Sunday, February 13, 2011

Vitamin Savvy

I read a book called "The Vitamin D Solution"by Michael F Holick.  It was extremely interesting.  I encourage people to make sure that their vitamin D levels are within normal range. 

I have included a link to a post from my Keepin It Real blog about what I found to be the most interesting facts about vitamin D:

Keepin It Real: Vitamin D Deficiency: "Vitamin D deficiency is related to autoimmune diseases, depression, osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, chronic pain, Psoriasis, ..."

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Day in The Life

   Today was a good day.  I had my Tysabri infusion which I get every month for MS therapy.  It's actually a good time for me to just unwind and chill for 2.5 hours.  I sit in a recliner and I usually bring a book or my journal.  I always do my therapy first thing in the morning before I go to work from 8:30 to 10:45 or so.  It seems like the months fly by and before I know it, it's time to go back.  I have a great relationship with my nurse.  We spend the whole time talking about our families and our back ground.  She is Philipino and she lived in Nigeria for 6 years.  Her father was in the military so they traveled a lot.  She has been all over the globe.  My new nickname for her is "The Globetrotter".  I have never been out of this country, which is fine with me.  I would love to go to Paris or Tuscanny but I'm just as satisfied watching Under the Tuscan Sun or the travel channel.  I'm more interested in seeing the places than actually being there.
     After the infusion today I had a giant burst of energy and my day at work went very well.  I usually get pretty tired between 11:00 and 2:00 but not today.  By 5:00, I was still feeling great.  It's not always like that.  Sometimes it's just the opposite.  I was a littlle shaky after my therapy today.  I need to make sure that I stay hydrated.  Once I got some food in my system, that went away.  I am so grateful for this treatment.  It really makes a difference in my quality of life.  God is always blessing me left and right.  To be able to work and to still have a job is a major deal right now that I do not take for granted.  I really love my job and having MS does not prevent me from being able to keep up and do a good job. I don't even want to imagine what my life would be like if it wasn't for God's favor.  I know without a doubt that I'm doing as well as I am because of Him.  I feel like I can do anything, and most of the time, I do exactly that.