I'm not sure what to write about today...just that I should write something! It's been a while, and I promised myself that I would write every week. Minor fail.
I had a day yesterday when I was out from 9.30 until 5 and it's taken its toll. So I'm sat here bleary eyed, with coffee, trying to get some divine inspiration. The fact that I could be out that long is a testament to how well Tysabri is working! In fact I'm due to have my next batch on Thursday, and normally my the end of the month I start flagging so my stamina has been better this month.
I've been sewing a lot again recently, which has meant not writing so much. Last time I was on a sewing 'mission' I was experiencing a manic episode of my bipolar and sewed so much I gave myself RSI in my wrist! This time it is much more relaxed and I'm enjoying it. I'm sewing for my business Bubbaloop which has an Etsy shop. Not much sells at the moment, because the shop isn't that well established, but I'm hoping things will pick up and I can start earning a little bit of money from it. If anything it's keeping me busy, and come September when Ed starts preschool I'm going to have a lot more time on my hands. It's funny how my first thought is 'how can I fill my time', whereas when posting this dilemma to a friend she just said 'look after yourself!'. It's an interesting thought! And one that shouldn't be overlooked!
It's like there's a light at the end of the tunnel now, and I see how things are going to become less physically demanding which frankly is a bit of a relief. No one can prepare you for how hard it's going to be, yes it's a happy and rewarding time, but hard nonetheless. As a mum with MS, that was always my fear - that I wouldn't be able to cope with the physical demands, but I'm nearly at the point where I feel like I can say 'I've done that and bought the T-shirt'.
In the grand scheme of looking after myself, I'm still on a mission to lose weight....but not only that just get healthy. Try and do more exercise and enjoy it. In the past I've used MS as a reason to not do certain types of exercise, like aerobics for example, because the high impact stuff doesn't mix well with fatigue, but I've found some YouTube videos that are doable for me. This one is a 'Walk at Home' which I found really good. It's only 25 minutes, which is fine for me, and it intermingles walking and standing toning exercises.
I've also cut out sugar again, but I'm determined to have a real lifestyle change and stick at it this time - I haven't had any sugar in 3 weeks. I am very proud of that, and weirdly I don't miss it. I'm waiting for some huge sledgehammer of craving to hit me, but it hasn't yet which is good and so far I've noticed that cutting out sugar has helped with my tingles which is great.
I think I've brain dumped enough for now! I promise my next post will be full of purpose and be wonderfully witty. ;)
Till next time