Thursday, October 22, 2009


I saw my Ob/Gyn this morning. I told her about having to go on the Pill while I was in Chicago and how I had a period a month later. I haven't had one, however, since September. She said I could be experiencing early menopause but we wont know for at least a few months. If I am having early menopause then I will need to go on hormone replacement therapy. She said I'm too young to go through it at this point. So, I guess it's hurry up and wait on this issue.

I'm feeling as good as ever and my walking continues to improve. Last weekend I noticed that walking down hill has become MUCH easier for me. I had been feeling that it might be but finally decided that this is the case when I had to walk down a ramp at a local school. I'm very happy about it, obviously!

On Sunday I attended a 'neighborhood re-union' party. I was one of 4 people there that has MS. The neighborhood that I grew up in is very small. There are at least 7 (that I can think of) people in the neighborhood with MS but 3 of them didn't grow up there. I've heard of cancer clusters but MS clusters?? I don't think it's anything more than a co-incidence to be honest but I find it interesting just the same!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Just an Update

This morning my 5 y/o said "Mom, your walking is almost normal." I said "yeah, pretty good, huh?" I'm feeling good and have had some really good walking days. I've been very busy around the house and over do it some days. Last Friday I spent the day cleaning carpets. My machine is bulky and heavy and it did a job on me. By the end of the day it was time to head upstairs with it but I had to wait for Andy to get home and haul it up for me. Then I did the upstairs. I ended up doing our room a couple of times because the dog had a major accident on our rug Saturday night. (that's never happened before and it figures she waited until after I cleaned the carpet!)

With the cool weather I've been eating like there's no tomorrow. I am getting myself psyched up to go to the gym this morning. I've really packed on the weight. Over the weekend we went apple picking and I walked through the orchard fairly well. It was grassy and that is usually a problem for me but I didn't even trip.

My hair is really looking good. Well, I don't know about good but it's growing like crazy. I have to wear a hat most of the time with the cool weather. I don't know how bald people stand it. Maybe I'm a wuss from not having had to ever deal with it before.

I received a slip from Dr. Balabanov's office last week for blood work that I need to have before I see him. I'll wait until about a week before I go so he can have accurate results. I'm still taking the 50,000 IU of vitamin D a week with no problem.

OK, apple pie is calling from the fridge. I need to get out of here!