Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Taelor

Taelor had cancer and I had to have have him put to sleep on 10 Aug 2017, a day shy of 5 months after Tom died.

~Jendy

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Writing by EJ Douglas

EJ Douglas to
I wrote this for a friend who needed to know her worth and so did her potential suitor. Only after did I realize that it can apply to nearly every woman I know....
She is as strong as the winds of a hurricane.
Do not try to contain her, she will slip through your fingers.
She is as fragile as the wings of a spun glass fairy.
Do not try to hold her too tightly, she will break.
She is as fierce as a mother bear protecting her cubs.
Do not try to rule her. She will cut you to shreds.
She is as beautiful as the heavens.
Do not be jealous, she will turn her back on you.
She is as loving and passionate as Aphrodite herself
Do not mistake this for weakness, she can destroy you with a glance.
Her heart has known more pain and sorrow than you will understand in 10,000 lifetimes
And more joy and happiness than you will understand in 10,000 more.
She keeps it locked away, more secure than Davey Jones locker.
If you truly love her, patience will guide you there and trust is the only key.
-EJD


Thanks sister from another mister. I love this and see a some of myself in this even if I'm not the person you wrote it for. <3 font="">


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Thinking about Tom and ...

A friend posted in his journal about suicide and the voice in his head telling him to do it. Tom told me that he had a voice in HIS head telling him to kill himself.

Cancer beat him to that, unless he overdosed on morphine when trying to reduce the pain from the cancer.

Either way, I found him dead in my bed on March 11, 2017. I had gotten up that morning to let the dog out and thought to let Tom rest as long as he needed to. But, I got a movie in the mail that Tom said he liked to watch and put it on the bed next to him

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tom's birthday

Last night, April 28 2017, Brandon and I went out for dinner to honor Tom's birthday. We both raised our drink glasses to him.

I'm still locked in the fog that makes it a bit more difficult to get things done. A common occurance that happens when someone's partner dies.

I'm going to the celebration of his life tonight. He has touched the hearts of many people.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A new assessment

I'm going to be assessed again on May 5th... *insert eye roll here*

There aren't any available in my area, but my case manager is going to assess me again. But hopefully I'll be getting my power scooter in the next month or so and that will help.

Tom's Battle...

Tom lost his battle against cancer on 11 March 2017. That was the day he was going to contact the doctor about  going forward with Death With Dignity, but it turned out he didn't need to.

I found a movie that made me think of Tom, it's called The Danish Girl.  It reminds me of Tom in the way that he told me that he felt like he was a woman in a male body. Kind of like I feel like I'm a man in a female body.

Here's a little something I found online...

The tragic true story behind The Danish Girl



Einar Wegener would kill himself in the spring. He had chosen a date – May 1, 1930 – after a year spent in torment. The cause of his suffering was quite simple: he was sure he was a woman, born into the wrong body. Or perhaps it was more complicated: sometimes Wegener, whose life is soon to be portrayed on film by the Oscar-winning British actor Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl, felt he was two people in the same body, each fighting for supremacy. 
One was a Danish landscape painter, a steadfast man who, in his own words, “could withstand storms”. He was married to a woman whose strength and talent matched, or perhaps even surpassed, his own: Gerda Wegener, a successful Art Deco illustrator who produced portraits of fashionable women for magazines such as Vogue and La Vie Parisienne.
The other shared none of these qualities. Lili Elbe was, as she set down in letters and notes for an autobiography, a “thoughtless, flighty, very superficially-minded woman”, prone to fits of weeping and barely able to speak in front of powerful men. But despite her womanly defects, by February 1930 she was becoming too powerful for Wegener to resist. “I am finished,” he wrote at the time. “Lili has known this for a long time. That’s how matters stand. And consequently she rebels more vigorously every day.”

I'm mad at myself for forgetting what female name he said he wanted if he got the surgery. I wish I had written it down.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Tom's decline

Tom has stopped chemo treatment after discussing it with his oncologist, the chemo was only extending his life with no chance for remission. He was experiencing neuropathy in his hands and feet because of the chemo treatment and it stopped when he stopped treatment.

He only has weeks left and has been making plans for what to do with his remains.

I love him so very much, but seeing him suffer is hard on me and I told him I didn't  want him to extend his life if it only made him miserable. He's ready to let go and I'm willing to let him die on his own terms.

