at church. I had to call my daughter Kelly to tell her what was happening in case it was a stroke. Well, to make a long story short, it was an attack on my brain stem and after everything was figured out (about 5 days) I ended up in the outpatient infusion center where I had a 5 day Solu-Medrol treatment with a taper of predinsone. I felt ok even good for one day. But the neuropathy in my legs quickly came back. I found out later that this kind of attack doesn't really heal well. My neurologist was encouraged that I wasn't blind or unable to walk. That is always fun! This was and still is a terrible attack. I woke up and started washing my face. Suddenly I noticed that the left side of my face was completely numb. Not tingling or weird feelings but numb, like you had Novocaine! I would scratch my face and could not feel the pain! I would brush my teeth with my electric brush and not feel the left gum at all. Now, months later, I still have numbness but not as bad. It is mostly in my upper and sometimes bottom left lips.
I guess the depression that comes from this kind of set back had me just doing the minimum to survive. Blogging seemed not important. I thought about completely deleting it....but here I am with my simple life stories hoping maybe they can encourage someone who has M.S. to keep trying and keep positive!
A couple of weeks ago we went to our annual family camp. I was determined to catch a fish this year! And I did. I caught not only one fish but 6 and the biggest one to win the fishing derby! Woot! Woot!
Can you believe that? I went in a boat! Now, those of you who are 50ish and have M.S. know how hard this is. Spasity is such a problem to bend then get up in a little boat that is bobbing around! I was determined to do it! and we even took our grand son out with us. He got a second place ribbon! Our church has the greatest family camps!
I have one other grand son that was born in July! His name is Ezekiel. He is a little sweetie
Here he is just about 6 weeks old. Can't wait to take him on the boat and catch the biggest fish!
Well, that is the update for now. I'm still here. A little worse with M.S. but enjoying what time I have and my grand kids especially.
I deeply miss my little Momo. The birds are fun but not like she was!