Breaking up is hard to do, but last week it felt great. I just renegotiated my relationship with my neurologist. Six years ago I started my journey with MS. I was tired and weak. Last week, I asked my doctor if we could stop seeing each other every six months. It was a long road to get to that appointment
No, I was not pregnant in this picture. I was getting ready to send my oldest daughter off to college and I was exhausted, stressed and very sick but life did not allow me to make any changes. I was on a crazy roller coaster for the past six years with many ups and downs.
I made many changes in the past six years but this photo was the BIG change. I knew that I needed to cut stress out my life and make a complete overhaul with my nutrition. I told my doctor that I was not going take any meds after I snapped this picture.
Yesterday, I validated my decisions and I bumped up my MRI to every two years instead of every year. I will visit with my neurologist every year instead of every six months. I am still med-free. I continue to read my body and make adjustments.
I have learned to run from stress and make the necessary adjustments to my nutrition and fitness.
Two months earlier I was hurting. My left leg was weak and my knee was killing. My pain was around a 7 and I was tired. I tweaked my life and it worked. I quickly eliminated stress. I was careful with my distance runs. I focused on some balance exercises and added more yoga. My favorite change was intermittent fasting.
I don’t have the perfect plan for success. My emergency phone tree is completely different. The quantity and quality of my support network were overhauled. I love my new village! I will continue to make adjustments and I am little excited for the next chapter but I am cautious.