Monday, November 19, 2007

Home Sweet Home

Hello from our new home!!!

We are moved in, have internet, cable, one bed with linens on it and some semblance of a functioning kitchen...Hooray!

Moving is hard work. I find myself more exhausted than I can remember being in a long time. Not only is moving just plain tiring, but Every darn medicine I am on causes extreme drowsiness and/or fatigue, not to mention the fatigue that MS causes all by its lonesome.
It is a real balancing act trying to figure out what works and what doesn't.

I have stopped taking my AM dose of Lyrica (the drug that helps with neuropathic pain) in hopes of getting some AM energy back. The price I pay however, is a few more sensory problems than usual, i.e. my legs vibrating, the feeling of bugs crawling on my calves and ankles and the occasional short-lived burning in my feet and hands. So far, the pros outweigh the cons, though I swear my husband thinks I am nuts when I freak out and yell (for the umpteenth time),

"Honey! A bug is crawling on me! Come kill it!"

He just stares at me and waits patiently for me to look down at my own leg and see there is, in fact, No Bug anywhere on or near me.

Poor Chris...married to such a bug-fearing lunatic. I am not scared of much, but bugs have always given me the heebie-jeebies!

It is just too infuriating to have this amazing new house and unpacked boxes staring me in the face and no energy with which to do ANYthing. So I settle for some buzzing/burning/creepy-crawly legs for a while. We all have to make sacrifices!

That's all I got for now, mostly because I can't really see what I am typing...I think my eyes are trying to tell me to Go To Bed! And if I have learned anything over the past 6 months it is the importance of listening to one's body. Because if you ignore what it is trying to tell you, it WILL eventually catch up with you and you will have to pay the piper.

More soon though....

Monday, November 5, 2007

We're Moving!

This will be short, as Chris is literally about to take the computer away from me so he can pack it up! hah! We are officially homeowners and have just closed on our first home. We are really excited and the movers come tomorrow! Yippee!

Sadly, I do not yet know when our internet will be up and working at the new abode, so it could be a while until I blog again. Hopefully not too long.

In a quick Dad who Rocks is having me send all my medical records to a doctor up at the Mayo Clinic to get his take on my bizarre medical history. It will be interesting to see what he thinks about A) The ever-present, ever-lingering double vision, and B) The Chest CT/shortness of breath stuff. It has to all be connected is just a big Caroline-shaped puzzle I guess.

Off to pack! See you on the flip side....