Summer is winding up (depressing, huh?)

Labor Day is done, and now it is back to the reality of life. Summer vacation for the kids is almost done. Summer for the adults is too. Yuck. I can’t take winter. Even tho the heat is not good for MS, I’ll take it over the snow. I am into the Prednisone taper for this attack. Let the side effects begin! Not only am I starving, but my tummy hurts. Now (after 14 years of doing this) they tell me that these high doses of steroids can cause ulcers. So I am hoping that is not the case. So I take some other drugs for that. I took a sleeping pill to fight the insomnia, but woke up at 3 and that was the end of that. So now I am tired and wired!

I am anxiously waiting to hear what my bloodwork showed on the Tysabri anitbodies. I am so hoping that nothing showed up. If I have to go back on the other meds, I don’t know what I’ll do.

I started working on some new sketches for a painting last night. Feels good to get back into the swing of things.

I have been receiving a lot of connections thru this blog, meeting a lot of great people! Thanks everyone!

Keep coming back – I’ll be writing more about MS, life, art and just anything that floats my boat.

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I don’t know who wrote this, but I liked it:


When I stand up for myself and my beliefs, they call me a
When I stand up for those I love, they call me a

When I speak my mind, think my own thoughts or do things my own way, they call me a bitch.
Being a bitch
means I won’t compromise what’s
in my heart. It means I live my life
MY way.
It means I won’t allow anyone to step on me.

When I refuse to tolerate injustic e and speak against it, I am
defined as a bitch.

The same thing happens when I take time for
myself instead of being everyone’s maid, or when I act a little selfish.

It means I have the courage and strength to allow myself to be who I truly am and won’t become anyone else’s idea of what they think I “should” be.

I am outspoken,
opinionated and determined. I want what I want and there is nothing wrong with that!

So try to stomp on me,
try to douse my inner flame, try to squash every ounce of beauty I hold within me.
You won’t succeed.

And if that makes me a bitch ,
so be it.
I embrace the title and
am proud to bear it.


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