Monthly Archives: January 2012

Progress – Speaking at Loma Linda University Tomorrow!

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You know, I was going to get into this whole venting session and explain how my day sucked yesterday and why it was such a horrible experience but I am glad I decided to wait a day, it was one of those “in the moment” kind of things. Now I am cooled down a bit and realized that yes I had a bad day but it was part of my personal life which does not always belong on here. I had some symptoms flair up because of it all and I was in a bit of pain last night but I have been trying to relax today and it is clearing up ok so there will be no “Bad Day Pt. 2” posting.

Symptom Log – Bad Day Pt. 1

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I had a bad day. Well last night was bad then I woke up in a crappy mood which helped ruin my day. UGH! Well I don’t want to talk about it right now, point is, bad day = stress and stress = symptoms. Some of these have actually been popping up a bit in the last few days but today made them much stronger and noticeable. Just what I need before school and several photo jobs.

How to Make and Use a Button Aid

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Many of us MS Patients have fine motor skill issues with our hands and fingers making daily tasks a little more difficult than they should be. One task in particular that used to drive me nuts when my fingers grew limp was buttoning my clothing! I eventually learned this little trick after I no longer needed it but I wanted to go ahead and share it with everyone since it can really reduce a lot of stress! I am going to show you how to make and use a buttoning aid using common household objects so that you can avoid spending $10.00-$20.00 for one like below or that you can have something to use while you wait for your actual button aid in the mail! Click on the picture below to be redirected to the website for purchase or scroll down towards the bottom where I will provide a few more links to some others that I have found online!

Progress – Thank You! On My Way To Success!

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It says it in the title, it says it in the picture, but still, it’s not enough! THANK YOU! Thank you all who have purchased your MS IS BS T-shirts and to all who have made donations in the past few days! As you know I am working on selling a couple of my other camera lenses (figured out how to spell that word by the way haha) so that I can save up and try to get the ONE lens that I do need to pull off this wedding job I have booked. PLUS, I just booked another job for February doing family portraits at a family reunion involving some members who are visiting the states from England! Now I REALLY need to get this lens because I don’t have a wide angle anymore! I am so nervous about getting a lens in time but thanks to all of you out there I am just that much closer to my goal! Every penny helps!