Dizzy on an Easter adventure

Dinosaurs, Donkeys and MS!

That for me is Enough

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MSnubutterflies

Last night was a rough night. I was in tremendous pain. Getting comfortable at night these days is almost impossible. The pain and stiffness in my legs have made finding a position to sleep almost zero. When I do finally fall asleep I toss and turn. Between the pain and tossing and turning I only get an average of two to three hours of sleep a night. I’m up usually by 1 am unable to go back to sleep.


That’s not what this post is about though. I’ve become kind of used to this nightly process.

This morning I thought to myself poor Greg! It doesn’t only affect me. It affects his sleep and his day as well.


I toss and turn not only moving the entire bed but most of the time I am unable to turn myself. This means I have to grab him and even wake him…

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Chronic Pain, Heal Thyself?

Being Lydia!

Being Lydia!

Daily Prompt – Heal

ChronicPainThe word “heal” can take on a whole different meaning when you have a chronic illness.

I remember the first thing they told us at my pain management program was “We are not here to take your pain away. If you could be healed from it, you wouldn’t be here.” The words hit hard, but we all knew it was true. We were there to learn how to live with our symptoms the best way possible.

As a Christian, I believe the Lord can heal anyone. And this isn’t about faith healings, just that God is in control of everything in my life.

So do these two things contradict for me? No, not at all. When people say they are praying for God to heal me, I say for them to pray for God’s will. He never lets anything happen without reason and I believe I…

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The Walking Pill

Fearless!

Jo Ann Maxwell

walkingI started taking Ampyra (the walking pill) the middle of August.  Today I read an article in Multiple Sclerosis News Today discussing the merits, advantages, and the efficacy of Ampyra.  As with any medication, it works for some and not others.  A friend was in the clinical trials for the drug, but it didn’t work for him.  I have been very pleased with the results I am seeing.  Here are a couple of entries from my blog that discussed the immediate results.

9.7.16   I told you three weeks ago how the new medication, Ampyra, was working for me. I continue to see good improvement. As living with MS goes, I have good days and bad days, but I definitely see great strides.

However, it’s like learning how to walk all over again. You know how you walk with your heel hitting the ground first and then you roll…

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Chickpea Tikka Masala

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Ingredients

  • Coconut or Olive Oil
  • 1/2 of an Onion Chopped
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2 tsp. Fresh Grated Ginger
  • 1 T. Garam Masala
  • 2 tsp. Cumin
  • 2 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric
  • 1 tsp. Cayenne
  • 2 Cans of Chickpeas
  • 2 Cans Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 tsp. Tomato Paste
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Cup Coconut Milk
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cilantro Chopped

I make my own Garam Masala. It’s easy and less expensive than buying it pre-made.

Garam Masala Recipe

  • 6 Cardamom Pods ( husks removed) or 1 1/2 tsp. ground Cardamom
  • 2 T Coriander Seed
  • 1 T Cumin Seed
  • 1 Star Anise Pod
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. Mustard Seed
  • 1 tsp. Fennel Seed
  • 1 T Black Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp. Whole Cloves

Roast all ingredients except ground nutmeg in a skillet over medium heat until fragrant. Stir frequently. Remove from heat and add the nutmeg. Grind all…

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