It’s been more than 6 months since I sprained my ankles. Yes, ankleS, my right foot was a mild sprain, but the left I thought I’d broken it. I don’t know, maybe I need to give up one of my exercises, adding the second Zumba is just too much. I just want my ankles to last through the end of the next session. No, that’s not true. I hope they last a very long time! That’s why I wonder if it’s worth the risk. I’ll only take one Zumba class next session, and wear the braces and see how things are.
I worry I might have done permanent damage to the ligaments. But I also think MS is making the healing process even longer. Or aging. Damn that aging thing. Anyway, just when I need the exercise the most, and have found something I enjoy doing, karma puts a monkey wrench in it.
My thumbs are also really bad lately. Just washing dishes is extremely difficult. I’m going to have to cut back on that chore for right now. I really need the family to step it up and pitch in. Son is doing his share. But I want Grandson to help as well. He needs to learn to help out more. I can’t do everything any more. Vacuuming is also painful for me.
So I need to cut back on doing house cleaning. Hey, a Bright Side of MS!
It’s always something isn’t it? I have a new symptom: neck spasm. Man it hurts. And non stop. Been two days like this, today being worse. I wonder sometimes whether to go to my doc, or if I can just call her, and let her know when new things come up, or wait till I see her this summer? It hurts worse when I move my head or talk. So at least the family is happy. lol Another Bright Side of MS–at least for someone. Ha!
We all went out on the deck and did some transplanting of plants today. It was nice to do it as a family on such a beautiful day. I had to stop a couple of times and get off my feet for an hour or so, but I got several plants into new pots. Even in pain, I can see the good stuff. I don’t feel I deserve the pain, but I accept that it is there and there is nothing else to do but deal with it. And I’m not too disappointed at relegating more of the household chores! All in all Life is good. Life can be good even if you have MS (or another chronic illness). I’m starting to believe that.
(PS: Another blogger (http://wordpress.com/read/blog/id/29421092/) mentioned that she was getting my comments twice. I have to hit ‘reply’ twice before it looks like it uploaded. Hope this isn’t bugging anyone. Who knows when WP’ll get to that.)
Just letting people know.)