I wonder if this is what I'd need to finally get a caregiver... that's too high a price to pay.

Power Scooter

I finally had an appointment with the wheelchair specialist at PT today. YAY!! I expressed my interest in a power scooter. They asked the all the pertinent questions, had me drive a power chair so he could see that I was capable of driving something with a joystick, though the scooter I want uses a tiller, which I'm familiar with.

Now to wait the approximate 2 months before I get it. My insurance needs to approve it, then order it. It should get to me shortly after my birthday at the end of March. lol  


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Revised parenting plan

3 October 2016

I will need to get a hearing about the new parenting plan and primary custody of Nicolas and child support if Steven doesn't respond by 25 October 2016.

This was done and I was granted primary custody of Nicolas on 21 November 2016.

Assessment

I had my assessment for getting caregivers today, 14 Nov 2016. It looks like I will qualify. I'll be finding out more later today.

I'll text Justin and let him know what I know so far.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Court date

I have a court date for finalizing the new parenting plan. It's 21 November 2016, just 20 days from now.

I'll only be getting $50/mo for child support.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Cancer

Tom sees the oncologist today, hopefully he'll learn how they think he should treat the esophageal and liver cancers.

He's very fatigued and swallowing food is a challenge. He's already lost about 25-30 lbs.

I'm very concerned for him and don't feel that 5 years together is a long enough time. We'll be celebrating 5 years on November 13th 2016.

I'll be by him each step of the way.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Another Fall

I fell yesterday 26 July 2016 and skinned my left knee. I think  this makes 3 falls in the month of July. I'll have to check my book. Yes 3 falls this month, 1 inside, 2 outside.

I need to make a phone call about getting a caregiver.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Dangit, I fell 7/27/2016

I fell at about 1:30 this morning. I skidded across the floor, between the love seat and the dog crate. I got a rug burn on the palm of my right hand, plus I landed on my water cup. I may end up with a bruise on my abdomen, near one of my incision scars.

I need to get some sleep now.

Jendy

Sunday, July 17, 2016

PrEP

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, PrEP

I started taking Truvada 11 July 2016 to make sure I don't contract HIV from my primary partner, Thomas.

He gets frequent blood tests and his viral load is undectable. Taking truvada is another step to make sure I don't get it, in addition to using condoms.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Writing it down...

I've thought I was a boy for a long time, I didn't like wearing skirts or dresses. I wore them when I thought it was expected of me, since I was assigned female at birth, or AFAB.

I started growing breasts and felt like my body was betraying me. Then I started my period at age 12, more body betrayal.

I tried to be like most girls, but I ended up feeling like I'm acting in a play. It just didn't feel like the real me.

I had 3 children, the first 2 were 2 years apart, the baby is 8 and 10 years younger than his half brothers.

A few years later, Chaz Bono came out as transgender and it clicked. I'm not a tomboy, I'm transgender. I didn't come out to my mom until Caitlyn Jenner publicly came out as transgender. I came out publicly on my Facebook page.

In the beginning one needed to see a therapist to get things done legally and now that isn't required and Medicaid will cover hormones and some other things.

I only want hormones and top surgery. I'll be calling Planned Parenthood tomorrow because they will help transgender people.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Nick's summer vacation 2016

Nicolas comes back to Washington on 12 June 2016. Flying in to Seattle from Denver, on Frontier flight 137, arriving at 11:09.

I have missed him so much.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Nicolas' grand adventure...

Nicolas decided to move to Nebraska and live with his father for 17 months. What drew him most was the thought of snow in the winter. There was still snow when he got there, but was all gone the next day.

The deal was that he would move there around 26 February 2016 and move back to Washington in 2017 if he didn't like it, with visits in between. He'll be back in WA from 20 June 2016 to 15 August 2015 for summer vacation, then a week of winter vacation.

I talked to him on 21 March 2016 and he isn't liking it.

... to be continued

Sunday, March 13, 2016

In home caregivers

I had my assessment for getting an in-home caregiver on Wednesday March 9th, only to get a call letting me know that they thought I was too adaptable, or something like that, as if I didn't need help around my home. I might be somewhat adaptable, but that doesn't help me change the sheets on my bed after I had night sweats the previous night.

