Well, Hurricane Sandy hit my family more than I was anticipating. During Monday night, October 29, 2012, everything was going fine. I foolishly thought to myself that this was overblown out of proportion as usual. Until I heard a snap. Then a loud second snap. A huge tree fell down across our yard stopped only by our patio roof. It took out our electric line. After fighting the cold and the darkness in the house until about Wednesday, the kids and I decided to take refuge in my parents house until our electric came back on.
During that time I had another MS flare up. This is the fifth one this year. Again, I was started on the steroids just when I was feeling back to normal and beginning a healthy lifestyle. I was in tears. I couldn't believe how much bad luck I was having. Between the power going out and another flare up it was too much to take in. I honestly don't know how much more I can handle. I am strong but even for me it gets to be overwhelming. I have one more day of the steroid IV's then onto the pill. I am going to wean off faster than usual with the pill because I just can't take these steroids anymore. I am grateful they help but I need to find other ways. Going to try to eat healthier, talk to my MS doc about some herbal supplements, and begin my exercise again. Also, I see him in two weeks so I am sure I am going to be switching meds again.
I apologize for the lapse of time in communication fellow readers. With all that was going on, I hope you understand. Now it's time to bolt down for the Nor'Easter that is hitting us today. Sometimes I think to myself that this really might be the end of the world. Ha Ha