Monday, December 14, 2009

Looking good!

Well, I went to the doctor (Neuro) today and he said that all looks good. We are interested in seeing what happens in the Spring because that is usually when I get sick. So here's hoping that I get through the winter and the spring without and problems. But, as you all know I will get sick again it is just a matter of time.

Other than that things are good. I have been working hard on getting all my Christmas presents made and as soon as I am done I always decide that there is one more person that I should make something for, but it keeps me busy.

Nothing too much to report, I have been spending time with friends and family and I am in a good place right now. I am excited for Christmas to come and to get to see everyone open the presents that I worked so hard on.

Take care, love to all
Stacy

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pistachio Heaven

Soooo, my health is pretty good at the moment. My walking seems to be a little off but nothing that I can't handle. Overall things are good!
I haven't been up to much because I have been so broke and so tired. I seem to be sleeping longer than ever and have been going to bed so super early. I have plans this weekend to go to a trivia night with friends and family and I am really excited. Trivia night is always a good time! I think I will take pistachio's, they are my new favorite snack.

Anyway, just a quick note to let everyone know that I am okay and all is well with me.

Love to all, take care,
Stacy

Monday, October 26, 2009

Move that Bus (or for DHS move your A$$!)

Hey Hey, So I better get back on track and start writing my blog again for it has been almost a month since my last confession lol

I haven't been feeling my best. I have been very depressed and very pukey. Fun Fun! Truth is my medicaid card didn't come like it should have and I haven't been taking all my prescriptions and that only makes things worse. My life w/o Cymbalta is not good. I have been crying at everything and anything. Last night I cried at America's Funniest Home Videos, which is NOT the point of that show. I called the DHS lady again today and hopefully this time she will call me back. I am going to run out of my injectons in a few days and I don't have $4,000 laying around to pay for them out of my pocket. I gave them the receipts they needed over two weeks ago and they better get a move on down there. I don't know who much any of you have ever had to deal with DHS but I tell ya that are not always the nicest and the fastest people. Anyway so between crying and puking from not feeling well I have not done much over the past week or so and am looking foward to this weekend and some Halloween parties. Giving that , I am feeling better. I am better than I was but still not great.

Okay, so let me see if there is anything positive to write about... Nope nothing, I still feel like the world is crap lol.

Anyway, I promise to write again soon when I am feeling better.

Love to all, Take care,
Stacy

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Guess who's back, back again!

I know it has been a while but I had canceled the internet with Mediacom and waited a little bit before I signed up with At&t, but I am back online now woo hoo.

Let's see what has been going on. Health wise things are good. Nothing really to report there. No pain, no headaches, just a little off balance but I am used to that happening.

Have I been up to anything fun. Gosh I have to think lol. Nothing to crazy just some random events with friends. I am going to the movies tonight with JLO and so I am looking foward to that.

I am working on a baby blanket for Zoe since my last one did not turn out. I also am going to sew some purses out of recycled sweaters, I just need to get to good will to see if they have anything good sweaters and I need mom's help in learning to sew lol. We bought one at the Beaux Arts festival and it is really cool.

Anyway, hope everyone is good.
Love to all, take care,
Stacy

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Love my Molina

Health is good nothing really to report there for once.

Went to St. Louis with my mother last week and had a great time. We were able to get to the stadium so I could get a new shirt which says, Love my Molina. We were not able to get to a game although they were playing because mom was on there on business. Morty was not able to go because he had to much fun in Ames and got a splitting headache. I actually have a new Morty on the way hopefully, so far I am the only bidder for him on Ebay. I know I am weird but don't worry about me.

I got some new craft stuff at Ben Franklin this last weekend and am ready to embark on a new adventure of making scrubbies. As long as I am feeling well and so is Grandma I will be taking it over to her house on Thursday to get started.

This weekend is the Milan Indian Summer Festival and I am really looking forward to it. Last year I was so sick I only went one night for about and hour and didn't even go the the parade.

Anyway, love to all.
Stacy

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Want to sew?

