Very Restful Saturday!

pajamas all day!We all need a day that we sleep in and then continue to rest for an entire day! Today is my day to do all of that. I actually sleep in this morning, well until one of my precious cats decided it was a good time to jump in my face to wake me up, but I think she knew it was past the time for our other cat to get his asthma medicine he takes every morning. 

Sometimes, I think that all of us try to push the limits for what we should do. Maybe I am wrong and most people know their limits and do not push them, unfortunately I am not one of those people! I mean for the most part I know my limits, but do not like being restricted and push beyond them. Heck I tried going back to work last week but my body just was not there yet and I ended up out for another week. I am really bad at asking for help when I know I need it but I am trying to get better about that. 

I know most of you can relate to how I am feeling, I just want to live a normal life without any pain or restrictions! I want to be able to wake up and say “I am feeling good today!”, but unfortunately I can not seem to get to that point. Considering I know that as of now, there is not a cure for MS, so I think it is important to just embrace and accept MS as life. Before my most recent exacerbation, I was able to embrace all that MS  wasTime out throwing at me with grace. This last exacerbation was so hard to embrace, but I wonder if I just accepted the issues I was having, if I could have made it past everything easier and faster. Questioning myself is not going to help anything because I really tried and followed doctors orders to the letter!

Overall, I want to believe that the hard times I have gone through, have made me a better and stronger person. We all have hard times that really build our character, even if we do not realize it. Living with a chronic illness or really just living can be hard, but we are all strong enough to never give up. Moving on past the hard times is really more difficult than the onset of issues. Everything we deal with in life, no matter how easy or difficult it is, should make us proud and a lot more empathetic towards others. 

If you really take a look at the people we have known for years, or some that we just met, do we really know what they are dealing with in life? Do we know the struggles someone Lovehas gone through to get to where they are now? I honestly feel that a lot of people are so focused on their life and their hardships, they lose sight of the fact that everyone has difficult times. I do try to understand others and what they are struggling with and I try to show compassion and that I do care! It is amazing how much it may help someone if you put forth an effort to show you care! I have actually found that when someone has a very negative attitude towards life or their jobs, that just means that need a little extra compassion. I am not saying one person can fix someone else’s outlook on life, but it may help them feel a little better about themselves.

I hope y’all are having a great weekend! It is a rainy gloomy day here today, so it really was the perfect day to just rest and enjoying relaxing! As always, please leave a comment and I will respond to you as quickly as I can!  The weekend is quickly coming to an end, so enjoy the remainder of it! Take care!!

Love 2

 

Always, Alyssa

 

 

 

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About Positively Alyssa

I was diagnosed 16 years ago, when I was only 19 years old, with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. I had gone to my eye doctor because I had lost vision in my left eye. Prior to my appointment, I had prepared myself to have the doctor confirm that I would be blind in my left eye and that was all. Never in a million years did I expect to hear the doctor tell me that after consulting with his colleagues, that I need to go for an MRI that day because they were thinking that with my symptoms that I had MS. Just a couple hours later I went to get the life altering MRI. I remember that phone call like it was yesterday. My eye doctor called me from his home at 9:30 at night to confirm what they suspected, I in fact had MS. He immediately referred me to a specialist he knew and I was able to get in to see him that same week. Luckily, after a round of steroids, my vision came back in my eye just leaving me with leg pain that would continue to be part of my life. Through the years I have tried numerous different medications that are meant to slow the progression of the disease down. I was never good at the injections and it wasn't because of the needle, it was because the medication burned like fire going in. Still after all these years I still go through my battles of denial, anger, frustration and sadness. However, I have always said that I would NEVER allow MS to control my life but I would control the disease. For the most part, I have been pretty successful with that. I mean we all have our bad days but it doesn't make the situation any better. With this blog I am hoping that with my experiences, endless amounts of research and a powerful fight i me that I can not only help others going through this but that I can learn from others as well. Living with the ups and downs of MS can be challenging but the power of the mind can beat anything that is thrown our way!
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35 Responses to Very Restful Saturday!

  1. Everyone has a story they have never told. Be kind, always. Good pos, Alyssa!~K.

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  2. Create Space says:

    Alyssa your post is hugely reflective and full of introspection. You discuss ‘boundaries’ and ‘acceptance’ two topice which influence us daily. I think your post will be so helpful to others who beat themselves up and do not accept that they are good enough as they are.

