MS Walk on September 12, 2010

I am proud to announce that I formed a team for the MS Walk on September 12th, 2010. My mom & I came up with April's Angels!!  The reason being with all support from my family & friends, well..they have been my "Angels" getting me through all the twists & turns that happens when you suffer from MS. So I ENCOURAGE you to go the link I will provide at the bottom to sign up to walk with us, by yourself or donate to the cause! I'm READY to help kick some MS you know what!!! I hope you are too! You can also go to my Facebook profile & the little box or widget on the LOWER LEFT SIDE of my page and click on Join Me or to Donate also!

For more info:

Join us at the Fitness & Recreation Center on Purdue University Calumet's campus in Hammond on Sunday, September 12, 2010. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the Walk kicks off at 10:00 a.m. Enjoy either a 1.3-mile or 2.6-mile route through the beautiful campus and Knickerbocker Trail.

Date: September 12, 2010
Location: Purdue University-Calumet Fitness & Recreation Center
Email: MariLinn.Wise@nmss.org
For more information call: 574-855-9868 or 800-344-4867, Opt. 2

The link:

To Sign Up For MS Walk Click HERE!!!!!

MS is NEVER easy to deal with, but having so many friends & family who care, makes it so much easier to deal with & accept. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for everything! I would NOT be here if I didn't have the support or my faith..but I am blessed beyond imagination and thank you does not even seem enough!

::hugs & kisses::


Long time gone...

I apologize for not blogging in such a long time. Things have been crazy around here and so much has happened.

1st) The trial did NOT happen. He took a plea deal..it's the best I could of hoped for considering the circumstances. The trial was set for May 20th..JAKE's Bday!!! Also, if Jake 'forgot' something or didn't answer the questions right, it would of made him feel so bad that he "blew" the case. I did NOT want that for him! He is on 6 months probation, NO CONTACT & has a perm. record of a Class A Misdemeanor. It wasn't the Felony, but either way, my life needed to go on and as long as the trial did not happen, I couldn't truly put it in the past!! He is suppose to be moving down south & that gives me great comfort knowing he will no longer be around here often!

2.) My MS has been on the fritz and we found I have Addison's 2ndary to MS. The high infused doses of steroids has caused my adrenal glands to stop producing it on their own. At this time, my body is either...NOT absorbing it or is burning through the oral doses faster than I can shove it in! So, I have been lingering between critical to low. This causes many symptoms but the main one I cannot handle is the laying in bed almost 24hrs a day, doing what I do best...sleeping. People do not realize how much sleep has consumed my life. I am NOT being lazy, I am not being depressed (Ok, well a little considering I love to cook, be with the kids and ummm..IT'S SUMMER!!!!!), I just don't have any energy to complete anything!!! If I do anything..I'm guaranteed to be down for a few days because of the activity!

Thank goodness, no new spots detected in my brain! AMEN for that! It's the old ones continuing to flare and give me problems! My walking is ok but if I get a little tired, my balance seems to go off and I'll fall!!! No worries..plenty of padding!!! haha

I had a allergic reaction to Extavia...it's a MS injection to help prevent further damage & relapses. So until the rash is gone..she cannot start me on anything. Otherwise it is just maintaining what I have right now and being thankful it is not worse..their is ALWAYS someone worse off than yourself and I'm thankful I'm not one of them!

3.) Michael GRADUATED!!! I'm so freaking proud of him! My first child to receive that diploma!! Zach's is next year!! Can't wait for his either!!!!

4.) I plan on blogging a bit more soon. I found that I enjoy doing this and it helps me to maintain focus on what is truly important in life. I am taking a class @ my church, Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey! Please, if you are young, adult, later in life...take this course!!! It truly is great and I wish I had this YEARS ago!!!

Well, for now..I'll go. Thanks for being a friend!

::hugs & kisses::