About Positively Alyssa

I was diagnosed 18 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!

Fight the battle & Win the war!

images (2)Living life with a chronic illness that brings on pain is not easy, but letting that pain win the battle should not ever be an option. Of course it is easier said than done, but isn’t it worth trying? There might be days that it hurts to even get out of bed, but just lying in the bed solves absolutely nothing because the pain will is still there later on.

There are things that can be done to fight against the pain we may feel. Now this is just howlove your life more than you hate your pain I think and what I have tried training my mind to think and believe. It is amazing what we can trick our minds into believing! The things that work for me might not work for anyone else, after all we are all different. Sometimes simply taking a nice hot bubble bath can make a HUGE difference! I think it is something about the calming feeling of the warmth that eases my aching body. Of course, my doctor has told me numerous times that hot water isn’t 579ef8182e48d1ac880303bd79cb9696good for me because it is not supposed to mesh well with Multiple Sclerosis, but it helps me. It is just like while at work my heating pad becomes my best friend!

For me, as crazy as this will sound, if I try to keep moving I feel that my pain actually lessens. It does not make a whole lot of sense to me because I would think when it pain resting would be way more beneficial. I often think when I stop doing something like cleaning, doing laundry or any other household chore, my pain settles in and I feel so much worse! 

I also find it helpful to keep my mind preoccupied, so I do not have time to even think about images (5)pain I am feeling. This could be reading a good book, writing either on my own blog or commenting on another’s, watching some mindless TV show (my favorite is General Hospital, which I know sounds insane) or even watching a good movie (my favorites are anything from the Fast & The Furious). Little things can create a distraction for the mind and possibly alleviate our pains, even if it is for a short time.

Anyone that lives with any type of chronic illness understands that it can and does create various challenges. I think it is extremely important to discover ways to deal with these challenges and never stop searching for new ways to manage difficult times. I know I have mentioned Web-Ad-3this before, but I strongly feel the only way to fail is to give up.

The promise I made to myself years ago when I was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis was to never allow the illness defeat me. With a much more mature mindset now, I still value what my younger mind thought during one of the hardest times in my life. Nineteen years later, I will still keep this promise to myself.

Do y’all have any special ways you deal with your pain issues? All of us that struggle with this can understand one another and offer very valuable advice to each other. It does make me sad that anyone has to deal with constant pain, but at the same time it makes us so much dont-give-up-galaxy-hold-on-hope-Favim.com-1428490stronger! WE can fight this battle together and WE can win the war together!

Thank you so much for visiting my site today. I am sorry I missed my normal Motivational Monday quote, I was dealing with a massive migraine and wasn’t able to do it. I hope this will make up for that! Not only do I hope what I have shared beneficial for you, but also reassured you that you are not alone in the fight and we can win the war together. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

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Let It Go Friday!

just breathGood morning and happy Friday y’all! How has your week been? I do hope you have a had a wonderful week and you are looking forward to a lovely weekend! Do you have any fun plans for the weekend or will you spend your time recuperating from the week? Unfortunately, I am working this weekend and hoping I won’t busy because it is going to be another HOT weekend!

Today is our day to practice letting go of any negativity we may have experienced Happy Friday 3throughout the week. There is already so much hate and negativity in the world today and we really do not need to ever burden our minds with that mess. Y’all already know how much I am struggling with where I am working currently, but getting myself stressed about it hasn’t changed a thing. I have made the decision to view this job as just a paycheck until I find something that will work well with my personality and not require me to be out in the heat, at all! I am trying to let go of the stress this place has been causing me and use that energy to job search! The quote I am sharing with y’all today is something I will try reading daily!da8d4144332e5d8e53e91b2697c47612

Thank you so much for stopping by my site today! I always appreciate you taking the time to read and always LOVE ❤ your comments. Hopefully this quote will provide you with the push to get through this last day of the week and give you some peace! I do hope you have a fantastic day and you are feeling the best you possibly can! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and may positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Pick-Me-Up Thursday!

