Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday Motivation

MS MotivationTuesday Motivation; Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can! Little by little you will see improvements! 😊 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

You can live a positive life with MS!

I believe you can live your life with Multiple Sclerosis with a positive attitude.  My experience is when I am positive things go better.  Just think about research.    We need to educate people to let them know MS is manageable!

As yourself; Would more money be given when you put out a positive look on life and how you manage it?  

Monday, March 16, 2015

Kale and Quinoa Salad

Soooo good! Yummy! 500 calories! 
Quinoa, kale, onions, tomatoes, olives, extra virgin olive oil, Italian spices & Sea Salt ! Seen s picture in FaceBook and I had to have it! 

Having all the ingredients and being healthy and all! All follows the Dr Wahls Protocol Diet for MS ! 😄 
another WahlsWarrior meal! 
Kale Sald

Friday, March 13, 2015

Karma and Handicapped Parking

Yes I use a handicap permit "WHEN my Multiple Sclerosis is flaring up causing my legs to hurt or weaken when walking distances due to the heat or extreme cold. Which  can even cause my body to shut down. At other times I will park a far distance from the entrance for others also can have closer parking. This will give me the exercise I need to maintain the use of my legs and fight other symptoms of my MS. 

I have even had a man wave his arms and swear pointing at the a #handicap parking sign in front of my car. Although he fails to look in my window for my permit! But for some, that doesn't matter when you look like your total normal healthy person on the outside !

Often I would like to stop and talk to these people who make me feel ashamed of using this parking and explain to them what my illness is. However, usually this is at a time where I really don't have the time or energy to stand out in the cold\heat to explain my circumstances. I have very right to that parking as anyone, anyway! I realize I use to be that person at one time too just not as rude! Oh God, how Karma can bitch slap you in the face! 

Often I find myself still  pulling out of a parking space, I sometimes I feel stares, see rude gestures and people talking and pointing as I ignore their judgemental behaviour.  Even after 5 years I find myself quickly pulling my handicap permit out of my dash and putting it in my glove compartment so no one can see it when it's not in use.  Thinking; "Girl,don't lower yourself to their level by making an ass of yourself.  Just keep going. You have an illness that currently is invisible to others. You know on these days, your come backs and explanations just won't come out right anyway. ..... When they know better, they will do better!  Then I find myself looking up out my sunroof saying ....Thank you for that Maya. 

People who miss use handicap parking really frustrate me too! It is sad how  society  today is getting very cold, bold, uncaring and judgemental in today's world.  So many seem cranky and miserable. Often I hear sighs from impatient people, seeing scowls and cold stares at others in stores, waiting in line or in aisles.  Some just rude and lacking  common courtesy for others, young and the elder. Like really???  Your life is that bad? 

You really should take some time out and chill! You can't say excuse me or help someone with their cart. Maybe help them with their items, even at the check out? Instead of standing watching and rolling their eyes? If you don't like something in your life that much that you feel the need to be so cold and uncaring, maybe you should change it?  Don't take it out on others! Remember; "What you put out you get back!"  

I always say.... For those grumpy people out there that have missed treated me, I hope God\or higher power, lets me sit back and watch his karma work! Just as he has done to me with this parking issue. 

Boy how I see things can change how we look at things when we are in the other side. This illness has taught me more then what the illness can do! It has thought me not only how others can cause so much hurt and pain but how to; set boundaries, raise my standards, forgive, love, to be a friend, to listen, give without expecting anything in return,  compassion, to care and to except others for who and what they are. Also to change the things I can change and except those things I can't change. 

Most of all its thought me that I can do anything I set my mind to and to believe in myself and the strength I am capable of.  

MSAwareness Month March 2015 

Image from http://cliparts.co/printable-handicap-parking-signs

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Why am I withholding my diagnosis of MS?

I have been contemplating on letting it be known and freely voice that I have Multiple Sclerosis, MS for sometime now. I have come to realize that I have become a quiet person and withdrawn myself from society.  I am the same person I have always been. I have had this monster living within all my life. I have kept quiet at times because I am was ashamed or in denial of this stigma of the disease itself. Withdrawing, I feel it has been due to dealing with the impact of the reality of the diagnoses and the fears of what comes with that.  I have learned being diagnosed with MS is not a death sentence but a life sentence that just needs to be managed to substance my quality of life.   The fear of the unknown.

Fear is a liar that crushes the dreams and lives of many.  

Some of you probably have noticed, I have moved my  original Facebook page even and tried to leave MS behind me.  At this point maybe little bit of denial and being labelled with the stigma of becoming wheelchair bound.  I have tried to barrie myself in; fitness, health and wellness only to learn I keep coming back to this dam MS monster. I am learning no matter what I do, everything is affected by it, good or bad. The great thing I am learning is how to control this beast within.  I am learning what he likes that gives him strength and what he dislikes that give me the control I need to live my life.  

I hear and see others that are battling MS, pleasantly, many with great success. Everyone had their own journey with MS.  Each one of us are different and experience things differently.  Which is why they also call it the “SNOWFLAKE DISEASE.”  

Why am I withholding my illness? Hell, I live in a small town and it isn’t like everyone here doesn’t know anyway!  When I got ill  the bad  news traveled through town like a raging fire.

Like they say:"Bad news travels faster then good news these days!"

How would I ever feel I could hide this kinda news? LOL After all, I was the second lady in town who got her A-Z drivers license, the first woman was not retires.   As if that didn't get me known in this mall town but I was not only a Heavy Equipment Hauler but also an Operator!  In the early 2000's, that was not seen in this northern small town as it is now.  

Since my diagnosis, has my life changed? Dam right it has!! I am the same person I always have been, only I look at life differently and the things life has to offer.  I don’t take things for granted anymore.  Everything is a blessing to me and I appreciate more of the small things in life.  

My goal now is to step out of that comfort zone and let my voice be heard.  Share with others,  how even being ill with MS, we can choose our path in life, have goals.

I want to show others and those who are ill that things knock us down and stand in our way of our plans.   But no matter what, we don't have to give up on our future dreams we have but, that we might have to compromise on how to reach those goals !  We need to trust that along the way we will learn more then we ever expected and become better people, with our journey with rougher roads and experiences.  

March is MS Awareness Month.  I look forward to stepping out and stepping up and sharing and teaching what I have learned that MS is like to live with.  Help people understand what MS is and most of all what it is not.  Please give to the MS Research and lets find a way to stop this monster at his first appearance. 

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