Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Dealing with the heat, life and love ♥

Tomorrow is the 4th of July, Independence Day for the United States of America, and I will spend it at home where it is nice and cool.  We have been having 100°to 110°F (37°to 43°C) for days on end with no relief in sight until, maybe, Sunday or Monday.  Luckily, I haven't had to leave my house for any reason, aside from seeing my chiropractor yesterday, so I've been keeping very cool but those of us with chronic illnesses still feel the effects of weather changes, even when inside our homes.

My happy news is that when I was coming home from dinner with my parents (after the chiro) yesterday evening, there was a box in my mail with a battery charger and two packages containing four rechargeable batteries in each!  I was so glad and hopeful that I would maybe finally get some relief with my new electrotherapy system and so far, it is working quite well and the charger is actually working as it should.  Yay for me!
I have to admit that as much of a positive person as I have become in recent years, I have few friends in my life.  Wait, what am I saying?  I HAD very few friends until recently!  Now, I have friends to chat with at almost any time of the day and it is absolutely wonderful to know they are there for me as much as I am there for them.  Most of us share an MS diagnosis, but not all.  Those who do can understand me on a different level as we have many of the same insecurities, battles, fears and are able to support one another beautifully.  And in the process, I fell in love and am on top of the world.  What more could I want?

Simply by being true to myself and sharing my insights, an entire world of friends have come into my life and changed my outlook to make it even sunnier than it already was, and this is saying quite a lot.  Yes, I get down on myself and life when my MS is kicking my behind with the pain, but all in all I really am a very positive person as worrying and stressing is pretty damn pointless.  Now I have a new focus.  I have something, or someone, to keep my mind so very occupied that even the pain cannot compare to what I feel in my heart and mind.  I hate to call him a distraction but from the pain, yes, he definitely is that and I am very grateful.  It feels amazing to be happy and smiling from ear to ear for no reason other than knowing he's thinking of me.

Monday, July 2, 2012

The difference one evening can make.....

Life never ceases to amaze me.  When we are not expecting anything to happen but greatly wish it would, life can bring about brilliant events.  Saturday night was one of the most wonderful evenings I've had in.. I can't even remember how long, and all because of one person.  Or I should say, one man.  And now, suddenly life is brighter and pain doesn't seem nearly as bad as it did before.
I'm not going to go into any details about anything as it's too early on to say much except that my heart is floating on Cloud Nine and I don't want it to come down any time soon.  I also don't wish to make any illusions for myself but sometimes, it's difficult not to do just that.  But for now, I'm going to enjoy this wonderful man who has come into my life and delight in getting to know him more and more.♥

Today, Monday, will be a busy day for me.  I have a few overlapping appointments which I hope will end up NOT colliding!  Dorraine will be at my home, my local cable company will be here to hook up phone service so I can have the "Lifeline" placed at a later date and the physical therapist will also pay me a visit.  I hope to receive the package with two rechargeable batteries and charger as the ones I have are not working for more than a few hours and I need more relief.  I believe this TENS system is far superior to the one I had initially, but it's hard to tell with it only working for a couple of hours.
I am thankful for many things in my life, namely my new friends.  I have met the most wonderful people on Facebook, have become very close friends with a handful of them and my life is more enriched and full because of them.  To me, they are not simply names and faces on a screen but real people with feelings and emotions and we share who we are and what we feel with one another on a daily basis.  How often do we really do this in person?  There's Barry and Amy and Cheryl and Brett and Brenda and Kristina and Liz and Mike and many more.. and I'm thankful for each and every one of them.  For someone like me, who is not able to leave her house too often, friends such as these have made all the difference in the world and I am forever indebted to them for the happiness and smiles they have brought me.