Tomorrow is FridayGood morning y’all! I hope your week has been great and you are feeling well! My week has felt rather long and I still have to work the weekend, however I did fight for my own wellness and refused to work 7 days in a row. Even though having a day off to rest will make it so I do not have 40 hours, I decided that my health is WAY more important than the hours I work! This is a HUGE success for me because I normally would put my health last in every situation. I realize that if I push myself too far, I could possibly miss even more hours due to the  chance of a relapse. 

With it being Thursday and the weekend is near, I think a little pick-me-up quote could be very beneficial for all of us! For me, the quote I am sharing is both encouraging and motivating and I hope it is for you! 4_5

It isn’t always easy, but I do believe that our dreams can come true. Anything we want bad enough can become our reality, it just takes determination. Life isn’t even easy and can be very challenging, as long as we do not surrender to those challenges, anything is possible! I believe in each and every one of you because I know how strong y’all are!images (1)

Thank you so much for visiting my site today. Your continued support means so much to me and I appreciate y’all more than words can ever explain. I do look forward to reading your thoughts on the quote I have shared and I promise to respond as quickly as I can! I hope you have a wonderful Friday Eve and attempt to believe in yourself as much as I do. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Motivational Monday

Monday MorningGood morning y’all! I hope you had a nice weekend. I am struggling this morning with a nasty headache that hasn’t let up since Sunday morning. This post is going to be short because I am not feeling my best, but hopefully this will bring you some motivation for this Monday morning.dreams don't have an expiration

I hope you have a nice day and you are feeling the best you can! I do appreciate you stopping by my site this morning and I do look forward to reading your thoughts on this quote. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Weekend of loss

lives lostOriginally, I had decided I wanted to write something about dreams, partially because of the awful ones I have been having lately. I was very curious to find a reason behind these dreams because they felt so real, which was a little scary! However, due to the horrifying tragedies that occurred this weekend not even 24 hours apart, my heart and mind is consumed with sadness and heartache for all those affected by these tragedies.

I cannot even begin to wrap my mind around what has happened, yet again in the Unitedel paso States. So many innocent people out on a Saturday for back to school shopping and then others just out for an enjoyable Saturday night have had their lives taken from them or changed forever. No one should ever fear going out in public because of the mentally damaged people that want to cause harm to others.

Everyone always wants to know what the motives are for these mass shootings. The shooter in El Paso TX is said to have published a manifesto an hour and a half before the shooting happened about his reasons. el paso 2The shear hate for those that are a different color or ethnicity is wrong on so many levels. The shooter thought there was an invasion of Hispanics in Texas. Logically, where do think this person heard about an “invasion” of Hispanics? What political leader has made similar comments?  Unfortunately, this 21 year old man killed 20 innocent people and left 26 injured.

The shooter in Dayton, OH was clearly very unwell. It doesn’t appear he was targeting adayton specific type of person; he just opened fire in an open historic area surrounded by bars, restaurants and theaters. Sadly, the 24 year old man killed 9 people one of which included his own sister.

It is incredibly heartbreaking that there was 13 deadly hours this past weekend, leaving 29 dead and dozens injured. How can this continue to happen with no one taking any action to make dayton 2improvements? What or who is creating the intense amount of hate in the United States of America today?

It really does seem that there is at least one deadly incident every week and this needs to stop. I do think many have almost become desensitized to the insanity, which is something we should show a lot more sympathy for. When I heard about the first shooting on Saturday morning, I cried for those that lost their lives or lost someone they loved.