Hello,

So this week I went to my Neuro and my regular doctor. The regular doc still doesn't know what is causing the pain and advised me to speak to the Neuro about it. I did and he didn't have much to say and so that is disappointing. I guess I will have to learn to live with it when I have it. Take some more Aleve lol. The Neuro did say that I was doing very well, but I already knew that :)

As for my headaches, I am going on Yaz. I will start that a week from Sunday when it is time to start a new pack of pills. I will let you all know if it seems to make any difference. I have a friend that takes it and she says it does help her a bit and so I will have to wait and see.

Also, I got a sewing machine and I am so exc ited to learn how to use it! I don't know what I will make first, prolly nothing, prolly just practice sewing straight lines lol.

Anyway, hope all is well with everyone, love to all
Stacy

Monday, August 10, 2009

I've got a brand new boyfriend

Hello Hello,

Okay, so health wise I have been pretty good lately. I am still having a lot of pain but most of the time it goes away the next day and so that is good. Last night I had it so bad in my left knee it was really hard to walk and so I took some Aleve, a few of them, and sat around for the night. I go back to the doctor next week and so I will see what he says. I will prolly end up at the Neuro for that and for my headaches. I think I might ask him if I can try that new pill Yaz to see if that helps. That or get some type of drug to take when I get a headache so that I don't feel like I am drying.

What else is going on??? Hmmm. Celebrated both Payton's and Marice's 7th birthdays. And oh yeah I got a brand new boyfriend. His name is David. He is really great. He takes really good care of me. Mows my lawn, cooks for me, he is great.

Anyway, more later.

Love to all,
Stacy

Anyway,

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Not the patient!

Wow, it's been a while since I have written. Sorry! Not that anyone reads this anyway.

Health wise, I have had a trip to the ER a couple of weeks ago for a migraine but I was all better after the drugs they gave me up there. Still trying to figure out the exact cause of them. Part of me thinks that it is related to my period but still not sure. I also have been suffering from migrating joint pain and have been off to the doctor for that. He thought I might have Lyme disease and so I was treated for that and arthritis but both tests came back negative. I go see him soon to follow up and perhaps will be off to the Neuro to try to find more answers to the pain and the migraines.

I did go on vacation to visit my family in ND and I had a great time! We stopped at Minneapolis on the way up and went to the zoo and to a Twins game. We also spent a little time at the Mall of America. OMG is that place huge!! I would love to go back there for a few days!!!

Let's see what else. Julie fell the other day chasing Jack and broke her elbow. I went to the ER and for once was not the patient. I haven't talked to her today but last time I did she was still in a lot of pain. This just happened on Sunday.

Well, I am at my parents and I can smell that dinner is ready and so

Love to all, Take Care,
Stacy

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It's Thriller Time

Wow so let's get this started.

Health has been sucky. Not that that is really a word but hey who cares. MS wise things have been okay but I get these stupid migraines from time to time that just make me wish someone would just cut off my head. I know I would be dead then, but hello my head would not hurt. Anyway, I have been in bed since last Friday and now finally today I ended up going to the ER where they pumped me full of fluids and gave me the headache cocktail and I am feeling much better. I did feel bad though today because my mother was supposed to go to Gma's but the doc said to take me to the ER and she didn't go. Needless to say Gma is still waiting for her visit and didn't have much to say about her not being over, other than "When will you come over?"I know that sometimes people are just so used to me being sick that they just don't get it when I feel like someone is banging on my head with a hammer. OMG. Anyway mom will be off to see Gma tomorrow and she will be a happy duck. I will go to if I am feeling good. I didn't go last Thursday since it was hot out and I don't have air in my car and I thought it was a bad idea. Don't give up Granda I will be back lol.

I haven't seen much of Zoe since I have been sick either and so that is on my agenda for the Holiday weekend.

I must mention the deaths of MJ and Farrah. Farrah was a little before my time and so I don't have much to say about her. As for MJ, I totally remember being in grade school and being at Skate Ranch and them showing the Thriller video on their huge screen tv. It was so cool! Man, those were the days. He was such a strange man but also very talented.

