Friday, April 2, 2010

Not an April Fool

It's an absolutely gorgeous day here where I live. High 80s but no oppressive humidity, with blue skies and that yellow orb most people call the sun. It's been a long, lonely winter without that orb.

We're still rolling along with Weeble's Wobblers, my MS Walk team. So far I have raised $1620 on my own and my teammates are doing their part too. Our team goal, set by me before I started to fundraise, was $1200 so we have already surpassed that. Go Team Weeble. Thanks to everyone who has joined the team or supported us in some way.

Today was my appointment with my primary care doctor. It's been over a year since I've been there since I have been doing so well. It was great to step on the scale and actually be lighter, more than 20 pounds lighter! Woohoo!

We discussed my MS (under control), my mental health (totally under control), and everything else that was left over health-wise. He's pleased with how things are going and he ran some bloodwork which I'll be interested in seeing the results of when it comes back. He also sponsored me for the MS Walk with a generous donation. Turns out that his medical doctor partner's mom had MS and died from complications of it, according to him. The partner's dad started a small local MS Resource group whose walk I have done before. That walk is a 3-mile walk inside a local mall. That was a great time.

So here I am with Good Friday off, it was a beautiful day, I had a great appointment and I have the weekend and then Monday off for my Tysabri. Life feels right, like a comfy sweater that slips on and keeps you warm and cozy. Except I am wearing shorts and sandals and I feel like a super star.

I hope this post finds you in good spirits and wishing you all a wonderful weekend whether you celebrate anything or not.

4 comments:

Lisa Emrich said...

Good for you!! What a wonderful day it sounds like. I very recently just reached 30 lbs lighter since last Feb (2009) and it does feel good. I admire how you've been so very active. Keep up the good work!

Lanette said...

Weebs! I'm happy to hear how well your doing. Congrats on your weight loss, I'm hoping to start dropping "lbs" myself now. Spring is motivational. Have a great week!

Lanette said...

Weebs! I'm happy to hear how well your doing. Congrats on your weight loss, I'm hoping to start dropping "lbs" myself now. Spring is motivational. Have a great week!

alicia said...

Hi all – I just wanted to let you know about a study currently enrolling people with relapsing forms of MS. The study is testing a medicine in pill form, teriflunomide, which you may have already heard about through MS news or NMSS reports. The study is called the TOWER study. Check it out here: www.tower3.msstudies.com/