Monday, October 21, 2013

Wake Me Up When September Ends

Happy Autumn season to all...

My sincerest apologies for no updates over the summer.  From a health perspective, it wasn't my finest summer.  I was never quite sure if I had made it through my latest relapse or if there was still more surprises in store for me.

I'm hopeful that things are starting to get back to normal.  The steroids worked, my walking is greatly improved (although it is with the aid of a cane from time to time) and a lot of other new symptoms I was experiencing (mostly sensation) have subsided...or I've just had to get used to them by now.

More on that be honest, I've started many entries over the past few months but I consistently was unable to tell the story that I wanted...mostly, because I didn't know where my current health was going.  Was my foot drop going to become permanent?  Were the vision issues I experiencing temporary impediments or was it going to be the new normal?

Silly as it sounds but I didn't want to jinx what was going to happen next.  I know, its ridiculous that I think I can have that kind of power over my disease but what can I say, MS can do a lot of things but it can't (and won't) kill my spirit.  I'll continue believing that I can "will" any new health issues away -- if nothing else, it's been a true education in just how competitive I am.

It's been a tough few months and bad health or not, I miss writing and it's time.  I might not know the ending but that doesn't matter as much as the road that I will be traveling on.



  1. Mike, I must say it was a surprise, that's an understatement, to find your blog when I started researching on the MS website to find something current/helpful for my mom. I am so very sorry that your family has been so heavily impacted (yet another understatement) by this terrible disease. I am happy your humor remains intact through it all. I am finding it difficult to write what I I will end by wishing you the best and I hope the next few chapters in this thing we call life are filled with sunshine and happy days.

  2. Thank you for your note and kind thoughts, Stacey. Try as it might, MS will never change who I am, humor and all. Please send your Mom my best and let her know I'm thinking of her. I hope you are able to visit my page again!


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