This weekend is the Holiday of course and then next week I will be off to visit family in ND. I will be sure to blog before I leave and when I get back.

Take care, love to all!
Stacy

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tap Dance Fever!!


Ladies and Gentleman,

I can tap both my feet! Woo Hoo. I have been able to get around without a cane and realized that I haven't tried to tap my foot in a while and it works!! I am so happy!!! I am going to tap that little foot all the time just because I can, woo hoo.

In other news, Julie had the baby. A little girl, Zoe Lynn Fuller, on June 9th. 8 lbs 6oz 21 1/2 inches long. She i beautiful!!



I have been really tired lately but there are so many wonderful things going on that I refuse to let it bring me down.

Sorry I haven't written in a while,

Love to All,
Stacy

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Get used to it!

Well, i went to the Neuro the other day he thinks that I am stable, as in my symptoms are not getting worse at the moment. He decided to keep me on Copaxone for now. We will discuss it again when I have my next exacerbation, because yes there will a next one.

Anyway, other than that, my foot has not changed at all and so for now it is permanent and I just need to learn to live with it, after all it could be much worse.

Not too much else going on, I's broke and been staying close to home.

Take care, my love to all!
Stacy

Monday, May 11, 2009

Walk This Way

Well, this week I am off to the Neuro. I still haven't seen any improvement in my foot and wish it would get better but I just might be stuck with a cane. I believe we will also be setting up the switch to Tysabri. I guess I will be glad to be off everyday injections and sitting in a chair for four hours a month gives me time to read whate ver book I am currently on. I am also off to my gyno tomorrow to have a broken blood vessal looked at, how odd, it look alright to me.

This past weekend was the MS Walk and it was a lot of fun. Had some people I haven't seen in forever show up and it was great to see them. I didn't walk very far but I just couldn't. I have been so tired lately and the more people around me the harder I find it to walk. Large groups don't always pay attention to the people around them and I don't have time to watch what they are doing because I am concentrating on walking :)

Didn't do much of anything else this past weekend. I did go to my mom's yesterday for Mother's Day and we all had pizza, it was nice.

Love to all,
Stacy

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Need a tissue?

Hello Hello

So I went to the doctor today for my Ultrasound and mammogram for the two lumps that my doctor found the other week. The mammogram was not bad at all, I expected it to really hurt. After that was done and the radiologist had reviewed the scans they told me that the ultrasound was not necessary. The lumps were so small he could hardly find them on the scans. And so they told me to go home because it was just tissue woo hoo. I really didn't think that it could be anything else, I mean I just didn't think that it would be possible that I could have another disease on top of everything that I already have.

My foot has not improved at all, it will still not tap. I go to the Neuro next week.

This past weekend was quite but great. I went to Joe's Crab Shack on Saturday with a friend and I we rode down in his convertible. The best day ever. So nice outside and of course the food was wonderful!!!

No big plans for this week. Every one take care.

Love to all
Stacy

Monday, April 27, 2009

One lump or two

Ok, so I was supposed to go to the doctor for a check up from when I went to see him about 6 mths ago and found out that I had colitis and I thought since I was going I would add my pap since I was due. I called and they said that they would add it. I was in the room talking to the nurse, which is a long time childhood friend, and mentioned it to her and she didn't have it listed and so she added it at the last minute. That is why I was so shocked at the results. The doctor told me that he found two lumps in my breasts and that I would need to have a mammogram and and ultrasound. I wasn't so worried about what would happend I was just shocked becasue the whole thing was so last minute and unexpected. I talked to my mom and she reminded me that I have had a lump in the breast for a long time, I had forgotten about it because I was only 15 when they found it, and it was nothing. The new lump is in the same breast as the old lump and so I expect that it, they, will be nothing.
I also have a broken blood vessel that I need to get checked out and so I have an appointment for that too. I just didn't expect to have to go see more doctors and have more tests. The tests for my breasts are scheduled for May 5th and I will let everyone know what they find, but as I said I expect it to be fine.

I still haven't had any improvement in my foot. It will still not tap and my walking has not improved and so I am still using a cane, but hey it could be much worse. I go back to the neuro on May 13th.

