Friday, October 31, 2008

A lot going on

Again, I took a long time to add to my blog. I think that I don't really add to it until I have to get something off my chest.

Since my last blog message, I broke my right foot again! It is really one of the toes, but there really isn't anything to break in a foot than the toes. I don't generally call it a toe since I broke it half way between my heel and where the toe becomes an appendage... inside the foot. Anyway, you cannot cast it, so I just have to be nice to it. I started walking on a cane to help it out, but noticed within a couple weeks that I was putting to much stress on my left ankle (the titanium reinforced one). So I then had to switch my cane walking to now take stress off the left foot... ugh.

I have had some anger/depression issues again. One of my doctors adjusted the drugs I take (more than a dozen pills and a self administered shot every day) and that seems to have helped.

So, my issue now is how to cope with the MS fatigue and weakness, my ankles and feet that need physical therapy, memory issues, the need for exercise, taking care of my children (an attitude perfecting teenage daughter, an attitude developing daughter, and a wild and temperamental 5 year old daughter... all cute and all very good kids, but....) while my wife works 2 jobs and goes to school.... oh, by the way, I work full time!!

And, to make matters worse, we now have a dog that I absolutely hate. It is as dumb as a doorknob, yaps all the time, and cannot figure out where she is supposed to "go to the bathroom". From that description, anyone with any knowledge of dogs probably know about what type of dog I am speaking.

I did make some progress with my job in the fact I got them to agree to working 2 days in the office and 3 at home a week. It does wonders for my fatigue. But, I have also heard from my company that the price of my healthcare (which I cannot do without) is going up 30%...

So, the title "A lot going on" is very accurate.