Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Fight Is On Today!

My body is tired, but my mind is not. Nerves on my right side is burning and tingling, but my left side is not. It feels weird when one side of your body feels very different from the other the last time I felt split in half it was the left side of my body.

My body is tired and my mind is not because INSOMNIA decided to visit me. If INSOMNIA thinks it is going to prevent me from doing what I have to do later today it have another thing coming.

My day is going to be interesting because MS causes life to be out of the ordinary. We have to adjust to the burdens of the symptoms of MS and I have plans that I must and want to keep today.

However, at my last neurologist appoint a month ago. I did mention to the doctor how painful my fingers were in my right hand. She told me what I already knew, which was it was the nerves in my fingers. I am an expert on distinguishing PAIN, but I would not wish NERVE PAIN on my worst enemy. It is one thing to have severe pain, but serve pain that also burns is HELL. Let me get back to my neurologist, insomnia is causing my mind to wander.

It is time to give the doctor a call because the nerve pain in my right hand fingers is now afflicted my entire right side and feeling slight dizzy on and off. In the early years of living with MS, I would have stress myself out wondering what is going on, but now I know better. Not that I am playing doctor, but I am 99.9% my doctor is going to order up Solu-Medrol…the remedy when MS exacerbate.

Nonetheless, that call can what until Monday; there is no need for me to ruin the day I have plan. I am tired and my right side feels like Hell, but I have a plan...THE FIGHT IS ON.



Black Diaspora said...


Blinders Off, you're one helluva fighter. I'm glad I know you, even if it's from within cyberspace.

My heart is filled with joy just witnessing your unconquerable spirit. (I know that sounds strange, given what you're experiencing right now, but I can't think of a more appropriate word.)

My niece has MS. Unfortunately, I've lost touch with her over the years. It was her wish. She didn't care to be close to my side of the family.

I would love to have her in my life at this time.

I will return to your blog for updates, and, if you don't mind, I'll keep you in my prayers.

Blinders Off said...

Thanks BD…I feel the same way about my cyberspace friends. I also like the way the internet invoke change with like minded people coming together around the world. Roland Martin talked about it today on his show.

On my next post I will tell who won the battle Saturday. Granny is not the only one experiencing a sick computer. Thank God one if my daughters gave me an early Christmas present last Sunday (lap top computer) because my desk top computer decided it wants to go to the shop for servicing :)

Finally, I welcome ALL prayers on my behalf!

Black Diaspora said...

"Finally, I welcome ALL prayers on my behalf!"

You've got them!

Diane J Standiford said...

Gloves on! Yes, it does get to be a bit routine, flare, solumedrol, recover, start over. But your fighting spirit will carry you through, that along with your strong faith, loving family and friends, and desire to live life! Th world is blessed to have people like you.

GNN said...

please help me identify the pain - it is in my shoulders, hips, ankles and vaguely in wrists feels like someone cut me with an axe!(sorry if that is too graphic) I know they are all joints but do you know this joint pain?

Blinders Off said...


Personally I am not the one to ask medical advice; you should always take your concerns to a doctor, which I strongly recommend you always do instead of taking advice from someone who blogs. I blog about my personal health, symptoms and pain to hopefully, prevent others from going through the experience of feeling like a guinea pig or thinking symptoms are all in their head.

Many years ago, doctors could not tell me why I was experiencing pain. I would get an answer for other individual symptoms, but I never received an answer for my pain. Then one day in 1998, I was told I had fibromyalgia because most of my pain was in what the medical profession called "trigger points" and I had other symptoms. I thought, “Finally, I have an answer to what has been causes me the pain I have been living with for many years.” Unfortunately, my pain became considerably worst, especially in the form of headaches. I was finally sent in for an MRI in 2003 and that is when I was told I had MS because of brain lesions showing on my MRI and indication of MS from my spinal tap. Although, I am diagnosis with MS, I also live with fibromyalgia I just don’t talk about it much because to me it goes hand and hand with living with MS.

For your convenience here is a link about fibromyalgia. I hope this help you identify the source of your pain because there is nothing wrong with being pro active and knowledgeable in your medical care when you go see your doctor.

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Herrad said...

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GrannyStandingforTruth said...


You are a strong woman and a true warrior with a good heart.

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