Right now I have a cold. I got through the whole winter without one and NOW I am sick lol

Didn't do too much this past weekend, spent it mostly with my parents and grandma.

Take care, love to all!
Stacy

Monday, April 20, 2009

Weebles wobble but they don't fall down

New week, new blog :)

Well, let's see what to do first haha.... health is about the same as last week. I have not noticed any difference in my foot. It still does not work, I am not able to tap it. I was really wobbly yesterday and almost feel quite a few times, but atlas I didn't! My walking is still silly looking and I have to concentrate really hard on what I am doing and so I took it pretty easy this week. I didn't do much other than a couple of lunch dates, I mean a girl has to eat right??? I had dinner at Exotic Thai with a girl I used to work with at Deere, it was awesome to catch up, and another day I met up with another girl I used to work with at Deere that has MS as well. I wanted to talk to her a little but about her reaction to Tysabri. She said that it made her feel horrible and she moved on to Chemo, but it is different for everyone and so who knows what it will be like for me. I am still talking the oral steroids and I do not go back to the doctor until the middle of May and so it will be a little bit before I have anymore updates on that. I do go to my general doctor this week, time for the yearly woo hoo, but I don't think I need to write anything about that LOL!

We also had Julie's babyshower on Sunday. Pics are posted on FB :)

Take care, love to all!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Hoppy Easter chicks

Hello hello,

I hope everyone had a good Easter. I spent mine with the family and posted a few pics of the girls on FB.

My foot still does not seem to be getting any better but I am able to get around pretty well. Sometimes even without a cane! I think I have just adjusted to the difference.

At the moment the doctors are concerned because my white blood cell count is really well and so they are running some further tests and I was off to give blood again this morning for a BMP. I 'll let ya know what they say. I am supposed to give blood again Wednesday and so I have seen way to many needles lately.

I had a good weekend. Friday night I went out with a bunch of girls from high school and it was super fun to see everyone. So good that in fact that I planned an 80's party at my house just to be sure that I get to see everyone again.

Saturday night I had a bunch of little things going on but I ended the night with the Bad Boyz crew, always a good time.

Love to all,
Stacy

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

No to chemo!

Ok, I went to the doctor today and he does not want to do Chemo for therapy he thinks that starting Tysabri will be better. There have been people that died from a brain disease called PML and so I will have to be monitored very closely. Tysabri is a 4 hour infusion at the hopstial once a month and so I would not have to do daily injections anymore which will be interesting after almost 4 years of being a pin cushion. http://www.nationalmssociety.org/about-multiple-sclerosis/treatments/medications/natalizumab/index.aspx Is a link to the NMSS page that will give more info on Tysabri for those of you that are interested. I am worried about PML but I don't have much choice at this point. The steroids have not improved my current symptons. They have not worsened but I need to do something to try to stop the disease from progression further.

Take care, love to all
Stacy

Monday, April 6, 2009

Stacy from the Block

New week, new blog.

Well, I haven't really noticed any improvement in my foot at all. As I said that I tried to tap it and it still will not work. I go to the doctor on Wednesday morning and we will see what he says. I am afraid that I will have to do Chemo and that worries me. People get through that all the time but it's just not something I ever expected when I was diagnosed with MS. Chemo is for cancer, not MS right?? So weird. I tell ya though if I lose my hair, I am going to get one cool ass wig!

I am getting around better, but it's more just because I seem to have adjusted to getting around. I still need to use a cane, if I am just around the house I am okay but to go out and about I need it. It takes so much concentration to walk that it is super annoying. Such a simple thing that each of us do, but I have to think about it before I even put my feet on the floor to stand up.

Othan than that it was a good week. I didn't go see my grandmother on Thursday but I went with my mother on Saturday and so I was able to give her some time. I think I will be good to go over there myself this week and we will take our usual trip to Aldi haha. I didn't do too much on the weekend, I went for dinner and drinks on Friday with my parents and Saturday I babysat my cousin's daughters. They made me watch Mickey Once Upon A Christmas OMG! Afterwards I went down to Bad Boyz and had a few beers with Nicki and her husband Doug. A very good time. I look forward to going down there again this Saturday night and anyone else that is out should come down too!

