How Was That Massage?

The massage was wonderful. What else can I say.

However, it wasn't wonderful in a relaxing way. It was wonderful in that I woke up with LESS of a headache today than I have in months. So much LESS, it was almost like not having a headache. I have already booked my next session.

My massage therapist has created a plan for us...something related to my parasympathetic nervous system (the opposite of fight or flight, or the sympathetic nervous system). Massage and drainage to help with my twitchy legs, teeth clenching, breathing, headaches and migraines, AND working out my injection sites to help prevent any scar tissue. All in a one hour massage, every five-six weeks.

The massage will be wonderful. That's all I have to say.

For now.

A First Step

Tomorrow, I'm going for a massage. It has been about 16 years since my last massage, and at that time, I was looking for relief from migraine and tension headaches. Now, I'm looking for relief from sleep discomfort/problems caused by this (stupid) disease.

I don't think I can go wrong.

The only thing that I'm worried about (other than finding a parking spot) is my injection sites. They are sore, and sensitive to the slightest touch. In particular, my upper-outer thighs cause me grief daily. I took a week off my injections a couple of weeks ago, in order to give all my sites an extra week of recovery. I don't think it helped any...might have to go longer next time.

And maybe - massage is just what these sites need. Boost up the circulation...

What a Nuisance

My internal thermostat* is screwed. I'm sure that I have mentioned this before, but it's really getting out of hand. I'm always HOT. Countless times per day, my cheeks flush. My head and neck perspire. No wait, perspire sounds tame. I need to wipe the beads of sweat away...does perspire cover that? This is for sure, I don't glisten. I could easily fool people in to thinking that I have been exercising.

Now that the hot weather is upon us - it's getting worse.

*the hypothalamus (located just above the brain stem and approximately the size of an almond) controls body temperature along with other things. I have many lesions in this area.

Today, I am more frustrated than ever before. I want to cry. I want to rip off my clothes and shave my head. I'm home by myself, the air conditioning is on, sitting out of the sun, making a pair of earrings...and what happens...sweat starts to roll down my temple. It's so stupid.

Side note: I recently cut my hair to expose the back of my neck because it's too hot in my body

Where Are the Recipes?

I have been lacking in my recipe/cooking posts! I have two to go (in my brain, and on my camera) I just haven't sat down and poured them out here on the blog. One is for Parmesan Crusted Tilapia and the other is for a Chicken Pasta Salad. Jason and I have enjoyed the fish twice, and as non-fish eaters, this is huge!

Also lacking is my energy to cook. I had a good run, and I'm sure that it will come back. I have had a number of other things going on, both physically and mentally, and these things have left me drained.

So never fear - I'll be sharing my cooking experiences again!

Little bits about my life with MS

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