First Exacerbation Progress Update: A Step Backwards…

So, I have some bad news, I feel that in the last couple of days I’ve taken a few steps backwards… I think it may have something to do with the heat because the other day it was really warm in the house and I could feel some of my symptoms getting worse by the minute. I didn’t think the effects would last this long but it’s the only thing I can think of to explain this random setback…

My gate, or walking, is suffering the most, my left leg is not stepping smoothly anymore, it kind of flops around when I try to take a step… That’s throwing my balance off a little bit and on top of that I feel like my vision has been much fuzzier in the last couple of days, especially today… I went to the eye doctor yesterday and my vision has changed a little, but not enough that getting new glasses would be worth it… So no progress there either for now…

The only other symptom that seems to be suffering is my hand eye coordination, or depth perception but that probably can tie in with my vision issues…Actually now that I think about it, my equilibrium is acting a little funny, several times in the last two days I’ve experienced a floating sensation, it last just a few seconds and feels like I’m floating and spinning, it’s not really vertigo because it doesn’t look like the walls are spinning or anything I just feel weightless for a few seconds, actually feels really funny but whether it hurts or not it’s still not good… We will see how that goes…

So I am a little frustrated at the moment because I was making such good progress and now I’ve moved back two spaces on this board game of life… Oh well, minor setback, not going to let it get me down, I’m behind on my writing anyways so now I have no excuse but to write.

Also wanted to make a personal note for myself, last night I went to bed at about 12 midnight and I woke up around 5 AM wide awake…. I find this weird because the previous day I slept in till almost 11 so why my body can’t decide how much sleep it wants or needs I don’t know but it’s getting annoying… Although, I did fall back asleep around 8 AM till about 10:30 AM so that was good.

I really am eager to get this exacerbation over with already, I’m having a hard time managing my patients… I’m not sure I spelled that right LOL… Anyways I’m going to be installing a small window A/C unit in my room soon, so hopefully heat will not be an issue much longer and hopefully my walking will come back in the next couple of days, wish me luck!

One thought on “First Exacerbation Progress Update: A Step Backwards…

  • April 3, 2015 at 7:38 pm
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    patients. 🙂 That's what we MS'ers are. 🙂

    your acknowledged typo made me smile. 🙂

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