What Would MS Be Like If We Gave Up Eating Animal 🍔 🍕 🍦 and Eventually QUIT Taking Our Treatment??

What do you think life would be like if we all could give up our MS Treatments (Tecfidera, Copaxone, Aubagio, Betaseron, Gilenya, Limtrada, etc… ) and utilized the power of healthy

food to care for our bodies?

What if we focused on eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and perhaps lean meats?

When I was still teaching I followed a macrobiotic diet (veggies, fruit, beans, legumes, egg whites, nuts–not tropical choices, seeds, whole grains). The ultimate success was to avoid animal or for me at least minimize 🥩 🧀 animal–dairy was my weakness!!!! (I am a 🍦🍨 ice cream 🍦 🍨 lover!!!!)

I cross trained at least 15 miles a week then, I had students to support in 4 different elementary buildings, I was a mom, wife, house cleaner, laundry doer, homework helper, soccer mom, band supporter, gift shopper, holiday preparer, etc…, etc…, etc… Back then I walked with a smooth effortless gait at a normal pace, my bladder and pelvic floor were on good behavior, my memory was stronger!!

If I went back to this style of eating and did it thoughtfully (I also have stomach issues) could I gain back some of my mobility or short term memory loss??

Curious to hear about diets that work for other MS’ers.

And what have your experiences been like when/if you stopped treatments??

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Just Needed A Little

My husband and son recently got back from a fishing trip to Canada.  As they were driving to the cabin they encountered this sign on the roadway

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Driving to the cabin

 

Then a few days ago I came across this

Reminded me of my childhood when I loved to read Morris the Moose Books by Bernard Wiseman.

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This memory came to me because just like the moose in Alaska, Morris the Moose ……..

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just needed a little help and support from his friends!!!

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I Lost MY HAPPY

I’ve noticed something over the past 10 days that I wanted to share. It is a observation that can change a life!!!! And I need to apply it to my life again immediately!

Several things have occurred in my life over the past days that have been unexpected, devastating and even heartbreaking. It makes me sad. The fact that the happenings occurred almost simultaneously catapulted me to feeling of defeat and even fear. My introverted personality wants to find a safe place to sit safely to protect myself.

Here’s what I’ve noticed as I have shut down– when I spend my days in gloom I don’t notice the beautiful. Previously every single day I would engage, observe, interact and enjoy in life’s majestic moments!! And I ALWAYS had something else I wanted to share on my BLOG!! Those daily joys have not been true lately!!

My big lesson is that I have to put on my HAPPY so I can go through the motions of re-engaging in my life. Over time I will get back to my chipper being and be able to see the magic occurring in front of my eyes every single day, every where I go!!

LIFE IS SHORT!

LIFE IS GOOD!!

FIND YOUR HAPPY!!!

DOG Days of Summer 🐶 🐕 🐶☀️⛱🏝🌤🐶 🐕 🐶

One of our local television stations is having a DOG 🐶 DAYS OF SUMMER Contest.  The winner will receive a 49 inch LG television.  While I don’t need a television I love dogs!!!!!!!!! I enjoyed looking at the cute pictures pop up on the site in the days following surgery.

Today I am definitely feeling better and it came to me that I should enter my fur babies.

The photo contest is supposed to be a picture of your dog enjoying the 🐶 DOG DAYS OF SUMMER.

Some of my favorite submissions are—

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My Great Dane Annabelle’s submission

I’ve always said preparation is two-thirds of any adventure. —Amelia Earhart—

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My other Great Dane, Huckleberry’s submission—

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My puppy, Petey’s submission—

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I think they all deserve to win!!!  I also think the dogs 🐕 🐶 would rather win FREE Treats for a year as opposed to a 49 inch LG TV.

 

Post-Op Visit

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My post-op visit with the surgeon went well.

  • Stitches were removed
  • I was given an anti-scarring cream to apply twice a day to spot where stitches were
  • Glue was left on the larger incision instead of peeling it off
  • Appointment to return in 2 weeks

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The cysts had no cancer!!! Yea!!!!!🍀🦆Since my skin scars easily the surgeon asked me to return in 2 weeks to ensure that all is healing as planned!!

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Tonight at Cheesecake Factory

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My husband, daughter and I are in Houston, Texas.  After a early morning and long drive in insane traffic and a visit to the Galleria for some shopping we decided to grab a bite to eat before retiring for the evening.  My daughter is a avid cheesecake fan so we opted to have dinner at The Cheesecake Factory.

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The food was fabulous, the desserts were exceptional but the back waiter, waiter that helps the main waiter, was a man that we can all learn something from.

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I’m ashamed to say I don’t know his name but observed his constant professionalism and thoughtful attitude.  The man constantly refilled drink after drink after drink, took dirty dishes away time after time, happily put leftovers in to go boxes, ran up and down the stairs over and over retrieving food and desserts to quickly deliver to yet another table and always with a quiet sense of accomplishment, a slight bow of his head and a slow backing away from the table.  Each time we were greeted with his presence he exuded a gentle kindness and the goal of making sure every tables needs were met.

Before my husband paid for the evenings meal ($112+ tip, which was probably a normal ticket for a meal, which could mean $20-$25 tip per table) I asked the back waiter if he would get any tips for his hard work and dedication this evening.  He said he did receive some tips from most people.  He then quickly added that in the end it did not matter because “I love my job”. Again we received a smile, a quiet bow of his head and he was off to do what he had been doing all night.

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I left the Galleria with its upscale shops (Rolex, Prada, Tiffany & Co, Neiman Marcus, Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie & Fitch, Gucci, etc…, etc…), restaurants, activities and treats to be reminded that it’s okay to enjoy nice things and moments, but it’s equally as important to remember we are all part of a community of people that need to lift one another upward so everybody can enjoy nice times and moments. When we pass good deeds onto others with kindness as the goal, it makes us a better group of people. In the end its important to surrround ourselves with people we regard highly and aspire to be like.  These people are after all a reflection of us and our goals in life.  That’s where I want all of us to live, whether it’s Kansas City, Houston, Atlanta, or Tampa, surrounded by good people supporting good people.

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