Being healthy I think is a privilege sometimes. No I’m not making fun or trying to get under anyone’s skin so calm yourself. Think about it. Now days, EVERYONE has something. We as humans are so fragile. We like to think we are the greater species. If you think about it we aren’t. There are things out there that can take us down in just a second. From viruses to wounds. And we are the top of the food chain!! Diseases are everywhere and Im sure we don’t know the half of it. We have to take the pro active to stay healthy. Yes healthy people still outnumber the sick. Thank you lord. Value your health.
Treasure it, protect it, So many take it for granted until bam… they don’t have it anymore.
Health is not something you want to test to see the limits of how far it can go. Dr’s can only do so much. yes there are great medications out there but do you realize each medication comes with risk. (read the side effects people)
If you already have an illness what then? well, From what I understand, have experienced and learned. Guess it is pretty common sense. You build up everything around it like a big shelter. Eat what you can to fix it, believe it or not food if for healing. when food isnt enough talk to your dr. tell them the truth about where you are in treatment options and WHAT YOU ARE WILLING TO DO. if you arent going to follow the direction then whats the point? They can’t help you if you don’t help yourself.
Some of the medications that we end up having to take though, I tell ya…
I feel like this little dog! On many occasions.
If you tell your dr this medication is interfering with my daily life that I want to be active and live. Trust me. They will help you find options. If they won’t FIND A DR THAT WILL. YOU HIRE THEM.
You have to be open to the fact that there is only so much they can do though. reality is reality.
Multiple sclerosis is a hard disease. I know that so many of us want to do things that we just are unable to when we get in flares. The depression of the life we want and the life that we are in just doesn’t match at the time. We have to keep looking forward. Think about this.
When I was first diagnosed there were 4 choices (plus steroids there is always steroids) of medications for multiple sclerosis treatment. DO YOU KNOW THAT TODAY.. THIS DAY there are 11?
Yeah I just read that. So that should show you there are improvements being made. This should show also other diseases that things are happening with research.
Another thing with M.S. I firmly believe we have chemical sensitivities. I know a lot of you will say “YEAH RIGHT” I used to be one of those people. I proved it in myself. If you want to say yeah right fine. what is the risk. OH yeah.. feeling better? Prove me wrong. I DARE YOU.
~~~~~~~~MS AND DIET~~~~~~
I don’t like to use the word diet because it isn’t it is life style. You have to completely change how you think. I am not saying you cannot enjoy the occasional donut but you cannot jump off the lifestyle you have an underlying illness that will come screaming out like vultures. ask me how I know!!
Here are some of the well known MS related diets. Personally I just like clean eating. These basically have all of the same in it and are structured toward illness.
*CHECK WITH YOUR DR BEFORE STARTING ANY TYPE OF DIET OR EXERCISE PLAN*
Terry Wahls is amazing!!
Paleo is a promising one also. Terry Wahls bases a lot of her diet around that.
~~~~~~~MS AND EXERCISE~~~~~~~~
an object in motion stays in motion. Move it or loose it. We have all heard the phrases. They are awesome. There is some truth to them also. You see people that are still active at 90 years old and people say “oh Good genes.”You talk to them and what is the same thing they say? They stay active. They are doing something every day with purpose. We can not loose our purpose. So we have to get up and move. If you are unable to get up then move it in your chair or where ever you are. If you can’t lift anything but your head lift your head! MOVE SOMETHING. KEEP ON MOVING. If you stop then.. well. you exactly that. Don’t let can’t be your word.
Stretching is important for Multiple sclerosis and well anyone with anything actually. It keeps your muscles stretched and helps us with those GOOD HEAVENS those muscleeee spassssmmms. We hate to so much. We can stretch through them!!
I found this page that has some great stretching exercises. It shows you how to do them. look through it and get up and do them. You may like some of them You may not like some of them. Do em anyway with me.. :) You can find it HERE
Sorry this is so big but If I couldn’t read it… I figured my MS people would have trouble as well.
~~~~Some funnies and other stuff!~~~~
How many of us can relate to the above huh? NOW you understand why I want to get the diet in check?
Sorry This made me cry I laughed so hard. (still laughing)
Hope you all have a wonderful day.
Find something to smile/laugh about.
I am “Still”
~~~Nancy with a Jones~~~