Sure I live in a one level apartment, but that doesn't mean I don't need help with housework. Vacuuming tires me out, even when I don't move the furniture to get the dog hair that is hiding under it, that tires me out even faster. That dog hair is still under the furniture, probably organising a takeover, after the carpet adopts a personality of its own.

Standing in one spot for 10 minutes or more can render my legs unusable, the muscles lock up and act like I don't remember how to walk anymore, they don't want to move properly. This makes it harder for me to actually cook meals. I'm too poor to order food delivered.

When I get over heated or stressed, I can end up with ataxia, my legs make it look like someone put the wrong sized legs on me, or like they were out on the wrong way. One time I had ataxia and my Mom said it looked like I was trying to walk with someone else's legs.

I see my significant other on the weekends, the days when he's not working at his job. The rest of the time, I'm home alone and have to rely on the bus if I needed to go anywhere. This is difficult for me in bad weather or when I need to go to one of the cities that are 15 miles away from where I live.

Coordinating the time I must leave my house so I can catch the buses for the connecting routes. What used to take me less than an hour back when I still drove could take me better than 3 hours either direction. It's exhausting.

I trip when walking in my apartment, especially when I'm tired. I lose coordination when I'm too warm, tired, or sitting for too long. My feet don't always go where I want them to, sometimes they want to sightsee as I walk down the hall. Not good when I pass the back wheel of my rollator and my foot gives it a kiss as I pass. Down I'd go.

Once, I was crossing the street on my way to the nearest bus stop and my foot or walker hit a rock and all forward motion stopped. I fell in the middle of the street, in front of oncoming traffic. I was mortified!

Does this, sound like someone who doesn't need any help?

I also need help with folding laundry. I'm a little shorter than 5' 1", I have a king size bed. Folding the sheets is a nightmare for me. The edges are longer than I am tall. Remember me mentioning night sweats?  My body doesn't care that Tom was here a day or two ago and won't be back for 4-5 more days. I'm not a Princess, but I'm not a fan of sleeping on stinky, crunchy sheets either.

I can take the dirty sheets off the bed, but putting clean ones on are more than I can do by myself. Sleeping on the naked mattress pad isn't my idea of a good time.

Did you forget that I'm living alone, with my dog 4 to 5 days a week? Taelor isn't much help in the houskeeping department, he just helps with getting things dirty/messy.

I have a load of laundry in the washing machine, I'd better get it started before it starts to stink (wet towels).

~ Jendie

Thursday, February 11, 2016

MS Fatigue


 https://msandmentalhealth.wordpress.com/fatigue-and-ms-2013/MS Fatigue

Fatigue and MS — 2013

by J. Lamar Freed, Psy.D.
The experience of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is marked by fatigue more than any other symptom. Health care professionals usually are informed about this effect of the disease and, of course, those of us with the disease are all to well acquainted with it’s effects. Yet despite this recognition, fatigue has not been taken as seriously nor viewed as profoundly as it merits. Fatigue is a symptom of MS. But it is much more than that. Fatigue underlies and influences many of the other symptoms experienced by people with MS and profoundly influences our quality of life.

In the last 20 years the reason for why people with MS (PWMS) get fatigue has been blamed on demyelination, the same reason for why limbs might be paralyzed or why we get the funny sensations or neuralgias in places anywhere in our body. This explanation says that the brain’s myelin-covered nerve cells are impeded or blocked when the myelin sheath is destroyed. The brain’s information superhighway turns into a quagmire of back roads and detours. Using them is exhausting. More recent research has brought this explanation into question, suggesting that fatigue may be a symptom of MS that comes from the same underlying source that causes the myelin to be attacked by our immune system. Fatigue may be a symptom of MS separate from the level of demylenation. Regardless of the reasons, fatigue is still the most frequent reason for MS disability and something that most PWMS experience in a variety of ways.
Fatigue is a complicated experience. It can be mental, producing difficulty in efficiently using our brains: managing information; retrieving information; concentrating or more selective difficulties.

Examples range very far. PWMS may have difficulty following directions or might have trouble multitasking at the end of a long day or long week. We can have trouble with emotional regulation at times as well, laughing out of proportion to a joke or alternately unable to pull themselves together after a nasty jolt. We can become snappy, or irritable or grouchy at sometimes unpredictable times. But usually it is predictable. We are fatigued. We have dipped too deeply into the well of our limited energy.