I guess the only big thing I did this week was go to the NKOTB concert (I was supposed to go to Chicago on Saturday with Nicole and see RENT but I decided it was not the time to go for me) The concert was great, as in it brought back a lot of memories of old teenage times. It wasn't like the big concerts that you go to know but it was entertaining and they sang all the old songs that you wanted to hear.

Not too much on the schedule for this week or weekend other than Easter Sunday dinner, which is just a small gathering and I am hoping to catch up with some family that is in from out of town.

I will post an update Wednesday after I go to the doctor to let you know what he says.

Take care, love to all!
Stacy

Monday, March 30, 2009

Move that foot!

Health first, I have had my first official exacerbation (relapse) in 7 mths. It is an improvement to at least say it has been 7 mths. I just finished doing 3 days of IV steroids and will now go on to 1 month of oral steroids. I really have not noticed any improvement in my left foot and will go back to the doctor next week. My foot is still as still as ever. As I mentioned before, try tapping your feet. My right one works just fine, but my left foot does not move at all.

And so now, if the steroids do their job that is great and nothing will have to change treatment wise for me. But, if they do not work I am looking to have to try Tysabri or Chemo as treatment options for I am running out. None of the treatments are a cure but they are supposed to help slow the progression of the disease and that is what I need because it seems to have a mind of it's own!

Honestly, I feel pretty good, other than the fact that my foot does not work. I am really tired right now but that is just because the steroids drive my body crazy and I have not had much sleep.

I did make it out to dinner on Saturday night with Nicole and Caine and of course Sean and Julie. We went to Bass Street and it was great! Last night Amie and her cousin came over while the Rents went to bowling and we just hung out and watched TV.

Not too much on the agenda for this week, BUT the NKOTB concert on Thursday!!!

Love to all, Stacy

Monday, March 23, 2009

Please sir may I have some more

Health first. I hate that I actually have something to write here. First, I have been in pain. It moves everyday. One day it hurts when I bend my knee, next day it hurts to use keep my hands open, today both of my wrists hurt. I have never had pain with MS before and this really hurts!!

Second, I am losing control in my left leg and foot. They are not numb but I can not move them well. For instance if you asked me to tap my feet, I can do that with the right one but the left one would not move, you would think that I just wasn't tapping that foot, when I was sitting here concentrating really hard trying to get it to work. I called the doctor and he can't see me until Wednesday afternoon. He has a habit of just admitting me to the hospital when I am sick and so I might end up there in a couple of days, I just don't know. When symptoms show up they usually get worse before they get better.

Other than that, I had a great weekend. A group of us went to the trivia night for the Milan Animal Shelter and they raised over $6,700. We were not the winners that night, we came in 11th out of the 48 teams but we were happy with that and had a lot of fun.

Anyway, my wrists really hurt, love to all. Stacy

Monday, March 16, 2009

chao ban

Health first as usual. I am feel better after sleeping most of my weekend away. I still find some time for fun though. Kumar came over Friday and we just watched tv and layed on the couch since I didn't feel well. Saturday I never made it out to any bars or parties but I layed in bed most of the day since my headache had not gone away. I did get out of bed long enough to join Kumar and his friends for dinner. We went to MJ's in Davenport and I have some chicken dish which was good, though I will try something different next time. I can't tell you what the name of the dish was since Kumar ordered for me, wish my permission, and it was in Vietnamese anyway and so I wouldn't say it right anyway. Better to leave that up to him. I came home and went back to bed afterwards.
Sunday I had an early breakfest with Nicole and we got a chance to catch up a bit, just a few more weeks and we will be off to Chicago for the day to see Rent!! For lunch I met Julie and Jen and we put the final plans on the shower and now I just have to order the food and get the invites done. I also went to the movies Sunday night and saw the Last House on the Left. Neither of us really cared for it and so I would pass if it was on your list of things to see.

