Friday, October 21, 2011

Didn't think that would ever hit home

In the late 90’s, early Millennium Mom came across new health problems.  The early days I do not remember as I was going through my first rebellion. Mom believed she had a stroke.  Her feeling faded and she was having problems with one side of her body.  We had no idea what was happening. She went to Dr appointments and finally, Mom was diagnosed with MS.   We cried and cried.  She now takes a shot every single week, on Sundays, Sunday being her chosen day so that her whole weekend isn’t shot.  Mom feels the effects of her medicine, AVONEX within a few hours of injection. She has her regiment of Tylenol and Ibuprofen, which she takes religiously the night of her shot and the day after. Spending the rest of the time either nauseous or in bed. Mothers foot burns constantly, her legs seem to want to give under her weight most days and she speaks with a slurred speech at times.  Her vision isn't what it use to be and at times her head will hurt for days, she hasn't smelled anything in a very long time.

Didn’t think that would ever hit home….


  1. That's rough stuff, Doria. Thinking of you and your mom!

  2. You know the hubby has MS. It's tough but so are you and you can help her with her battles. Thinking of you!

  3. Thanks Bea, Ive 2 more post for this series so far.

    Kristen, MS is a rough one. Thanks lady!


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