Thursday, February 9, 2012

magnesium, forum, vacation

I started adding more magnesium into my supplements, so I have been taking 3 400 mg a day. it seems to help the pain and numbness a lot. Still though, I am having twitches randomly in my arms and hands so that is fun... not really. I have had pain in my hands and my arms too and it makes it hard to move the mouse at times and type... which is great for work. I really feel like my medication is doing next to nothing to me. I have noticed no improvement since starting it and i dread taking it even the 3 times a week because he hurt so bad and the redness. I have a MRI at the beginning of march and then a follow up appointment so i and just trying to put up with everything until i know what the MRI says.

I am on an MS forum now which has been wonderful to talk to others all around the world that have MS and their stories. I have learned a lot from others and what they do that works and doesnt work for them. its also nice to know that its not just me that is having issues with their medications.

my mom and i are going to cancun in 2 weeks, i cant wait to get some natural Vitamin D and just to relax and not thing about anything stressful.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Things I want to make to make a living

Hair Pieces with feathers, I made my own for my wedding and will be making a bunch for a friends wedding that I am the matron of honor in.

Chalkboards using cupboard door- my dad has a pile of cupboard doors he is never going to use, so i might as well make something cool and profitable out of them.

bath product. i need to learn how to make my own bath products since i take so many and then i could create my own label with my graphic design skills

painting furniture- i love doing it, trying to fit something around lots of corners and shapes.

flax seed heat up throws and packs. I practically sleep with my flax seed shawl every night and they are so dang expensive to buy. but i will learn how.... and them sell them

steampunk stuffies.... i've already started on these and they are a lot of fun. i love the steampunk style. i just need to get my sewing machine working :)

If i could make $500 a month on doing all of these awesome things and ideas.... i wouldnt have to work sinc e it would pay for my medical bills and massages. a girl can dream right?
I havent gotten much of a chance to write much recently.

I went to the MS Annual convention in Minneapolis this weekend. The usual drug companies were there and some other companies that help people that are completely disabled. The MS Achievement Center was there and they are a place in St Paul. They have classes you can take including gardening, yoga and fatigue management. ofcourse as long as I am working full time and the schedule that I have, i wont be able to do any of it.

I am working on Dustin putting me on his health insurance and me looking for a part time job. the biggest issue is that he wants me to make the same amount of money that i am making now. do you know of part time work that pays over $20 an hour, that does have me stand on my feet all the time or lift heavy stuff? yeah i didnt think so. sometimes i think we need a financial advisor and my neurologist in one room to talk to us and let him know that this stress is too much for me.

i've slightly gotten better with my numbness. my fatigue is pretty extreme though. i no more than finish up work at 4pm and go right to the couch. its annoying that i dont have the energy all the time to do all of the creative things that i want to do.

i'm starting up a different dose of vitamins as soon as i get the shipment of them. I am excited to start 5,000 IUs of vitamin D and straight b12. Along with Pro-Enz which has a lot of anti imflammatory stuff in it and Fish Oil I am hoping that will help with the fatigue.