It is August 2019 and there have already been 250 mass shooting in the United States,2042563-Anonymous-Quote-Death-leaves-a-heartache-no-one-can-heal-love which is FAR higher than any other country. The president has made harsh comments about other countries calling them “shitholes”, but these countries have not had anywhere near the mass shootings the United States has had. So how is a country with little to no amounts of mass shootings a shithole and the United States with the most mass shootings a great country to live in? This does not and never will make any sense to me.

asasfasfI am sure it is clear by what I have shared the amount of innocent lives lost breaks my heart. I almost went to the local Wal-Mart on Saturday, but for some reason didn’t and chose a different store. It is upsetting to me that I actually fear going out to stores and malls now because it seems very unsafe. You never know when mentally unstable person will decide to go on a shooting rampage. I believe that everyone needs to stand up together and fight back against the hatred in the world. Sadly, if there aren’t policies implemented about gun control in the United States, this is only going to continue to happen.xBpZ8970

Thank you for stopping by my site today. I am sorry if anything I have written was offensive, but the tragedies that continue to happen are hard to accept. I strongly feel that everyone’s life matters and no one should ever live in fear. As unpleasant as this post has been, I hope your weekend was as lovely as possible. Please know that I am always sending y’all LOTS of      love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes.

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Let It Go Friday!

242860-Good-Morning-Happy-Friday-Flowers-And-ButterfliesGood morning y’all! I hope you have had a pleasant week and you are feeling the best you can. Y’all probably already know this from my previous post that this week has been something close to torture. I feel like anything that could go wrong, did gone wrong, and all things consider it was a very disappointing week. The job I thought would be the perfect job for me has been a terrible experience. I did enjoy this type of work in the past and I was very good successful with it, has been anything but perfect.

I can’t imagine things with Property Management has really changed this drastically images (14)towards the negative. I think the real reason why I feel like this  is WAY more because of a horrible mixture between a manager that doesn’t have a clue how to treat residents and employees and a management company that doesn’t have things organized what so ever!

I have been trying my best to look past the negative and just view this as just a  paycheck. This hasn’t been easy for me because the treatment of residents and employees it unfair and not acceptable. The way I am being scheduled to work is awful and I am honestly not capable. I am scheduled to work 7 days in a row with NO break! Truthfully, working just 5 days in a row gets difficult for me causing extreme fatigue and so much additional pain. None of this is healthy for me and could potentially cause a relapse and absolutely NO job, co-worker, MANAGER, friend, family member or anyone else you may come in contact with.

So now that I have vented my weeks frustration, I think we could use a little pick-me-up! I find the quote I am sharing with y’all today powerful and motivating. let go 6

Thank you so much for visiting my site today! I always enjoy reading your comments and the additional communication we all share. I hope you have a wonderful day and you are focusing on the weekend! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Pick-Me-Up-Thursday!

7aece15726b5782fac815aaf68133a2aGood morning y’all! I hope you have had a good week and you are preparing for a fantastic weekend! Can you believe that is already August? This year has gone by so fast and I am not sure what exactly I have to show for it. I do not like sounding negative, but the weeks have not been getting any better for me, instead the weeks have just hovered around terribly LONG and mildly unpleasant.

Learning to accept what reality is and what empathy is supposed to be is often difficult to deal with. I say this because what our reality in the United States  tends to be is terrifying, as we are often left to wonder what other corrupt things can Acceptancepossibly happen. It also seems that so many American’s have forgotten what it means to empathize with others. I know that everyone has their own struggles in life, which can be very painful, but this is why I think it is so important to try to understand things from another’s perspectives. It is hard for me to listen to what hard times someone is going through and not be able to fix things for them. It has taken me years to understand that I just download (6)do not have the power or ability  to fix the problems anyone is going through and accept it is only something they can do.

I am so thankful the weekend is upon us and maybe I can rest and recuperate from a LONG week I had. Even though my week felt long, it definitely doesn’t compare to what my sweet co-worker has dealt with. She has been dealing losing someone that she loved. The quote I am sharing with y’all today can hold various meaning to everyone and I am looking forward to reading what you think!be yourself

 Thank you so much for visiting my site today! I really do love ❤ and appreciate all of the amazing and brilliant comments y’all provide! I hope your have a wonderful day and without any unnecessary stress. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