Progress – Speaking at Loma Linda University Tomorrow!


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.

I did have the worst insomnia last night though! I would wake up wide awake every 2 or 3 hours and even got up and ate a couple of times because I have had a crazy appetite lately which is odd considering I am almost off the steroids which usually causes me to eat like crazy. Guess that side effect was a tad late this time! I eventually took another Clonazepam after just a couple hours earlier I had taken 2 Norcos and 1 Clonazepam. It helped me fall back asleep but I still continued to wake up every couple of hours. It sucked!

Either way it was a good wake up call (this bad situation I was in) because it reminded me where I stand in life and how I need to be careful with my health and make sure that I take care of myself first so that I can be there for others second or else I will not be able to be there for anyone at all! I wish things were different but this is how they are, this is the hand I was dealt, so I have to make the best of it and see what I can get out of this hand. We live in a one round game and I don’t plan on loosing it…

Anyways, been obsessing over the two lenses I am selling on Ebay, the auctions end in just a few hours! I am so close to my $250 goal, I REALLY hope that I can make like $20 more so I can buy that lens tonight! I really, really, really want to start building my portfolio up while I wait for those two jobs to come around so that I can be back on top of my game! I don’t like being called lazy by some smug CEO. I’ll save that for when the time is right. It will be interesting to see how I get the keywords of my future article to place among Google, sorry Mr. CEO of a company that may be known as METRA, maybe,  you picked the wrong guy with the wrong disease to make an enemy out of. Do your research before you talk crap on a disease!

Haha ANYways, tomorrow is the “big day”. I have not made much mention of this because I wanted to wait to make sure I had all the details correct but tomorrow, January 24th of 2012, I will be guest speaking at the Loma Linda University in the OT and PT department. I will simply be talking about my story and experience with Multiple Sclerosis so hopefully I can help inspire some students in a positive manor!

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the Loma Linda University and my future spoken opinions are that of myself and not of the Loma Linda University.

I had originally wanted to video tape this so I could throw it up here on the web but my camera is just NOT working so I will just have to tell you how it goes, sorry! Maybe this will open the door for suture speaking events and if so I will be sure to try to cover it better! That’s it for now, take care!

9 thoughts on “Progress – Speaking at Loma Linda University Tomorrow!

  • January 24, 2012 at 4:22 am

    Way to go Matt! Wishing you the best of luck and also for the eBay xxx

  • January 24, 2012 at 6:19 am

    You're amazing!

  • January 25, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Hey Matt…where are you? I'm sure we are all wondering how you made out with your speech! I know I am.

    I've been thinking about your photography dream and I'm sure because of your personality, desire and creativity, that you could really make a name for yourself!

    My daughter got married a couple of years ago and looked into many photographers on line of course, picked a girl, your age and she took amazing and caring shots.

    Another friend of hers, gets to travel to do weddings because she is so awesome with her creativity and knows how to capture feelings in the moment.

    Some of my daughters fav. shots are, her long dress hanging outside on a tree beside some colourful flowers as if the dress had a personality. Then shots were taken of her necklace and shoes in the tree with sunbeams showing through. There are so many more, if you ever want more ideas. Oh yes, one more….her ring, before the wedding was placed on a wooden stool with a bit of her veil showing- very simple and poetic.

    Anyway, I hope you are feeling okay today and that things went well for you. I'm doing fine except the fatigue really has a strange grip on me. So…I took dexedrine this morning and am waiting for the energy serge to come floating into me today! Or maybe floating out…I don't know which? hahahahaha

  • January 25, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I would love to see some of those photos if possible!

    I might do my post about the speaking later this evening, I am trying to see if I can get a hold of a video clip of it from someone who had their cellphone camera out.

    Will post today either way!


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