Multiple Sclerosis and The Holidays

This year even though my Multiple Sclerosis was acting up I managed to get up and fix a few things for us to eat.  I couldn’t have dont it without the help of Resa, Mat and Yuri though.

Our oldest some came home this afternoon for a few hours and even though he doesn’t live here anymore he did help clean the kitchen (and went home with lots of food to tide him over for the week).

Mat fixed a big pot of gumbo for this afternoon.  Him and Resa also fixed a pork tenderloin that was out of this world.  (I think this was his best gumbo yet.)  Unfortunately, there wasn’t a lot of gumbo left over but at least there is enough for us to have some for lunch tomorrow.

The one word that rang out all morning was “cr**” and a few other choice words.  Wtih my MS acting up I did manage to drop quite a few things today and the dog was loving it.  Resa ended up helping put items in the oven and Mat was taking them out so that they everything didn’t wind up on the floor.  Oh the joys of having MS and dropping items.  I have learned not to carry anything that is glass because it will just be broken eventually.

Resa learned how to make banana bread, banana pudding, pound cake, chocolate cake with a divinity icing, mississippi mud and bread.  She also helped her daddy cook.  If it wouldn’t have been for her help we wouldn’t have had all the goodies to eat today but this is also great family time.  We were all in the kitchen cooking and laughing.  We would take breaks and she would run off to her “workshop” and paint us a picture.

This may not have been the Christmas we were used to having in the past but we still managed to keep some of the tradtions alive and I think made some new ones.  It was so nice working side by side in the kitchen with Resa.  I think this is something that she will remember most of all.  I loved helping my grandmother and mother in the kitchen at Christmas.

Now it will take me a few days to recover from today but I think it was worth it.  By this afternoon my headaches were back and my voice is slipping.  I do think the one symptom Mat likes is when I lose my voice.

I only hope that it doesn’t take too long for me to recover because while Resa is out of school I need to take her clothes shopping and we are also wanting to surprise her with a trip to Great Wolf Lodge.  I LOVE going to Great Wolf Lodge.  It is the one place where we can actually enjoy a vacation and even if my MS does give me problems Resa can enjoy herself while I try to relax.

Everything is self-contained.  It is a huge indoor waterpark that has tons for the children to do.  Even Mat enjoys himself there.

3 thoughts on “Multiple Sclerosis and The Holidays

    1. I see that we have a lot of the same problems/symptoms. I put off using my walker and cane as much as I can but I do fall a lot. I do use my walker Inside the house but not so much outside of the house. The ER nurse and doctor know me on a first name basis now. I no longer have to answer all kinds of questions when I go in – which is depressing. When MS throws me a curve ball it takes me a while to overcome it but I find a way around it as best as I can.

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