Fatigue can also be experienced as lassitude, which is a sense of disengagement from the world. This might look like a loss of a sense of time, a loss of appropriate urgency about tasks, or difficulty holding multiple pieces of information in the brain at once and many other things.
Fatigue can be experienced physically, with reduced strength in our limbs, reduced speed in our reaction time, increased neuralgias: the numbness, pain, and other discomforts that come from malfunctioning neurological systems. It can show itself immediately or, at times, it can be delayed for days. Like everything else about MS, it is highly variable from one person to the next. And while there are many options to help with fatigue, the primary treatment for fatigue is rest.

Physical fatigue often is experienced as a bone-numbing tiredness. It is a tiredness that belies description. It can make movement seem impossible and the requirement for movement overwhelming. Fatigue is to blame when someone with MS can walk without visible difficulty in the morning and by evening need a wheelchair or may be unable to get around at all. It is also fatigue that can make one’s ability on one day differ dramatically from ones ability on another. But it is also responsible for the times when picking up a child is easy in the morning, but a huge task by afternoon.

Attempts to uniformly classify types of MS fatigue have been developed by researchers, but there is no single method that has been used by all. The popular spoons article (search “Spoons and MS) appears to have summed up our experience in ways that resonates with many of us, though it is not a classification system, but rather a highly effective analogy.

Nevertheless, there is universal support that the fatigue experienced by people with MS goes beyond that of people without the disease. While it may be seductive to think that the fatigue of someone with MS is merely an exaggeration of normal fatigue, MS fatigue is qualitatively different. It is an oversimplification to say that a shopping trip for someone with MS is like running a marathon, or that a day at the beach resembles climbing Mt. Everest. The experience of neurological fatigue is unique, influencing many aspects of our abilities and our subjective experience.

This fatigue is also highly variable, reflecting the experience of the highly variable people who get this disease.. There are some with MS who do not subjectively experience fatigue as a primary symptom. Someone can have profound gait disturbances and no fatigue, or paralysis or complete numbness of a limb without experiencing unusual tiredness. Nevertheless, these folks do experience the objective consequences of fatigue. As the day goes on, their gait is likely to worsen. Mentally, they may become less focused and fuzzier as they press themselves to their tasks. Yet they don’t experience the subjective sense of exhaustion that many of the rest of us do.

How does this happen? In part it is because the location of MS lesions vary significantly. The accident of a small, strategically placed section of myelin loss can cause the complete isolation of a section of the body from the brain. The rest of the nervous system may have little or no damage and require no more energy than usual. For people who have this experience, the fatigue is focused only on the small area that is malfunctioning and they may not experience the overall sense of exhaustion that is more common.

For many other PWMS, the random lesions do not initially hit such critical places and the diagnosis of the disease comes after numerous lesions occur throughout the brain and spinal chord. This accumulation of lesions — the multiple potholes and cracks in the superhighway system — leads to the more general physical and mental fatigue experienced by so many with MS.

Mental fatigue is less well understood. There have been studies of cognitive and memory difficulties of those with advanced MS. These studies show that thinking can be disturbed and that fatigue clearly has a disruptive effect. What is known experimentally has confirmed what people with MS have known for a long time: lesions in the communication pathways interfere with thinking as well as movement.

For someone with MS, the quality and speed of thinking can be as variable as his or her walking habits. Someone who can do complicated mathematical permutations on Monday morning may be unable to calculate the tip after dinner out on Friday. Following directions with multiple steps and decision points can seem simple when a person is rested, but it can be an impossible task, requiring many repetitions or copious notes, during a period of fatigue. While MS can disturb memory or thinking directly and permanently, losses that temporarily occur within a single day or week and that improve with rest are the result of fatigue.
Mental exertion for someone with MS can carry consequences far beyond what would be expected under normal conditions. Balancing a checkbook may result in fatigue more appropriate to that of a days worth of accounting. Though less studied than physical fatigue, the quality of mental fatigue is likely to go beyond what is typically experienced by people without the disease.

