I have thought and written. Written, taught and thrown away. Over and over again. Now I finally finished some kind of satisfying result. It is an attempt to make it easier for you to understand the complexity of the symptoms but at the same time show you that if you treat one of them, you will treat several of your other symptoms. You will become a MS-know-it-all after reading it.
Today I will give you a simple overview of the symptoms you can get from what ever your form of MS you have. You can find it here. In the blue boxes they are presented. In the mintish-coloured boxes I have put the most common “symptoms-of-the-symptoms”. Since I am no genius when it comes to what kind of files that is easiest to read on a blog, please tell me if you have problems reading it.
Springtime – a time for renewal
Today I realized that a lot has happened outside while I have been in my “getting over my symptoms mood”. Sure, I have been outside. Been to work, to the store, having coffee on our outdoor woodenfloor in the sun. But I have not really seen what has happened in our garden.
I love spring! Those first days when you can sit outside, smelling the sunshine! Yes, I actually think that sunshine has a certain smell to it. Maybe it is because all senses it lure out from the nature. Still I believe the sunshine has a certain smell.
Every true garden has a petcemetery! In our cemetery we have two hamsters and one guinea pig. This mom has done her digging. My PPMS-pain has complained but digged I have.
Crafting and creating having symptoms
A couple of lilac crocuses are planted by my handmade cross. Yes, I can handle hammers too so I made a rustic cross of some poles we did not use anymore. Creating with my hands is my thing. That is why my worsening power in my hands are such a hard thing for me to cope with. Every little hobby and interest I have are depending on my hands. Even writing or typing are tough for me. That is one of the reasons to why it takes so long in between my posts.
I use my hands until they feel powerless or my fingers starts disobeying me. When using a keyboard the fingers starts typing a lot of words they do not exist or they starts to put down all fingers at on time. In stuff I written by hand I can see when my fingers worsening that time, cause my writing gets more and more ugly. Most of the times I need to stop writing completely. Even though I use my aid for making the pen grip bigger the hand and fingers refuses to hold it. I just drop the pen.
But now it is spring and that means that warmer times are coming and hopefully that will make it easier for me to use my hands.
Heat versus cold when it comes to your symptoms
For me cold is hindering me than heat. When I am cold (which is most time of the year in Sweden) my body parts get more stiff. Since my capillary circulation is poor in my fingers and toes it gets even more difficult for me using my fingers. I am the first person to put on gloves when autumn come, and I am the last person to take them off in springtime.
This poor circulation has a name called Raynauds syndrome and has, in my case, nothing to do with my MS. My mother has it, her father had it so I can thank my genes for that problem. I expected that my toes would get whiter than they did when I took that sightseeing of the garden. The grass is not especially warm yet…
Walking in the springtime on wintery-anti-slip-gravels
I can tell you that the gravels are really need in the winterland but now they are only dangerous to me. This little dog, Wille, is not well trained yet so sometimes he pulls really hard on his leash. Me standing on gravel has a hard job not to slip and fall.
No, his not big but last night he managed to make me fall. He just took a extra lap around my shanks and I fell like a tree. Have a nice big bruce on my left thigh and a stiff neck after that. Your reaction time is really slow having Fatigue. I start to think that I might have forgotten to mention that in my list of symptoms.
Managing the symptoms
I have not written how to manage the symptoms in the list of symptoms. It turned out to chaotic trying to do that. As I mentioned, many of the symptoms are the same. “Lower experiences of Quality of life” is one symptom to many symptoms. My intention to present the managing tools the way I presented the Fatigue-managing tools. The managing tools can give results on many of the symptoms and their symptoms like for instance “workout”.
Have springtime reached you yet? Is the winter weather or the summer weather easier for you?