Sunday, January 15, 2006

Hanging in there

It's been so long since I wrote. I just thought I should write an update.
I've been so busy with work and then sneaking in time with my family. The last thing I want to do after spending 9 to 10 hours on my computer at work is get on one at home.
My son is now 18 months and oh my he is so much fun to watch!! He's really smart and talks in sentences. Of course they sound like blended words, but people can understand him.
My daughter is still learning how to share, being at that transition stage between being a baby herself and moving to "Princess" stage. 5 is a tough age. She's so smart, she finishes her work at school before anyone else and the teachers don't know what to do with her. Give her more, I say. She loves to learn. I love watching my children embracing life.

Work has been exciting, but busy. We're a small, growing company and I'm one of the 4 contributor's to write our values and purpose. How exciting is that? It can only get better. I hope. Of course, there are always challenges.

I get home from a long day and feel like I'm going to collapse. I don't know why it doesn't affect me during the day. Well, in the late afternoons I've been hitting a plateau, but it's been manageable. I know I need to get moving again. I need to walk.

My team (Pamela's Team) is getting ready to participate in the MS Walk again this year. And people from my work are considering joining! I am so thrilled about that. We have a small team, but do our best to raise money. I know we can reach our goal this year. I'm just so touched that they participate every year with me. They're a great group of people.

The depression is pretty under control now. The fourth med was the charm, I believe. I still have my moments. But it's ten times better than it was. Now I feel like I'm walking through life in awe of the people around me, particularly my kids. It's better this way to see the joy and life in others rather than always worry. Who knew? HA!

I hope you're all well. I've had some cold spot symptoms, the numbness and fatigue. But other than that, I've been doing really well. Copaxone is definitely the drug for me. Just still really am hoping for the pill form. But, who isn't? :-)

2 comments:

mdmhvonpa said...

get home from a long day and feel like I'm going to collapse. I don't know why it doesn't affect me during the day. Well, in the late afternoons I've been hitting a plateau, but it's been manageable.

Yeah, I know that feeling. When you have little to do at work you almost have to find something to keep you mind awake for fear of nodding off.

Miss Chris said...

I am on Copazone too and I haven't had any problems with it although when I was on Betaseron I thought it might kill me. I live in Phoenix Arizona and am kind of used to the heat thing but it's our unseasonably cooler temps that are taking their toll on me. Constant body aches almost flu-like. Many muscle spasms. If I had a choice, I'd take the heat...it makes me tired but I can pace myself throughout the day.