As with other aspects of MS fatigue, mental fatigue is highly variable. Depending on the placement of the lesions in myelin, thinking can be completely unchanged or, alternately, a disturbance of thinking can be the only symptom experienced. Our experience of fatigue depends on many variables: the location of lesions, the number of lesions, the degree of effort exerted by normal tasks, the original intellectual capacity, the degree of physical exertion and resulting fatigue that accompany mental chores, and the many other unique factors that influence the attributes and the course of the disease for each person with MS.

Another odd attribute about the fatigue that many people with MS experience is that it sometimes does not go away with just one night’s rest. Early in my personal experience with MS I found that when I reached states of deep fatigue, it is after a second day of rest that I truly begin to feel rested. This has been echoed by others with MS. While we can press ourselves to a degree, the recovery time for extreme fatigue is longer than just one night’s sleep. A period of days may be required to recover from a particularly fatiguing or demanding experience or series of experiences. Similarly, fatigue can be cumulative. While someone with MS may be able to handle a busy day without much difficulty at times, two or three busy days in a row can lead to very difficult fatigue.

There are some people with MS who believe that they have triggered relapses or discrete new episodes in the disease by overdoing or inducing extreme fatigue in some way. There is some research and experience to support this, although it is not conclusive. What is conclusive is that chronic symptoms get worse during periods of fatigue. There is more numbness, more clumsiness, more forgetting or difficulty concentrating. People with MS can get increased muscle pain or even increased muscle spasms as fatigue increases. Whatever the chronic symptoms of an individual’s MS may be, they worsen with fatigue. The good news is that if it is caused by fatigue, it can often be cured by rest.

The influence of fatigue goes a step further. It is true to say that when people are tired they don’t want to do anything and they may be unable to perform up to standard. People with MS don’t just get tired more frequently and more quickly and more profoundly than others. They also have to live with being tired a far greater percentage of the time. This cannot be emphasized enough because it has an effect on all aspects of our quality and pace of life.
Living with fatigue means having to cope constantly with its unpleasant effects. Consider a tired child. How would you describe him or her? Grouchy, sullen, distractible, easily hurt, snippy, pessimistic, immature, picky, needy, demoralized, testy, easily pushed to anger or tears, remote, more prone to worry. These and many other things are often accurate. A tired child has more trouble concentrating. A tired child has no ambition. A tired child is a far different animal than what he or she was, sometimes just hours earlier. Then the child was cheerful, full of pep, precocious, smart, focused, impervious to criticism, immune to damage.

Adults with MS do not carry their moods transparently, like children. But the underlying effect is very similar, even as it varies according to ones particular personality. When someone is operating while fatigued, even when that someone is an adult, his or her experience changes dramatically. Moods can be low. Demoralization can set in. Negative thoughts may seem more realistic. Requests from others might seem more intrusive. Small worries can become major anxieties. Kind suggestions can feel like hostile criticism. What seemed like a simple task just hours ago appears now to be a burden or an imposition.

During times of fatigue everyone is less themselves. People can be snappier. They may be more prone to tears or tirades, and they are often more easily hurt and less hesitant to hurt others. When tired, people are less in control of both thoughts and emotions. When fatigue states become extreme, moods can look labile or highly fluctuating and out of control.
Not only are the bodies and minds of people with MS prone to fatigue, but that fatigue compounds itself to test normal human resiliency and make it less accessible, leaving the person with MS struggling to meet the challenges of the disease with lowered spirits and undermined resolve.

This experience is not depression and it is not anxiety. It is fatigue. This is not to say the people with MS don’t get depressed or anxious. The opposite is certainly true. Nor does it mean they can’t learn to increase their ability to cope with the effect of fatigue. People with MS often get psychological symptoms and they can learn to deal with both the depression and with the anxiety that often accompanies the experience of being sick with a exhausting and unpredictable disease. But fatigue is different from these emotional issues and is less likely to respond to treatments for psychological disorders.

Fatigue has been treated with medication. A variety of stimulants were tested and demonstrated to improve the energy levels of some people suffering MS fatigue. These medications, along with their side effects, can be discussed with your neurologist. Not everyone benefits from these medications. For some they provide only a partial improvement in the level of energy or may offer unpleasant side effects.

