Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Dealing With A Knee Replacement And MS

Almost 64 and ready to get moving! I have more healing to do and more walking to practice, but it is coming together. I still have shots every other night to give myself for my MS, I hate them. The shots burn, welt up, get red hot and hurt huge, I do it because it helps my bad blood cells have something else to attack other than me. Copaxone is given in the belly, hips, legs and the hardest under the arm. The shots cost thousands of dollars a month, I get them free because I am a test subject, I have to report symptoms every month. I go to all the MS events I can, I do procrastinate and get out of them when I can. I guess I get tired of the same old subjects they seem to talk about. I am always hoping for a cure or a new way to handle the problem. I have good days and bad days. I push myself to hard no matter what kind of a day I am having. Work is how I deal with pain, it makes me escape it. Don;t get me wrong I love to work I am very OCD about my house and yard. Taking the time off to get my knee done has been very hard. My daughter is doing most of the house and my husband is doing what he can to help, but when you are a nut like me it has to be my way, this is hard on everyone. I am so lucky to have the help, they are so good to me. I am doing OK. It can be a bit much at times, but I am dealing with all of the issues and will do it. I can do anything is what I say to myself every day.   

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A New Knee

This has been one of the hardest recoveries. Having a new knee was needed, but I wish I had put it off for a few months. My daughter and I have plans for some fun things, I need to be healed a bit more. Walking will be hard, I just need a little more practice walking, it sounds so easy and yet so hard to do.The doctor is happy with my  progress, I am a shinning example, most of it was hard and I made it look like it was easy. I have a problem letting anyone think I fail at anything. I am still on pain medicine and the nerves are causing me trouble, I hope it will be better soon. I have had a big flare with my MS, it has the nerves and mussels all mixed up. The spasms are hard to deal with at night. I just have to take the pain pills every four hours, I am not so happy about that. Just have to do what I am told for awhile, not easy for me. The scare looks good and better all the time.