I don't know if you guys know about 80/20 or not and I want to make sure to share and so here is some info on it!
In love you are never going to find the 100% of what you're looking for in a mate, mostly about 80%. Of course you'll see that left over 20% in others and that may sway your attention because that's the missing portion you've been looking for. However if you leave your 80% for that other you'll only be getting 20% and now in need of 80%! Most people don't think in those terms but it makes so much sense. But of course things are never so black and white. Not many people are just 20%. Qualities will overlap and both could be 80% but some have different traits that you were looking but never all. The key is to be able to figure out what kind of "80 percenter" you are looking for. And will some traits be worth more than others? Putting it all into mathematical terms makes my head hurt and I find it makes finding "the one" a little more analytical. We make mistakes but if focused on this 80-20 rule in love it might help us to make wiser decisions. We just have to slow down and think before we leap. This is something I had to really think about after having a good conversation with some friends. Are there certain qualities that I hold so high which are really 20% qualties and, therefore, ones I can live without? My hope is that if I find an 80%, then the 20% not achieved would be something that wouldn't be a deal breaker because I get so much more. I just need to narrow down what I consider 20%.
I'm also in favor of another rule that I'd like to think I coined called the debt vs. investment scenario in dating. I believe that "the one" is someone that will only make you a better person and help you to a better life (investment). The "not the one" is someone who makes you worse off than you were without him be it financially, emotionally or physically (debt). For example, a guy that makes you smile and adds a brightness to your day- investment and he should be someone you should keep to pursue a deeper relationship. A guy who is negative, perhaps says mean things to you and affects the way you feel about yourself has only made you worse off and therefore put you in debt emotionally. I try to employ this logic and it has kept me from making some big mistakes and I bet it could work in well with this 80/20 rule. Oh, well, just my thoughts.


Love to all,
Stacy

p.s. chao ban is hello friend in vietnamese :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wish me luck!

Health first as usual, nothing too much going on. I haven't been feeling my best but still good for the most part. My head has been hurting and my stupid injection sites are itching like crazy, this comes and goes.

Last week was good. I spent time with family and it was fairly quiet, but with all the rain I didn't want to go do much. I just stayed in and watched movies and hung with the pets.

I am taking Grandma to the new casino on Thursday and maybe I will win tons of money to take a trip somewhere, wouldn't that be great. I have also started planning Julie's baby shower, if you see this and would like to come, let me know.

I hope all is well with everyone, all my love, Stacy

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Another week bites the dust!

Hello hello, so the health thing is still okay at the moment. I have been tired and sleeping really long hours but I feel good and have been able to enjoy spending time with family and friends because of it. Currently I am looking for a kettlebell to work out with but it seems that all local places either have ones that are to heavy for me or they don't carry them in the store at all and you have to order online and so I have stopped my search for the day. I found some options but am not willing to hit that order button just yet.

This past weekend was great. I spent time with Kumar on Friday. He brought over dinner and we watched a movie. It was a quiet night but very nice. Saturday I played Wii with my little cousins and Sunday I went to see Twilight finally with a couple of friends. Great Weekend! As long as my health is good I will continue to try to jam in as much fun as possible. I just don't know if I will wake up tomorrow and be all sicky.

Anyway, to all a good week!!!
All my love, Stacy!

Monday, February 23, 2009

It's a pirates life for me.

Yo ho ho it's a pirate life for me.

Health is fine. Have been tired but I am used to that and still is nothing major to deal with.

The past weekend was great. I went with Kumar, Sean, and Julie to the RI All Alumi Event up at Belgrade and it was fun, but I always have fun with Kumar. I didn't do much else this past weekend because I was so tired and needed to sleep, but it was still a good weekend and I am happy and that is the most important thing.

I don't have too much going on this week, but I am going to get my hair did at 3 today and so I am happy about that. I have been putting it off for forever now but I have to get the layers cut back in, I just have to! haha.