    It sounds like you have gained great insights about yourself by taking time to look back over recent events. Life is full of boundaries. Speed limits and recipes, for example, all have boundaries for our safety and welfare. Exceeding these might be exciting and sometimes bring personal growth but they can also have consequences.

    While on an introduction course to counselling skills I took away one ‘gem’…that was ‘Awareness is key’.

    Learning to know your own body and then really as you say ’embrace and accept’ it as doing its best is not an easy place to reach but your post tells of that new level of awareness. It’s not a cop out, it’s not lazy, it’s ok to function within your capability and not try to be somebody else. It’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help, it is the very opposite in fact, a sign of strength, self-respect and self-care. When we truly know ourselves and allow ourselves to be ourselves, then we really can empathise with and support others! It might be pertinent and empathetic to say your ‘friend’ has not reached your level of awareness yet. Thanks for a thought provoking post! Much love, Marie x

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    • Thank you so much Marie! I have looked at my life and realized that I have known for years what needs to change. Sometimes I think that making a change is the hardest part. I really do not like change but it is time for it to start. I also appreciate you saying this isn’t not being lazy when you ask for help or take a break! I do hope my post helped a lot of people! I really hope the rest of your weekend is wonderful and thank you again for your great and supportive comments!!!

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  3. Pingback: Reflection is key to learning! For what it’s worth these are my thoughts on this thought provoking post. Check out Alyssa’s insights at Fightmsdaily’s post. – Create Space

  4. Fantastic post alyssa 🙂 I too wish that others understood that little bit more. You are a very kind and inspiring person, I’m sure that is all part of your MS – it definitely does make us stronger! I hope that you managed to get the rest that you needed ❤️

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  5. myms2016 says:

    I am overjoyed to read that you had a restful day and was able to soak in those peaceful moments! I myself had a very ‘me’ day – it has been a long while – and spent nearly 6 hours crocheting; pajamas all day!! haha I love that 🙂 We must have been on the same relax-wave.
    You bring up SUCH a close thought to my heart – to live normally, without pain or restrictions 😦 A thought…nay, feeling…that has been ruminating in my soul. We are so blessed to have this special perspective and sometimes I forget how special that is, because it hurts to many of life’s areas.
    Anyways, this is not about me. I wish you a wonderful Sunday Alyssa!
    hugs to you and take care xx

    alanna

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  6. I am still caught in the loop or “I don’t know how I’m going to feel tomorrow, I can move today” So I do, and I always overdo it. Though lately, I have been telling myself that I am going to take a day off and the cycle starts again

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    • I completely understand! I am actually extremely confused about the time right now! I do not like time change at all!
      I am returning to work tomorrow after being out for about one month. I am only working 5 hours though, so maybe it won’t be too bad!

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  7. Great post Alyssa, I wish you well tomorrow, don’t try to do too much, go with the flow. I think we should have official pj days 😉

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  8. molaplume says:

    Bon giorno. How come one of my favorite blogger-friends does not acknowledge this SPECIAL day in my life? Sto piangendo…Buh…buh!

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  9. Happy Sunday to you, my dear! I’m glad you had a restful day yesterday. I read about your day with the doctor and his assistant at your house. He sounded lovely, I’m glad he was there for you, but that assistant! Did she realy expect to sit and watch TV??? When my home health nurse comes twice a month for my four hour infussion, she always graciously asks if she can plug her lap top in and work at the kitchen table. I always offer her treats, but she rarely accepts. That assistant need to learn a few things about home health!
    You sound better, I’m so glad. Take care. I look forward to hearing more!
    Love, Aunt Martha

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    • That was all I was expecting from the assistant and the doctor, so I had a place put together for them. I do think she just expected to sit on my couch all day and watch TV. She needs to learn how to care about the patient. I am so glad the assistant that came to your house was kind and not invasive.

      I am feeling a little better but still have an annoying about of pain. I just hope things will go well going back to work tomorrow.
      Thank you so much more for all of your kind words and support!
      Love, Alyssa

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  10. molaplume says:

    Cara Alyssa, you didn’t get my drift. You broke my heart. Non ti voglio bene piu!

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  11. I hope your day back at work went well ❣️

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