Friday, August 7, 2009

Notice of Address Change

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I use to dread the summer because of heat. Heat is like kryptonite for us MS'ers. I am now beginning to dread Summer time because this is the second year in a row death has taken people who have a special place in my heart.

I have been trying to keep my spirits up since the lost of Cookie. Then I heard about my Uncle Julius being sick with cancer. No sooner had I heard about him being ill, the angel of death called him home. I felt bad that the pain I have been experiencing kept me from making it to his funeral and I could not be there for my father who had lost his oldest brother.

I know my father understood why I could not be there and I know Uncle Julius is in a better place. It was a blessing he did not have to suffer long when he was told he had cancer. I have not been blogging lately because I have a heavy heart and my body is in pain. It hurts to type when I also have pain in my fingers. I been wanting to put a tribute to my Uncle on my blog and what better time to fight through my pain and put the above Notice of Address Change, I received from his son today. The notice definitely lifted some of the heaviness I feel in my heart.

Rest in Peace....Uncle Julius


Denver Refashionista said...

My condolences.

Jaime said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Take care of yourself and try to stay cool (do you have a cooling vest? That has saved me on more than one occasion in this horrible summer heat).

tariq91805 said...

I just wanted to say that I have been reading your blog for a while over the past several months (I think blogspeak would call me a "lurker" LOL ) but decided to leave a message now.

I am 26 y.o. black female (married) mother of 4 (all under 4, which includes a set of 16 month old boy/girl twins) currently in the process of seeking out an official diagnosis of MS. I have been in what I can only describe as hell during the past several months with a myriad of symptoms-I'm quite sure that I don't have to tell you about that, lol. I'm a little scared and anxious at the same time about it all- ironically, I am also anticipating the "final" DX. This is because it will mean me being able to get the treatment I need and start to slowly feel better.

Your daughters are absolutley gorgeous. You have done a wonderful job rearing them. My sincerest condolences for your subsequent losses. I said to myself when I saw another funeral card posted "again?!?"- I know all too well how it feels to deal with the seeming domino effect of friends and family that pass on so suddenly and unfortunatley, frequently.

All in all I just wanted to drop you a line and stop "lurking". I also had some questions to ask- (when you are ready) about dealing with some MS symptoms and treatment. This is especially difficult for me because of my age and maybe lack of education/understanding about MS with my family/friends (my husband included). The "you don't look sick" syndrome is another annoyance because they (family/spouse/friends) either don't understand, forget, or ignore why when I say that I don't want to or can't do certain things.

Any advice from you (again, when you have time and are emotionally and physically able to) would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to e-mail me and keep blogging!


Blinders Off said...

Thanks Nadja and Jaime :)


Thanks for finally commenting and for your kind words. I know exactly how you are feeling. Ironically, I was your age with small children when I first start having a lot of weird things happening to my body. I know the emotions you are feeling when you do not look sick, but your body is going haywire inside.

There was no one I could turn to when I was finally told I had MS.
I am more than happy to communicate with you by email. My email is on my profile, you can email me anytime and ask what you want. I will be totally honest with you with my answer to your questions.

If you do not remember anything else once you find out for sure what your illness is. Remember this I am an email away :)

Diane J Standiford said...

Blinders off, not a better email friend to have. Too many passings all together is so hard to deal with. Peace to you and for your loved ones RIP.

Herrad said...

Hi Debrsa,
Came over straight after replying to your comment on my blog.

Came over to send good wishes and a big hug.

Take it very easy, hope you are recovering from the terrible fall.


Herrad said...

Hi Debra,

Please come over to my blog and pick up your award.

It is the This Blog Has Got Heart Award.

Take care dear friend.


Amelia said...

Hi there,
Have come by via Herrad's blog!
Just wanted to say Hi and to say I'm thinking of you.

Lots of Love
Amelia XxXxX

Blinders Off said...

Thanks Diane, Herrad, and Amelia

I am feeling better with every passing day. I have a lot to talk about, but I am not in the mood to start posting right now. I will start posting again soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Debra:

Sorry about your fall. Hope you are taking it easy and soon on the mend.


Herrad said...

Hi Debra,

Please go to my blog and pick up your award.

JU3 said...

I am strengthened through reading your journey; I’m sure others are, too. While we might not understand a lot of things, God is still in control. He is being glorified through you. Thanks for the tribute to posted to my father. He loved you, and still does….from his new address. God bless you, your family, our family and friends…..and for our fellow sisters and brothers on the same journey as you: God bless you and keep you. Each day is a gift from God. Love, Julius III

Blinders Off said...

Hi Julius,

I wanted that tribute to be around for eternity. God is blessing me and keeping me.