Monday, May 4, 2009

Catching Up…Sorry About Being Away So Long

Thank GOD School Is Out

April 27 was my last day of class...NO MORE Linear Equations, Scientific Notations, Powers, Polynomials, and their relatives.

Blame them for keeping me from blogging :)

I Hope This Is Not My Last Mid-South Chapter MS Walk

I was not going to walk this year because I was upset the walk was moved from Shelby Farms to H. W. Cox Park in Collierville. I had a change of heart and decided to participate two weeks before the April 4 walk in Collierville. I formed my team and set a goal to raise $500, I thought that was reasonable because of the economy. That goal was achieved less than a week so I raised it up to $1000.00. I am happy to say my team and I raised over a $1000.00 for the MS Mid-South Chapter.

Unfortunately, I am sad to say moving the walk to Collierville was not the same as having the walk in Shelby Farms. It was very noticeable that the attendance was not the same (I guess others felt how I felt in the beginning). The atmosphere at the Collierville walk uninviting and unfriendly. If the Mid-South Chapter decides to continue the MS Walk in Collierville, this year will be my last year participating, but I will continue to donate to the MS Society.

The Mid-South MS Walk always been at Shelby Farms before Collierville start having a walk on the same day about 2 or 3 years ago. The Chapter excuse having it at Collierville’s H.W. Cox Park was it did not cost them and it cost $3,000.00 to have it at Shelby Farms. That is poor excuse to take it away from a traditional site. Free is not always best…less teams signed up, less volunteers’ and less vendors participated. ..most importantly LESS MONEY WAS RAISED.


You all know I did not hold back on the survey sent to me by the National MS Society.


I am no doctor, but in my opinion having morphine entering your body 24/7 is worst than popping a Lortab as needed. I am so use to having pain and I now have a very high pain tolerance, but that tolerance level is penetrated every day. Lortab is prescribed 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hours I take no more than 7 tablets a week. One tablet a day to keep the pain at a level I can tolerate.

I like my neurologist, but I disagree with her preferring to have me on morphine than having me take Lortab, as I need it for pain. She seems to believe Lortab is more addictive than morphine. Hmmm, am I missing something here, I wonder what is the hang up with my neurologist and Lortab.

I am the one who lives with the freaking pain and I should have a say in what I choose to put in my body. There is no freaking way I want to go back on morphine and go through the withdrawals I had when I decided I no longer want morphine entering my body. Hell, It was me having heart palpitations, severe constipation, and feeling as if I would stop breathing any minute while on morphine. Yes, I felt no pain, but I was paying a high cost not to feel...A DECISION HAD TO BE MADE! I prefer to feel than to stop breathing at any moment. The choice is mine and I will make that very clear at my next appointment or I will find another neurologist.


My Baby Girl is moving back home. She is not moving back in the nest, she is moving to be near her Mom, Pops, and sisters for a couple of years before she head off to Harvard for her Masters and PHD. I am happy as a kid in a candy store!


Diane J Standiford said...

What great news about baby girl. Harvard, wow, a dream of mine to walk those halls, study with the best minds. Morphine...your choice indeed. It scares me to death. I am blessed to be painfree. My arm has been bothering me and I KNOW the DR will suggest a drug...but he knows how I roll and a smile from me will drop his plan. LOL

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Glad to see you back.

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