Home stretch, people. Day 12. Today, I have felt overall pretty good. Had a couple moments of headache/nausea, but they were short lived. Consistently for me, the worst symptom I have experienced is the headache. It was unlike any headache I’ve ever experienced. And at its worst, no medicine I tried helped at all. The… Continue reading COVID Chronicles – Day 12
Like I said yesterday, I was warned I would likely feel better, then worse, and so on. Today, I felt fine until around 10:15 am when another nauseating headache set in. I took ibuprofen and then at 12:15 I took Tylenol and neither Med made a dent in the pain. I ate lunch and rested… Continue reading COVID Chronicles – Day 11
What a difference a day makes. Today has been amazing. Let’s start there and take a second to celebrate that. I even ran a socially distanced 5K with my husband. We ran 1 mile loops so we could be close to home Incase we needed to bail early. It was not the 10K or the… Continue reading COVID Chronicles-Day 10
We should be in Indianapolis tonight. We should be doing interviews and having a pre-race banquet. We should be catching up with old teammates and meeting new ones. I should be in half marathon shape, ready to cross another finish line and cheer on my fellow MS runners and supporters as they finish their races… Continue reading COVID Chronicles-Day 9
How can it feel like this year has lasted 1000 months and flown by at the same time? My last check-up with my neurologist was in February, right before COVID and quarantine hit our state. That visit was a little disheartening and dramatic as we learned about a potential pituitary tumor (thankfully after a look… Continue reading JCV Negative and MS Check-Up!
It’s been a year, am I right? For all of us. I think once this is alllllllllll over (LORD, Jesus... please let there be an end to all this!) we won’t soon forget struggles of 2020. For me, this year began with such fresh hope. 2019 kicked my butt. I remember texting my dear friend… Continue reading Let’s cut ourselves some slack.
On today's episode we talk about what we have been doing to choose joy in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. We also talk about an exciting event we have coming in September. Check out the Not Today, MS Podcast to hear today's episode and please visit the Run a Myelin My Shoes website for… Continue reading Episode 25: Not Today, MS 5K!
This September, we're celebrating something pretty big here at Not Today, MS. This September will mark five years since my MS Diagnosis. Five years of CHOOSING JOY over fear, anxiety, tingling fingers, vertigo, medication side-effects, fatigue, pain, worry and anger. We decided in September 2015 that this disease would not define who I am. That… Continue reading Not Today, MS 5K Run/Walk!
You're special. The ER doctor was doing her job. She was reminding me that I needed to do a better job of taking care of myself. She wasn't trying to make me feel bad, but her words... ugh, they stung anyway. I had the most wonderful vacation in early June. It had been five years… Continue reading “You’re special.” *My Salmonella Story.
I refuse to become a pessimist. Even though I have been shocked and disappointed by people I loved and respected over the last couple of years... Even though my heart has broken over lost friendships and lost people. I refuse to change my "Pollyanna"/believe the best in people attitude just so I won't be heartbroken… Continue reading I refuse.