Showing posts with label Multiple sclerosis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Multiple sclerosis. Show all posts

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Surviving Multiple Sclerosis/I wish I could flip a switch


  I honestly wish I could flip a switch and ask god; to take it away. I wanna go back to work. I want to make my own money. I want to have my own place again. I want stop fighting back and forth with disability.

  I'm just not in a position to do what I used to do for anyone. Which is why this particular blog is so meaningful at the moment. 

 Especially on this particular day World Ms Day!

   I will continue to keep on praying to him. And stop questioning him. Although it may be hard at times. This is just something that came to me and I could no longer hold it in!
                     “Sometimes”
             “I wish I could flip a switch”

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Surviving Multiple Sclerosis/Change of Medication

I've recently been told I'd have to change the medication I have been multiple sclerosis. From the needle, I have been giving myself since my diagnosis in 2012 (Rebif). To an infusion(Ocrevus) that I don't know anything about. 

  Except for the brief research that I've done; as well as the information had obtained from groups that have been on in.

 On top of me already going through a few other things that just kind of pushed me to lean on my therapist more, and I felt like I needed to do more. 

 So, kind of pushed away from social media a little bit. Doing a little more watching than anything. 

Please bare with me while I get through this. I’ve gotten my first dose since I’ve started this blog. I just came to update this. I’ll be back with an update on my experience soon. 


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Some Doctors Really Don't Listen

 For the past few months, I've been complaining about pain. And I have not been able to see any of my regular doctors. Only after making a complaint was I able to have them get in direct contact with my neurologists.

  And he's a little bit older now. So, I think I may have to start looking into getting a new one. Being that all of the last few appointments he's only been consulting via phone.

 My primary doctor hasn't been in at all. And they've had another doctor stand-in. And I automatically didn't like his vibes. Being that I could tell he hadn't even looked into my files. 

  Offering me some meds without even taking into consideration that I have a therapist. And has offered me psych meds several times. Like, don't you think of have maybe been prescribed them by her if I’d needed them already?

 Then I've been describing my pain to him over time and he's been kind of overlooking it. 

  Now I know I have never allergies to certain things. As a doctor, if he's unsure about what to prescribe me; shouldn't he be trying to refer me to someone else? Instead of telling me he couldn't because my Neurologist had given me something else. but had only given me enough to last to my last appointment.

An appointment that the messed up and had to reschedule. A month out mind you. Only to tell me to make an appointment with him for him to still ignore my issue.

 And then give me a referral to pain management after me emailing them about their incompetence. Which still resulted in me not getting in pain medication.

 At this point, I see why some people's health goes down the drain. And it a very scary site! 

 Have you experienced this? What do you recommend? Do you find doctors by word of mouth or your own research? 

  I really need help with this. Please leave your thoughts in the comment section. And also don't forget to follow me!













Wednesday, August 26, 2020

I Feel like I take so many Medications

                                I'm Sorry It took me so long to get this out there. 

                              I've just been going through a lot with these relapses.

         Although I'm sure there are people that take way more! I just feel like I take too many.

  

 This was the original thing I wanted to blog about for the past few weeks or so. My body has been having what's considered a relapses they've been preventing me from doing so. And I was giving yet another medication. Which helped at the time. Yet, at right now I'm not so sure being that there's still other issues going on 😢.

  With that being said I don't take as much medications now but I still take enough. Which is why I’m not taking as many now( no vitamins😕).

 Now I take 5 sometimes 6 (if I’m in pain)prescribed medications(pills) and two different prescribed eye drops )in the morning. As well as 2 allergy pills. In the afternoon I take 3 prescribed pills. In the evening I take 5 prescribed pills. Three days out of 7 I have to give myself a needle(I really hate this part).

And I was taking vitamins on top of it. Yet, I ran out of them since I originally started this. So, it doesn't seem like as much now. If you all have been keeping up;you know the only income I have at the moment is saga, which is literally only $219 a month, I can barely afford to survive as it is. 

  I was only able to get the vitamins when I got my stimulus check. And I didn't purchase enough to last a long period of time. 

 If I had the vitamins in the mornings it would be two more. Being that I’ve ran out I haven’t been taking them. There's also another 2 maybe 3 that I didn’t even lost; being that they’re as needed. One I may take more than the others.

 I didn't  go into the names of all of them and the dosages. Being that I'd probably be here all day. Trying to explain them all , and what they are for.

 I'm sure it sounds like I'm complaining. It just tends to get overwhelming at times. I just had to get that off of my chest.