More effective is the treatment one can get without a doctor’s prescription: rest.
The need for rest and ones ability to discipline ourselves to rest enough is as highly variable as every other attribute and symptom shared by people with MS. For many with MS in its early stages or during periods of remission a general increase in the restfulness of ones environment may be sufficient to allow for an approximation of normal activity: taking a quiet lunch instead of running errands or exercising; reading or watching movies on days off; or moderating our social calendars, as examples.

The environment also can be changed or modified slightly. Better seating at home or at work might be provided. Within a family, chores can be re-divided to give more sedentary tasks to the one with MS. At work, job descriptions can be altered to provide for a reduced demand for physical energy. Work can be organized to leave the less demanding tasks for the end of the day and week.

Many times such slight changes are effective at decreasing the severe fatigue suffered in MS. Frequently, more dramatic changes are needed. Fatigue may be reduced much more significantly if more aggressive changes are made. Taking a two-hour lunch or taking a nap in the afternoon are some examples. Parents with children may need to send them to day care just so they can get enough rest. Jobs that require regular physical exertion may have to be replaced with jobs that allow sitting most of the day. More painfully, some people don’t find that they can manage the most profound fatigue until they retire or semi-retire from their full time jobs. Fatigue can be disabling.

Often, no amount of environmental change is sufficient to relieve the fatigue experienced by those with MS. Yet, there are things to do to make the effect of fatigue less painful or damaging. People with MS benefit substantially by building a repertoire of sedentary activities that can be enjoyed regardless of any level of fatigue. This means more than watching TV. This can include reading, writing, puzzle solving, computer games, meditation, listening to music or books on tape, talking to friends on the phone, surfing the Internet, learning to speak another language, memorizing the birds of the Amazon — the list is endless. This is more difficult for some than for others. Those who most enjoy active invigorating physical recreation may have more difficulty adjusting to a regimen that includes rest than those who were initially more sedate. 

Speculatively, a long history of undiagnosed MS may have already influenced individuals to be more sedentary by the time symptoms have worsened enough to get a diagnosis.
The people who surround a person with MS can also be trained to serve as a buffer against exhaustion. In addition to taking on more physically demanding chores (or all of the chores, at times), loved ones can become sensitive to timing and important signals. Discussions of important decisions can be delayed to those times of maximum cognitive energy. The requirement of last minute cancellations of strenuous events can be treated with respect and understanding. For many people with MS it is the significant other that notices the first signs of an impending time of fatigue and may take steps to get to back to home and hearth. It may be your spouse who sends you in from the garden, after noticing an increased tremor or wobble.
Ways of communicating about fatigue may have to be developed within a family. As with anxiety and pain, fatigue can be rated. Rate the worse experience of fatigue as a ten and the complete absence of fatigue as a zero, then compare your current fatigue state to other times. 

Use this to communicate with your family. Other ways of rating fatigue — color-coding, for example — may be developed.
People close to those with MS can become very sensitive to the signs of fatigue. There is good reason for this. The benefits of controlling fatigue are many. Not only does monitored and minimized fatigue make the person with MS more like himself or herself for more of the time, but it also reduces the experience of many of the chronic symptoms of MS, symptoms that are unpleasant for the person with MS and his or her family alike.

But not even the most sensitive and supportive family is as effective as the practiced, aware and disciplined person with MS. To do as much as we like, to be as rested as possible, we must become expert in our own disease. This involves taking care to avoid known fatiguing experiences, watching out for the warning signs of fatigue, planning the day or week to provide for needed rest, keeping commitments to a level that avoids the buildup of fatigue, and leaving a buffer to allow for recuperation if fatigue goes beyond expected levels. All these things, and more, depending on the form taken by ones own MS, can be monitored and controlled.
Fatigue is a central factor in MS and its control can have a profound modulating influence on the experience of the disease.

Much is still unknown about fatigue. The experience of many people with MS and some studies have given support to the idea that the avoidance of fatigue can influence the progression of MS or reduce exacerbations. This, however, is still speculative. What is known is that fatigue is more than just an unpleasant part of this disease. As a person with MS gets more fatigued, all other symptoms of the disease are made worse. For this reason and many others, it is well worth any effort to reduce and control fatigue.

Contact Dr. Freed now for a personal consultation regarding how to manage your MS fatigue. His website is lamarfreed.com