Can I hear an Amen to that?
We all do it, and if you don't you need to. We are our own destiny. We are our own superhero because we are strong. We are resilient.
I know it's hard; sometimes downright improbable, but never impossible.
Celebrate the small stuff because it's not small to us. I went camping last weekend and am ecstatic that I did not pee myself one time all weekend. Go ahead and laugh. I don't care. That is a HUGE accomplishment! The secret? I have NO IDEA, but I'm certainly not complaining.
At this time, I am involved in several alternative treatments so it is difficult to identify the right combination but I'm narrowing it down. This is the fourth week of my TaoPatch therapy and I hope I'm not inventing the progress, slight though it is, I'm experiencing. I actually had planned to request a refund. That was before I lost one of my three patches. I then reminded myself of the expense and got serious about wearing the little disks daily (and using fresh skin tape every day). https://www.taopatch.co/
I've added a daily exercise regime that forces me to be accountable for myself. If you haven't visited My MS Gym with Trevor Wicken (https://themsgym.mykajabi.com/library}, I urge you to do so. It's free unless you choose to purchase a gym membership and even that is less expensive than attending a physical location. The exercises will surprise you. Remember that old adage about judging books by their covers? Coach T provides relatively simple movements that your muscles will not forget.
DRINK MORE WATER!
Yes, I'm shouting at you. It's just that important. For the longest time, I consumed multiple bottles of the flavored stuff but suffered recurring UTIs. Why? It's water, right?
According to the Harvard Medical Scool, artificially sweetened drinks do not necessarily quench or fill up the body like plain ol' water does. In an article on Livestrong.com, consumers are advised to read the label before gulping down that bottle of fruity goodness. I don't actually know the medical reason(s) for plain water versus flavored water, but there is plenty info out there is you want to research further. https://www.livestrong.com/article/386859-plain-water-versus-flavored-water-on-a-diet/
I realize I'm preaching to the choir when I tell you that you are your own champion. No, it's not exactly fair. Yes, we Warriors have been dealt a nasty hand. No, there is no cure at this present time. Yes, there are ways to fight back.
So, go ahead and cry. Fall down but get back up. Celebrate the small stuff.
Keep on keepin' on. It's what we do. We are strong people.
Have a great week,
Lisa, Lady with the Cane