When it comes to relapsing MS, you don’t really “get” it, until you get it. That includes experiencing tough-to-talk-about symptoms like bowel and bladder issues. We’re here to help.
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I really hate to harp on this age old theme, just like I am so tired of listening to the rhetoric of the current presidential debates. Unlike the arguments leading up to this year's national election, this issue is pertinent. Today I have the opportunity to do something new and I am very excited about it. I am official "reader" for West Virginia Read Aloud. This morning I will read to a third grade class at our town's elementary school. It is only for twenty minutes and I m relatively comfortable with the "lay of the land", so I shouldn't have an issue with bladder control. Should I? Just thinking about it makes me want to relieve the ol' bag of urine. The problem is...I do not always know when that is going to happen until it is too late.
So, how do I combat this? I do not drink anything prior to attending said event. Sounds like a good idea. Until my body remind me that I am not hydrated with a stinging urge to purge the bladder. Yep. It is that fast. UTI symptoms seem to be just waiting for a chance to taunt me. It's crazy.
I have to leave you now for my reading debut, but I will return to this topic soon. Looking for suggestions. How do you deal with this Multiple Sclerosis Fact #7? (I am also looking for a complete set of these animated MS Facts.) Stay dry, Lisa
Do you ever feel like the ultimate witchy woman? That is actually a rhetorical question because I know you do. We all do whether we mean it or not. And guess what? We have a right to feel that way. Our brand of broom is a touch one to ride. That is why I truly believe that our supreme master, who ever/whatever that may be, doesn't throw us more than we can catch.
MSers (I read recently that this is an inappropriate way in which to refer to individuals with multiple sclerosis. The source of this judgement obliviously does not live with the disease. MS Warriors are far less offended by such a label than that.) are strong individuals who thrive on finding a purpose, a solution, a balance.
We are dependent on our co-pilot Common Sense. Care Givers are a beautiful addition to our lives, but many MSers (I did it again!) are not fortunate to have someone to clean our broom and dust off the daily spider webs that clutter the cognitive mess of our brains. I learned that long before MS becam…
I am not one much for online shopping indulgences, but a couple of weeks ago I allowed myself the rare treat of purchasing the Yoga Burn program advertised on Face Book. This morning I completed week one of the monthly scheduled routine and I even took time to meditate under the guidance of Yoga instructor Zoe Bray Cotton.
Laugh if you must, but I really, really, enjoyed the meditation exercise. I realize this is a solitary activity and I will never practice this in front of husband and/or son.
I felt wonderful afterword, though. So at peace and relaxed. I always knew I was a Zen Goddess at heart.
What I really love about this program is that it "is a comprehensive online yoga course directed toward women only." The older I get, the more I appreciate anything to do with "for women only". Weird, huh?
Zoe' voice is so very soft and inviting. As she leads me through my morning poses, I really feel as though she is my new morning bestie. Of course, I have only comple…