Well, that was intense! James just finished up his first semester back at school, and what do you know, he pulled off straight As! I knew he would, honestly. I can see how much he absolutely loves this program. What could be better for a shy musician than sitting behind the scenes, optimizing audio?… Continue reading First Semester in the Books
I started this blog to try to share what we, as a family, are going through, and how I handle it. There have been times that were easier, but the relapses we’ve dealt with since 2012 have really challenged us. It’s not easy for your marriage relationship to turn into a caregiver relationship, and the… Continue reading Faith and Hope
It might be a few weeks, or even a couple months before I am able to get to writing consistently again. But we should be in our new home in August. And then we’ll be getting it adapted, by widening doorways, and probably remodeling the entire master bathroom. But, we’re excited to get moved in,… Continue reading Buying a House
Last time I posted, James and I were really struggling to deal with his relapse that he’s going through. It didn’t help that his resident neurologist was completely disrespectful to him. He explained to her that it’s very difficult for him to get out of the house, and that he’d like them to arrange for… Continue reading Looking Up
Two weeks ago, when caring for one of our first pet sitting clients, James started feeling worse. Much worse. His legs were losing whatever strength he had in them, and they no longer felt right. Not quite numb, but not normal either. Since I’m not here to show you the perfectness of my life-because it’s… Continue reading Holding on.
It is not easy being a caregiver. Honestly, most of the time, I don’t even think I’m doing it well. Sometimes, I think my eager-to-help kids are better at caregiving for their father than I am. But that’s why I’m here. I’m here to be raw, real, and not sugarcoat my life and struggles. Being… Continue reading Self Care
My strategies to plan our meals are, of course, what works for us dealing with MS. But, I think these will work equally as well for anyone that is just plain busy whether that is working full-time, raising children, traveling constantly, or whatever your situation may be. Plan out a thorough menu, including foods that… Continue reading Shopping with MS, or kids, or a busy life