Tuesday, April 23, 2013

It's Been Awhile!

Wow, I either have been really busy or I just didn't feel like posting or I felt I didn't have anything important to say.  Hmmm...I think it's a bit of the last two combined.

An update on my health   I am really healthy...except for my MS symptoms.  My legs have been especially wonky with increasing numbness,spasticity, and (new for me!) pain...all other symptoms have been stable since I last blogged.  I've been taking gabapentin just before bed to help with spasms/pain, but that's it as far as medications go.  I refuse to take the stuff any other time as it makes me feel really spacy and I hate that feeling.

My current focus   I continue to have regular massage (every 2 weeks) and acupuncture (every 4 weeks) sessions.  Massage focuses on my legs and acupuncture focuses on the blood flow, specifically in my legs, as I struggle with cold feet.  I'm implementing a protocol proposed by an Australian naturopath (who has MS) Fiona Chin.  It's called You Can Beat MS and can be purchased online for $100.  Now, I normally wouldn't go out and buy   like this, but it is a very thorough, complete, detailed plan that makes so much sense to me and has me feeling very hopeful!  I'm going to write a separate blog about this program.  But do a google search...it's a good program.  I'm also going to look into a chiropractic therapy called atlas orthogonal.  It was featured on Montel Williams as another possible treatment for MS symptoms.  I found a chiropactor in Aldergrove that does it, but haven't contacted him yet.  And finally, I'm focusing on the spiritual aspect of me.  On the suggestion of a friend, I have purchased a number of books that she felt would be helpful on my journey to enlightenment...OK, that sounds a little hokey LOL but it's pretty true.  I'll blog more about that too. :)

So that's where I'm at!  Stay tuned for a more in depth look at what I'm doing.  And in the meantime...remember to be grateful for the little things in life. :)