MS MobilityStrength Multiple Sclerosis

MS MobilityStrength Multiple Sclerosis
As a person with MS, I bring a personal commitment to the work I do.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Falling down a flight of stairs.

MS made me do it!

   Yes some people are like slinkies but not me. At 10:00 P.M. Thursday 8/30 I was going to go down the stairs by using my feet but MS had another idea. 'Why don't you just do a header and tumble all the way down the stairs'? All I remember was saying Oh My Gosh! Oh My Gosh! as I was falling. I didn't try to fight the fall I just let my body do it's thing. I landed on my back with part of my body in the foyer and my shoulders and head in the dining room. My husband came flying to my side and all I could say was where am I? He started to check me out asking if I could feel my legs and arms. I could and was relieved that I didn't split my head open. Could have broken my neck. Ugh! I was able to slowly start moving and was able to sit on the stairs until I was sure nothing was broken. I know that God and my angels were with me when I fell to help brake the fall. No I did not need 911 but today every part of my body hurts.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Depression with Multiple Sclerosis


   How can this be? All the medications that I am on to help me manage the symptoms of my MS and I am still depressed?
   I was taking Zoloft for a few years for depression after my husband had a stroke. He had an amazing recovery but with permanent unseen symptoms (just like MS, you don't look sick). Taking Zoloft seemed to balance my emotional and mental well being.
   My GP decided it was time to switch my medication, I just kept feeling sad all the time with crying spurts. Did not want to take a higher dosage of Zoloft because it made me feel 'Loopy'. So I weened off Zoloft, DO NOT DO THIS COLD TURKEY!, so I could start Citalopram. This has helped me greatly.
   So, yes you can still be depressed even when you are on meds. Talk to your doctor to discuss your options to help you feel better. I am glad I did.

Monday, August 20, 2012

4 on the Floor

   This piece of Clipart is how I felt I looked falling in front of Target in the crosswalk. 
   My husband and I were entering a Target store using the crosswalk to the entrance. Out came a gentleman holding a screaming young child which caught our attention. I know that with my MS I have to stay focused on my footing. Well we both got distracted by this screaming child and within a matter of seconds I was down for the count on my hands and knees. It was very busy with back to school shoppers, so this was entertainment for the shoppers, free of charge!
   Somehow my foot came in contact with his foot and the rest is history. I keep playing this over and over in my head to try and figure out what happened but I guess that I will never know. I am fortunate that I had jeans on and my knees didn't get all bloody. My knees, elbows and wrists were bruised along with my ego. BUT, my big toe took a beating. Don't know how though. My toe is swollen and purple. I think I jammed it.
   As it turned out my husband and I had the same thoughts regarding that screaming child. Was he being abducted? After all this was said and done we agreed that it was probably a dad removing his tantrum throwing child from the store.