Happy Summer!!

Happy Summer!!

Wherever Home is Parked?

Wherever Home is Parked?

Monday, March 2, 2015

MS Awareness Week!

MS Awareness Week


This week and entire month is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness.  This disease is close to my own heart as I was diagnosed with SPMS = Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis in September 2000.  I have lived almost 15 years with this debilitating disease. A few years ago test revealed that I actually have PPMS = Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis  It’s hard for anyone looking at me to realize what I endure each and every day living with this disease.  On the outside I look healthy and most people think there is nothing wrong with me.  But that is far from the truth!



I place this ribbon with pride on my blog site in hopes that not only awareness but a cure will some day be found for myself and so many others that suffer with this disease.  I have placed a link you can visit to learn more about the disease. 


This picture above says it all and it’s exactly how I feel so many times when someone ask me why I walk with cane and then replies but you look so healthy.   Looks can be deceiving!  Inside my body I have my own war going on.  I have days I am so fatigued that getting out of bed and going to the bathroom is exhausting in it’s own.  Other days I feel like I’m almost human and the pain I experience is unbearable at times and other times I feel I can live among the human race.  For years I have struggled with daily task and I’m trying my best to involve good diet and exercise in my daily routines.

I will not lie, it has been a very hard journey for me.  There are days I just do not want to crawl out of bed but I know that I must.  Exercise is the only thing that is going to keep my muscle built up and keep me out of a wheel chair ( I have been there done that and I hated it)  I’m a walking miracle and I thank God everyday for blessing me with that miracle.  I also know that if I do not make myself get out of bed and do my daily routine of exercise even though I’m exhausted my muscle will deteriorate again.  As you know last winter I spent the entire winter doing water therapy to build my muscle back up and then I spent all summer walking to keep my leg muscles strengthen up.

Living with a disease even though it may be what I call a silent disease ( where you know you have it , but others may not)  this winter I have found some DVD programs that I can do to my own modify version that will keep my muscles toned and strengthened up.  If you or someone you know needs to lose weight, strengthen up your muscles or get or just needs to learn to eat healthier please click on one of my links I have put on my blog and I will gladly help you get started.  The best part is it’s Free!  I have joined a free facebook group and created one of my own just so that I can help people all over the world to get healthier.  It doesn’t matter if you do not have a injury, illness or just want to learn more about health and fitness.  Come join me!

Hope your all having a great week!