family, knitting, living


Yeah…I did it.  I decided to try some alternative medicine as a complement (not replacement momma) to help with some of the MS crap.  I know, I never mention the monster here, not sure why.  Anywho, I have been fighting fatigue and the weight gain that seems to go with it as well as a ridiculous oversensitivity to heat.  So, I got the nerve to finally go for it.  I saw a great woman, Danialia, today.  She is younger than me (go figure), calm and sensitive.  I told her I was a little nervous, so she put a needle right into the crown of my head.  It literally felt like I melted into the table.  The needles were almost imperceptible.  Henry quizzed me to the nth degree when I came back, but I didn’t know what to tell him.  I feel pretty good, but really tired.  It’s funny, I feel tired in a different way than before and I certainly can’t explain that for those of you who were planning on asking.  I will say that my forearms are so sore that I don’t want to knit and I am not sure about typing.  I am going to give this a real try.  I am committing to myself that I will try this once a week for six weeks.  I am also going to start my calcium, vitamin d and the biggy B12 (terribly low) for this same period.  I am also going to try the fish oil again.  I am hoping that doing something is better than the nothing I seem to be doing now.  Maybe since I said it in a public way I will feel responsible for sticking to my plan…..wish me luck!

12 responses

  1. Dianne,
    I am so proud of you!!!!! This is a big step and I think what you are doing will help you not only physically but mentally too. I want to know how the Acupuncture goes. And please keep taking the vitamins. I know you will see a big difference. You GO GIRL!!! Miss you!!!!

    January 30, 2008 at 9:31 pm

  2. becca

    I wanted to say YOU GO GIRL – Wendy beat me to it. hehehe Any way, praying these positive changes will ease up some of your symptoms. Love you!!!

    January 31, 2008 at 3:08 am

  3. slippingthroughmyfingers

    Wendy and Becca,
    Thanks so much…trying not to cry. I read this and felt like I was getting a couple of big ol’ hugs! Thank you both!

    January 31, 2008 at 7:31 am

  4. becca

    I sure wish we could give you big old hugs so far away!
    Rémi is looking over my shoulder and correcting me and he says “I love you Tatie Di and Grey and Mycah and Uncle Henry.”

    January 31, 2008 at 10:44 am

  5. Lori

    I’m calling you right now, so I’ll make my comment telephonically!

    January 31, 2008 at 9:33 pm

  6. Anne R.

    Yay you for taking such initiative. As a dear friend says, sometimes you just have to look the frog in the face and eat it. Here’s to biting the frog!

    February 1, 2008 at 2:24 pm

  7. knittofit

    Dianne, I just left, what might have been the most inspirational message ever penned on a blog, but in my complete ignorance of blogging, it was deleted!!! So I’ll have to try again. I was very surprised to learn about the demons you are currently tackling. I just wanted to extend a hand if you need something. I can’t imagine dealing with this in a new community away from obviously wonderful friends and family. Let us help you…while we barely know each other, I know there is a network here for you if you need it.

    Okay, I lied about the inspirational blog thing, but not about deleting it in my ignorance or about my willingness to help out. Call on us…

    February 1, 2008 at 6:50 pm

  8. slippingthroughmyfingers

    Thank you so much. I’m kind of funny about the whole thing. I don’t hide it, but it just doesn’t come up. I really appeciate all of the friends I’m making here. There really could not be a better place to be new in then here! Thank you!!!!! DIanne

    February 1, 2008 at 11:46 pm

  9. becca

    Thank you knitafit and Henry! Di’s one of the strongest women I know but she is also one of the most fiercly independent women I know!

    February 2, 2008 at 4:03 am

  10. knittofit

    Dianne, Your welcome. I will take your lead. I plan to be at the shop tomorrow…Having a sale on some of the really nice yarn if you want to stop by..30% off some yummy stuff! Maybe I’ll see you tomorrow. Talk later.

    February 2, 2008 at 6:30 pm

  11. knittofit

    Dainne, Great knitting with you today. Did you make home alright? Love the pics!! Have a great week..Won’t be around next weekend as Maggie has dance competition in Davenport! UGH!

    February 3, 2008 at 7:59 pm

  12. Sometimes when conventional medicine does not work, we have to look elsewhere. Congradulation for taking charge of your health.Please keep us posted on your progress. I had an accupuncture therapy and felt it helped. Hope it helps you too.

    April 24, 2008 at 11:09 pm