I did watch the Oscar's but I thought they were pretty boring. I put the movies in my Netflix queue but didnt watch much of the event and concentrated on the last book of the Twilight series. I am now done with all 4 and since I plowed through them the first time I will have to go back and read them again. Won't be a problem because I loved them. Luckily I bought all four at once and just have to put one down and pick up the next one. I would totally recommend the books and I look forward to watching the movie when it comes out on DVD next month.

Take care, Love to all!

Monday, February 16, 2009

I am not the big winner! At the casino anyway :)

Okay so this past week was really good. Health wise other than being very tired, I did not have any problems.

I did meet a wonderful guy (whom I shall Kumar). He is great. We spent a nice quiet evening at his house Friday night watching movies and cuddling on the couch. Very nice and so Valentine's Day was not as lonely as I predicted it to be, it actually turned out to be a very nice day. I spent most of it with the mother and father, but all in all it was a very nice day. Sunday I spent most the of day with Grandma. We took her to the new casino, where I did not win, but then the two of us went out to lunch and ran to the grocery store. And so it was a nice weekend full of family and a new friend :) I was very much at peace all weekend.

As for this week, I am spending the day with Kumar tomorrow and expect to have a fantastic day!
I will also get my taxes done this week and head to grandma's as usual if I am feeling okay.
Oh one last piece of really good news, I just got word from my lawyer that the one student loan that I have left will be all gone very soon. They are willing to take a payoff of 3k for a 15k loan, which my mother of course jumped at and so anyway when I do go back to work, I will not have any bills other than my home. Both of my student loans will be gone!!!! Though if you have seen my replacement to the Bug you know that someday I will HAVE to buy a new car hahaha!

Love to all!
Stacy

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Viva la viva my soul

Hey new week so new blog.

Health first as usual. Things are good. I have bit a bit down in the dumps but that not MS related, just boy troubles, but I am moving on. I will be fine, I always am.

I had a great weekend. It was full of family and friends! I did tons of fun stuff. Went out with my parents and friends, went to the movies, a basketball game, breakfest, and even made time to get back to grandmas. It was a great weekend! It got my mind off of silly unimportant things and back on stuff that's important.

I have plans to go out with a bunch of girls Friday night and that should be great too!

BTW I love this year's Grammy Cd. Check it out if you haven't yet.

Love to all!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

I know, I'm a bad girl

Okay I haven't been blogging and have had a request to get you all up to date.

Health first. All is basically okay. I have just been really tired lately and even after sleeping all night have found it nencessary to take a nap pretty much everyday. I did fall over this morning when I got up off the couch but nothing is broken I just had to clean up the water that I spilled all over the floor. My left foot just didn't want to work but after a few minutes all was okay. I must have just been sitting down for too long.

I am not feeling so hot today but that is more because I am stressed more than anything. Carlos (again not his real name but it you don't know who I am talking about just ask) has met another girl and not that they are dating or anything but it shocked me and so I am dealing with that right now. I just talked to him a little bit ago and we need to figure out somethings between us and so not a lot to say on that.

Last weekend I went to Jungle Bungle and had a great time. It was a bday party for my friends son and I got to see so many people that I haven't in a few years and so it was great! There are some pics posted on my Facebook page of that.

I have been feeling a bit lonely the past few days and have booked some time with different people over the next few days to get out of my funk.

Everyone take care and I will talk to you soon!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ice Fantasy

Okay so I am a little late this week in writing but I am now ready and so here it goes.

Health first, I went to the doctor yesterday and he said that I looked good and he does not need to see me again for a few months unless I have issues and need to see him before then. I must say though that the sad thing for me is that I know I will get sick again, not that I am sitting around everyday thinking oh poor me for I am trying to do the opposite. I wake each day and assess how I feel and then decide what I should do that day.I really try to live for today because I just don't know how I will feel tomorrow and even my doctor said yesterday it's hard with MS, you really never know what to expect. Anyway, as I said things are good right now! Carpe diem right!

Other news, I went to Disney on Ice. I was told it was a family thing and really was not given a choice. My father claimed it was really for Marice and Amie but I think he was really the one that wanted to go. I remember years ago go we went to see Toy Story on Ice and we had no kids other then me and whatever friend I took along, I don't remember who it was. Anyway, I lived through Disney on Ice!!

