- Sex: F
- Data Quality: 2 stars
- MS: 44 yrs
- Type: Secondary Progressive
- Sensation: Moderate
- Overall: Moderate
- Cognition: moderate
- Vision: moderate
- Speech: moderate
- Swallowing: moderate
- Upper limb: moderate
- Walking: moderate
- Female, 64 years
- Forest Park, IL
- Primary Condition
- Secondary Progressive
- First symptom
I am married to my hubby #2 for 15 years, have 3 beautiful daughters, Tina, Vicki who has decided to return to college, and Robin, 3 gorgous granddaughters, Ashley, working thinking about what she wants to do with her life, Samantha, working and in college and knows what she wants to do with her life, and Audrey, high school level being home schooled by Vicki, and only 1 awsomely handsom grandson, Andrew who is serving in the army at Kosovo. Andrew has been home and going to college since Decmber of 2009. He is becomming such a wonderful young man
Sept. 12, 2010
I just realized that it's about time I update my profile. My grandson just announced that he is getting married in May of 2011 to a young lady in his unit in the reserves. My daughter Tina, seems to really like this girl, I was begenning to think she was turning out to be one of those mothers that would never accept a bride to be for her son, but she seems very fond of this girl, and I can't wait till I meet her. My grandson is in central Illinois, Peoria, and I don't get to see him very often. But he promices they will be up to visit us soon. I'm not sure I'm old enough for my grandkids to start getting married they all just grow up so fast.
My dr. wants me to start taking Ampyra, but I really don't have very much of a gait problem, I'm mostly off balance, which according to my siblings and even children is something I have always suffered from LOL they are soooooooo funny.
I am still able to enjoy my crafts, sewing crocheting and I am trying to learn to knit. I am starting on the Christmas presents now, I'll post some projects I finished in the past year.
My biggest frustration with MS is that I can't sit at the sewing machine or crafting table or computer as long as I would like. But I guess an advantage of doing several different kinds of crafts from decaupage to crochet to sewing and computer graphics is that it gives me a chance to take a break from one and go onto another. My husband can never figure out why I have so many projects going at once. I belong to a couple on line craft and quilting groups but I hesitate to elaborate on how difficult it is for someone with MS to stay active and keep up that I don't mention that I have MS or any other challanges including the herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, artheritis and lupus. The lupus is a new onset. It's hard for anyone who does not live with MS to understand the challanges we face. Which is why I love this group so much. We know each other even if we don't know each other.
This is a wall hanging I did for my friend of her great-granddaughter
this is a wedding gift for my great niece and her husband.
A pillow I made for Audrey's birthday last year. (She is a Garfield nut she inherented from her grandfather)
my sisters boys, when they were quite young, all in their 40's & 50's now. They were so cute.
I was dx'd in Feb of 1998 after a car accident on Nov. 19, 1997 that triggered an exacerbation a week later. At the time I didn't have a clue! I didn't think I was hurt so I didn't bother to get a lawyer until my girlfriend finally convinced me that I needed one. He sent me to a chiropractor who worked on me until just before Christmas and decided that I needed a MRI because I was not responding to her treatment and getting worse now including balance, falling, more vision problems, slurred speech....I hate to admit this one but....(drooling on myself), me? I couldn't believe it! Well the chiropractor got the results of the MRI between Christmas and New Years, but decided not to tell me until after the holidays. And when she did tell me that the results came back as "suspicious of MS" (how many of you heard that one?) I almost laughed out loud. I certainly didn't think I fit what I thought I knew about MS from a friend of mine who was dx when we were in high school, unfortunately as it turns out he had primary progressive and I was dallying around with a milder for of RRMS for all those years. But when I regained my composure it suddenly started answering a lot of questions I've had about weird things going on with my body for years, I mean on and off for about 35 years. As a teenager I stopped talking about the blurred, and double vision, the numbness on the left side of my face and whenever I was caught stumbling around or walking sideways I always managed to make a joke of it. Usually blaming it on the sidewalk or accusing someone of pushing me, even if they were standing ten feet away from me. (I still use the pushing excuse) I think I had my first ‘real’ exacerbation in 1968 after my daughter Tina was born, went to my doctor who sent me for all kinds of test that came back negative, and it soon passed so I didn’t think about it any more, then I think I might have had a mild relapse after each of my other two girls were born but didn’t bother to even mention it to anyone and they too passed. So I just attributed those spells to just being tired. But now that I look back on everything that happened from my teens till now I truly believe that any or all my relapses were due to stress and heat and humidity. My mother always said I was sensitive to the heat in the summer and even thought I complained too much about it being too hot in the house in the winter although she was diabetic and didn’t tolerate the heat very well either.
My 3 girls, from left to right Vicki, Tina and Robin.
Andrew graduation from Boot Camp
Mydaughter Vicki with her hubby Shane and my grandaughter Audrey. I like playing with pictures.
Daughter Tina with granddaughter Samantha, kinda hard to tell who's mom and who's daughter?
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