About Me: Female, 56, Basking Ridge, NJ, member since Dec 2012
Hi - I'm a 54 year old woman (that still looks funny - girl?!) who has had MS for almost 30 years. I "retired" 14 years ago. As an event planner I couldn't remember if I had paid vendors, what room things were in, if I had made requested changes....Also, vision under f
[More]luorescent lights got harder and harder throughout the day. And fatigue, so unpredictable. And the shaking!!! I am SO glad to no longer work as it was incredibly stressful and made worse by a horrendous and cruel boss.
I iive in a condo in a beautiful area with my boyfriend, dog, 2 cats and a fish. We are hoping to buy a home right over the Rt. 78/PA border soon to GET OUT of NJ. I want a little garden, maybe a couple chickens.... Can't move too far away as both of our parents are in their 80s and fathers have had cancer for several years. A bit nervous (a BIT??) about the move as all my doctors and couple friends are here. But it would only be an hour away to "commute" to them. And all my MS groups/friends are here! Including a wondeful arts and crafts group sponsored by the local MS Center. So much fun.
Days are never dull and always something to do. So busy I sometimes don't look at the computer for a week - no time or too exhausted!
I like this site - but don't know how to "do" threads or get around to what I want. Assume it willl get better w/ trial and error.
I added an interest not on the official list. Because of the fatigue, I am having a terrible time trying to keep healthy, quick meals on the dinner table - or lunch table - or whatever. I am a vegetarian who eats certain sustainable seafood. Not much, but some. My boyfriend usually goes along with whatever I make. But this whole week has been Chinese take-out, leftover pasta and sauce from the freezer and heaven only knows what else. (He is a great cook, but has had the flu. So that's out!
Glad I discovered this site! Lots of neat people on here.
Thanks in advance to all for your sharing and help.
Just a quick note to say hi! Welcome. I trained my own dogs a Dalmatian Polly and now I am working with Grady a Foxhound. I was dog trainer pre MS. My dogs are Certified with the NC Department of Health and Human Services. They help me see and walk, and if I fall they stand still to help me climb up. The puppy also pulls me out of chairs. They pull my shopping cart when I can't. Thanks about my paintings I love animals.
Just a quick note to say hi! I'm sorry for getting back to you so late! No, I'm not currently Vegetarian, though I have spent many years as a Vegetarian. I'm "Paleo", and I only get my meat from a grass fed rancher 10 miles down the road from me. The meat is much higher in Omega-3s, and is much healthier than the grain finished feedlot stuff you get in the supermarket.
So, it's meat, fish, eggs, veggies, a little fruit, and a few nuts, for me. No sugar, grains or anything "processed".
I hope your Holidays were joyful and peaceful. Peace, Lisa
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