Yes, it took me forever to get this out. Blame the relapses 😂.

Do you take a lot of medications? Or not a lot at all?What are you thoughts on this? 

If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask in the comment section. And Please don't forget to follow and share this blog! It would be greatly appreciated.


Friday, August 21, 2020

Re-edited/Reminders

I hate being reminded of things. Recently I've lost primary custody of my youngest son, due to the issue I have going on, like me being hospitalized, losing my job, and awaiting a response from social security.
I'm really hurt about his father being greedy for money and taking me back to court. Especially being that he's made it seem as though our child was in danger, when he went to school every day, doctors appointments were scheduled an attended, he had new/clean clothes on every day. Yes, that was without me having an income or a car.
I can admit us living house to house was not ideal. But he was in no way shape or form in any type of harm. I love all of my children with everything in me. And most times I would go without to make sure they had. He knew that.
Although it did nott matter to him because his only concern was to get assistance from the state of Connecticut. What kind of man actually makes it his business to try and defraud the state when he actually works? And makes really good money doing so. Yes, this has been reported several times to several different departments. The response was they couldn't do anything because he had his own business and couldn't really track his income (interesting, right?
With all of this going on I chose to sit back and ponder my thoughts, rather than open up and speak about them. Being that its easier for me to deal with them that way. Yes, it bothers me that I only see him every other weekend. And that when I do have him, we have to walk on pins and needles (don't want to get into that part), just to not ruffle any feathers.
It's just so much easier for me to handle it that way. When it's brought up, I'm brought to tears. I've cried more than enough tears and would rather avoid them. I hope everyone could understand that!
I'm not trying to be harsh or trying to stop you from feeling a certain way about how I should feel. But me crying and lashing out isn't going to get me far at all. It all stalls the process I have to take a bit more. Stops me from taking the time to send emails to get help, applying for programs that'll help us, or even writing to attempt to try and make some type of living.
Trying to find a job with no experience and really messed up heath issue just isn't working for me. The reminders of things I could be doing would be doing, and right now just can't do is hurting my situation more. It's not you it really is me. I forgive you for bringing it up. I just hope you can do the same for me. Even if you don't understand or care. Just please take a moment and try to keep that in mind.
I just rather not be reminded.
Please take a moment to share this if you've read it. And maybe even comment and follow if you like. I'm trying to get better at this. Thanks, have a good day!

Re-edit /Surviving Multiple Sclerosis with Mzlittlejohn

How can people expect for you to open up to them about your feelings? When you speak to most people about them, they just start telling you about theirs, or what you should be doing. Most times it’s after you’ve exhausted almost all of your options. What I've been doing lately is writing about them.
If people take the time out to read my writings, they’d understand them better. With the things I have been going through ;although I feel it’s embarrassing, and people are looking at me differently ;this just works better.
I am at the point in my life where I can care less about how people feel. It's initially not for them, it's for me. And it actually helps me get it out. No interruptions, or hearing other peoples thoughts, or what they would do. 
I have to deal with the people telling me no. I have to deal with being sent to different programs. I have to deal with my children no longer having stability ;as well as not having an income, staying with other people, and not knowing if tomorrow will be the day that I’m told I have to leave.
Or having a conversation and seeing something that triggers my tears. Yes, I have those days. Days that I’d just rather be alone with my thoughts. Of Course there is some when I don’t need to be alone.
A lot of times that is my only option. Because right now I am not at liberty to have that option.
One day I’ll get back to not having to result to this. And maybe have conversations with someone who understands.
As of right now, it cannot be done. Especially if when have moments where I have to bite my tongue. Or end up with the conversation being about them or someone else and not me.
As of right now, the conversation's about my feelings. Lets just stick to it being written, typed, and maybe in one of my latest YouTube videos. Heck at the moment, it’s here. And will probably end up back here again.
Because trying to obtain followers on my YouTube page at the moment isn’t getting far. I’m not funny, refuse to do crazy stuff, and just have not quite found my niche with that.
At the moment, there aren't that many videos on there. Currently I’m at a stand still when it comes to what I’d like to talk about. The video I posted before the last was on trying to obtain voice over work. Can you believe they want you to pay upfront to find work? I mean if I had money, I wouldn't t be trying to pay them for work.
I wonder if I pay them, does it guarantee me jobs? Or leads or whatever they consider it? I’m afraid it’ll be a waste of time anyway.
I am not in no way saying that I am no longer interested. In fact I’m still trying to get around having to pay. I’m broke, can you blame me?
If you've gotten this far thank you. I’d say thanks for reading  this far. You're reading this piece written be me. And it is much appreciated. Since this seems to be the best way for me to get my feelings out; there will be more eventually. How often? That is what I’m not to sure about.
Check out my my YouTube page as. The links should be available here( on the left of the web version of this site. 
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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Blog and Video Update

