Sunday, April 01, 2007

Tired Left Side, Blurry Eyes Revealed and Hating Ants - All in a Days Post

If my left side is tired, does that mean my right brain is tired?
I'm a left side of the brain person I guess... my right side is functioning well. My left side isn't. Is that how that works?
All weekend my left side has been so tired. I feel knots and aches and just tired on the left side of my body, it's just strange.
Now, my left side has always been the first sufferer of my MS flare-ups. Poor left side. And I'm sure my abuse of it, by carrying my 2 1/2 year old son, my laptop bag, my purse (that weighs a ton all on its own) and anything else I can grab, has not made my left side very happy. But this weekend, it's been unusually weak.

You've all read about my twitches and sputters and cold spots and numbness and jabs of pain throughout my body. But this weekend, actually it started on Friday, I felt my index finger "stick". At the time my left side hurt from my ear down my neck through my arm and I thought, well I just have a pinched nerve. LOL!! That cracks me up!! Since that was what I thought I had when I found out it was MS instead.

Anyway, off topic... I went to move my arm and my index finger was flexed, I guess you could say, or spasmed in a way that I knew I wasn't moving it in the position it was in. When I went to move it back with the rest of the gang (my other fingers) it wouldn't. Lasted about 30 seconds. And of course 30 seconds is a long time when your fingers aren't listening to your brain.

Maybe it's stress and truly being tired, but just another little spasm of "Hey! You have MS!"

Went to the eye doc the other day and yep, I have MS, so the blurred vision "can be somewhat from that" but I'm also "getting up there in age" so it's time to wear my glasses more frequently. The quotes are from my eye doc! NICE -huh? LOL!! So he not only upped my prescription but said I needed bifocals! And you know what, he's right. He had me hold a card with the little tiny letters in front of me and look up to see the letters on the wall. When I would switch between the two, my eyes had to focus like crazy. But then he added lenses to the bottom of these really sexy test glasses and what a difference!! My only concern was THE LINE! But I'm paying $225 for glasses so I don't get the line. Ah, growing old is fun - and expensive. No wonder my car is so pricey!

Finally for tonight, I'll tell you about my biggest pet peeve - and they're NOT pets. I've never owned an ant farm, no would I get one for my son, just for fear that they'd break free and roam around my house with the other SPRING ants that break into my house every year. UGH!! Frustrating little thieves! We're out of the bug spray, so I've been spraying Clorox bleach kitchen cleaner on them. Thus killing them and sanitizing at the same time.
But, since I've been going crazy tonight killing ants, I can't stop itching!! I get the same thing if I see a spider. Any creepy crawlies and I'm totally wigged out. My poor kids - they think I'm nuts! Or rather know I am.
My daughter is so brave, she picks them up and puts them in her hand and I freak and say, get rid of them and scrub your hands. Poor baby, she's going to be like Howard Hughes if I don't stop telling them to wash their hands all the time.

Thank you again to Stephen for your personal story. Again, puts everything into perspective.
I'm feeling much better. Less doom and gloom. Which, sad to say I think is really hitting hard a certain time of the month. If it's not one thing it's another. :-)

I hope you're all well. Please take care and Happy Spring sans Ants!


draw said...

lol ah the joys of having MS :)

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