Oh one last thing, I got carded last night when I ordered an adult beverage OMG!!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Gingerbread Mess

Okay so let's get the health stuff out of the way first. I am still having a very difficult time typing and if it was not such good occupational therapy I would just put the computer way, but I have tons of time too and so I type on. Other than my hands bugging me still I have now noticed that my feet are a little numb and so I will have to keep an eye on that over the next few days. I do go to the doctor next week, but if I notice any change before then I will need to call him to get in earlier. Also, my injections sites don't seem to be itching this week and so I am happy about that.

Okay so now for more entertaining stuff. I watched the movie "Gran Torino" and I highly recommend it, but do be advised that it has very strong language, but by and bye a great film.
Other than that my Grandmother and I finally put together our gingerbread house that we could not get done before Christmas and it was a mess. We put it all together and it then just fell apart. We joked that all the white frosting it looked like it was blown apart by a blizzard. We had a great time though and that is all that matters.

I am also really excited that Nicole are I are going to see Rent in Chicago in April!!!
Oh one last thought, I am sooo happy that so many people are interested in participating in Walk MS 2009. I hope that we can use Facebook to address any issues that our friends are having and need help with and so if someone else out there needs help with a cause don't be afraid to ask!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Hello

Just a quick hello to see if the new app I added will show a new post :)

Let's catch up

It's only been a few days since I have written but I think that Monday will be my normal blog day and so here it goes...

Most of you know that I have MS by now and since I will blog quite a bit about my health I thought I would add a bit more details for those that never followed my blog on myspace. I take eight RX's a day, one is an injection called Copaxone that is used to slow the progression of MS. If you need to more about MS just ask me, or another good starting point is the National Multiple Sclerosis Society website, it is good at explaining the disease and it's symptons. I also have several other meds that have been added over the last 4 years since being diagnosed.

I a pill for depression, a lot of the MS drugs cause it, I take a pill for hypothyrodism, a pill for hypertension, a pill for Colitis, a birth controll (don't want to get knocked up when taking the MS drugs, I take a pill to control spascity, and one last pill for Acid Reflex. I also take pills for migraines and nausea as needed. I write this all not to just let you know what different things that I am dealing with but in case any of you suffer from any of the same aliments.


Currently I am being driven crazy by my injection sites for they are itching like crazy, it is a normal side effect but I don't have it all the time. Second my hands are not working quite right and so typing this is taking a long time but it is good therapy for my hands.

Ok so as for something more fun, my friend Nicole and I met up after several years last night for dinner at Bass Street Chop. The talented Chef Lear was working and made a wonderful dinner for us. If I had a restaurant I would hire Doug to be my Executive Chef (this Nicole I ate with was not his wife, not this time, but I know Doug through his wife Nicole). Anyway, I did not know until the other night that they have great Sunday dinner specials in which you get a whole meal for one price. Normally it is ala carte. Anyway, we had portabella french fries to start things off and then I had the special which was a 80z steak with 4 shrimp, brocolli, mashed potatoes, and a salad. It was $29.99, that is a wonderful price for all that food. The evening was great. Nicole and I had a lot to catch up on and still do. It was a wonderful evening.

I don't have much scheduled for this week. If you know me then you know I don't like to make a lot of plans because I never know if I will feel well or not.

Hope everyone has a great week! More later...

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcome to 2009

Well it's a new year and so far I am off on right track, being that last year on this day I woke up sick and the rest of the year was horrible. I have never been so happy for a year to be over. As of today I would say that I am remission I don't seem to have any major symptoms holding me back, just the normal ones like fatigue, and for I guess some issues with my fingers because I am having a horrible time typing.

I learned a lot of new things in 2008, not entirely by choice, such as that the Link card requires you to use the EBT button at the store, and what a spenddown is. For those that don 't know what I am talking about, welcome to the world of DHS, ha ha.

Anyway, giving my typing is making this short note take me a long, I will stop for now.

My previous blog on myspace will be deleted in the next 48 hours :)