Something else got in the way in regard to my health. I will be posting a video. It will be posted by the end of next week. I did start on the blog( honestly I started it two weeks ago). So, I will try to edit it soon. Please bear with me! Keep me in your prayers  I'm trying. My health is just getting in the way. The relapse part of the multiple sclerosis is definitely getting real at this point!

check out this  TikTok video for an update for now 

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJMtqe28/

Monday, June 8, 2020

Still Surviving Multiple Sclerosis


https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1dBofmqpvd2xQBOtjlQqykBalJujb5fu1
I saw this on @multipleclerosisupport on Instagram;And I had to share this with a little story of my own.   People  assume because I look okay some days I’m I’m not really as sick as I presume to be that I’m fine. Not knowing that there is days that I have were I fight to push through fatigue. Or about my spasms that I have every few days. Or the migraines that I take pills for daily. 
 Remember as in most cases looks can be deceiving. Take into consideration your words and actions can do a lot to a person’s mental health with what they’re already going through as well.

  If you’re going through something similar drop a comment describing it, and what you do to deal with it! 
I have a therapist myself and I use aromatherapy.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Trying Something Different Fitness Wise

 Before this I hadn’t been to the gym in almost 10 years. Yes, 10 years since I’ve had a membership. Heck I don’t have one now I’m using my uncles buddy pass. And I’m grateful that he’s allowing me the opportunity.

 Lately I’ve been having spasms lot more than usual. It happens a lot with me having multiple sclerosis.And let’s just face it I’m overweight. Now is a better time than any for me to use the work out clothes that my gramma got me over the summer. 


 My first day back in the gym. My Uncle Kelvin and I. That is my I hate taking pictures face. Especially after I had to put my things down. And a nice lady offered to take the photo.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Back to Surviving Multiple Sclerosis

It's been a little while since I've spoke about my health.

It's not because I didn't want to. I just wasn't sure what I wanted to share.

 And I've also had other things affecting my writing process.

Me still not having an income,depression(yes,I am 

depressed),not having my baby with me, and most recently my 

mom 

and step dad getting into a really bad accident.

By the grace of god they're doing a lot better! 

I'm appreciative of the family members that were able to make sure they were okay!

I'm bothered by this because I am/was unable to do so myself.

My health although it's somewhat stable still has not been back to 

what I'd like for it to be.

Migraines are somewhat normal for me now. Due to me 

having one 

almost everyday.

As well as numbness and tingling.

What I don't miss or wish I could do without all together is the 

tremors.

I got them almost everyday after I was hospitalized the last time.

 So ,me getting them scares me. Although they aren't an everyday thing.

I'm just happy that it's all I have at the moment.

Anything else would have me afraid .

That I'd end up back in the hospital.

The depression comes in from me still not having my own.

My own money, place for my children,and I  .

Definitely unsure how I've been getting but but I have been. 

Which I can actually say I'm actually happy for.

 But thank you to those of you that take the time out to read my blogs.

Eventually I'll be more consistent with them.

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Changes

   Things can change in a matter of minutes. Some for good and some for the bad. I'm speaking up on this from experience. I've experienced so many changes over the past few months.


  From me getting sick (a relapse from multiple sclerosis), losing primary custody of my youngest son, losing my place of residence, losing my job, to me staying with friends and different family members.


  I wouldn't wish any of this on my worst enemies. Although I don't have many. To be honest I don't have any. If I start to feel some type of way I'll just move along. I don't have room in my heart to harbor any hate.


 Me not even acknowledging a person/people, and the things they've done/said to me, is more than enough energy for me to give them.


When things take a turn for the better they'd wish they never did or said whatever.


 I wish things were different. I'm working towards making it better. Not sure how fast the changes  will come. Just know I'm working on it!


While continuing to remember god won't put more on me than I can handle. I'm praying along the way.

  I'm praying for a better living situation(I'm partly there) although It's  not my own yet. I'm praying for a part time job. I'm praying for my health to stay on the right path. As well as for the perfect health and safety for my kids, my family, and my friends. I'm also praying for the help I need to keep the things we do own that are in storage.


That right now is one of my main priorities.So,once we do get a place of our own we won't have to try and get more things!

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What are some things that you pray for?