Unexpected Surprise…

So sorry for being away from blogging lately.  Just wanted to touch base with an update.

My MS had been acting up lately.  Just last week, my legs and feet became peg-legs and were hard as rocks. They just wouldn’t bend. My feet literally felt like they were stuck in mud. Blurred and double vision was activated. All I could think about was this is it!  I’ve progressed to the point of no return.  I just wasn’t ready for that reality and everything it meant.

Hubby took me the ER and I was admitted. They ran the usual, complete lab workups, MRIs, and a three day course of IV Solumedrol.  My labs looked good. MRIs were virtually unchanged for previous studies.  The Solumedrol did its job (praise the Lord). I was regaining sensation to my legs, my ankles and toes were moving, and my vision issues were stabilizing.

The “Now What?”  With symptoms improving, I was transferred to an inpatient neuro rehab hospital. Certainly not a part of my game plan, however, I knew this was where I need to be.

A week of evaluations.  The schedule here is rather vigorous.  It became very apparent to me that rest and sleep was encouraged.  On my first night, at 10 pm, my nurse suggested, “You might consider calling it a night, you have a big day tomorrow.”  I looked at her and immediately thought, she works here, she understands the demands of patient schedules!  I quickly responded, “Yes, Ma’am!”

It didn’t take long to realize the importance of rest.  Each day begins at 6 am, breakfast, dress, and meds before beginning your three hours of therapy – PT and OT, with rest and meals in between. They give you “a break on the weekends with only a couple hours of therapy.” I’m a okay with the schedule.  I know with hard work, I’ll be able to accomplish my goals here:  to walk again, to strengthen my body, and to be independent to the best of my ability.  My biggest motivators?  Going home.  I can’t wait to be with my hubby and puppers, and to celebrate and dance with my son at his wedding in May.

Tuesday is a big day for us.  With my evals complete, data gathered, my medical team meets to design a plan for treatment, including expected length of stay…we can’t wait.

Wishing you all a great week and look forward to writing again!

“Count Your Blessings”




































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































  1. Here’s hoping your PT and OT schedule is still working out, and things are getting better for you. We are heading back to the Midwest in a couple of weeks and will see our niece who has been dealing with MS for many years now. She’s strong like you and keeps hanging in there. Take care of yourself and I hope you get back home soon.

    • Hi Judy! Thank you for your kind comment. By now, you’re back home. I hope you had a great visit to the Midwest and that your cousin is doing well. I remember you fondly speaking of her before. Your gardens are beginning to look beautiful this time of the year! Take good care friend!

  2. Think good thoughts and know that we are here for you!

    • Thank you for your sweet comment, Pam! You made my day! Enjoy your weekend!

  3. I hope you are back in no time!!!

    • Thank you for your kind comment! Hope you are doing well! Enjoy your holiday weekend!

  4. AnonMS Blogger

    Sending good thoughts your way. Sounds like you have locked onto some great goals to keep you motivated.

    • Thank you for stopping by and your comment! Without goals, it’s really difficult to move forward, both mentally and physically don’t you think? Hope your doing well! Enjoy your weekend!

  5. My thoughts are with you. I hope that you are feeling much better very, very soon.

    • Thank you Sheryl! Getting there. 🙂 I bet your gardens are coming to life!!! Exciting!!!

  6. Feeling your frustration!!! But hoping you’re rehab helps you out!

    • Hi Jennifer,
      Thank you for your message and well-wishes. One step at a time here at home but working hard! Hope you are doing well. I’ll be stopping by your blog soon! Take good care!

  7. Keeping you in Prayer Cath, I also don’t get excited about being disabled or am I Happy Clappy that my feet are often painful but I do rejoice that I’m never alone no matter what life brings.

    Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”

    Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of Peace and not of evil, to give you a Future and a Hope.

    Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

    “Christ”ian Love – Anne.

    • Thank you for your kind message and terrific scripture references. 🙂 They always make me smile and feel refreshed! Hope all is well with you and your family! Blessings my friend!

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