While in rehab, my doctor described having MS (despite your specific symptoms caused by relapsed lesions) as such:
Everyone is given a tank of gas when they wake up in the morning. For most people, that tank of gas can be determined by how much sleep they got the night before, their diet, if they exercise…life decisions. The better decisions you make, the more gas you have. The more bad decisions you make, the less gas. But overall, a person can gauge their day and their gas.
With MS, you have no idea how much gas you have in your tank. You could have slept the suggested 8 hours, with your 30 minutes of exercises, 8 glass of water, with veggies and fruits. And your gauge is for 2 hours of gas. You just have no idea.
I thanked him for the prep talk. (:
But as the days go by, I realize the truth in his statement. Some days I have 2-4 hours of “gas”. Others, I have 6-7. It just depends, like everything else with MS.
Fortunately, today was a more 6-7 hours. In other words, I had lots of gas. Dont worry, it wasnt painful. (Sorry, I am immature sometimes. I have 4 younger brothers, Im currently living at home with them…it comes with the territory)
Here is all that I did today:
And now, I crash. Out of gas. I’ll probably pay for all this productivity and energy overload tomorrow but it was worth it.
I received some great amusement today from some lovely people! As always, it brought a HUGE smile to my face. Maybe this is why I had so much “gas” today. (: THANK YOU!
Tomorrow, being the 4th of July, I hope we all can appreciate the true FREEDOM of our country. Whatever your stance is, whatever “party” you associate yourself with, you have the right to fight for your freedom and your rights, even if that means against your own government. You, me, we, are still Americans. We are in this together. Let’s start acting like it?
That’s my “let freedom ring" statement of the day.
I hope you all have a fabulous day! I have a date with the batman tomorrow. NBD.