Stressed in Every Way

Today, I find myself stressed in almost every possible way! I woke up to find very distressing test results. I found out my spinal cord MRI results: I now have multiple lesions in my thoracic spinal cord, plus osteophytes.

I’m concerned about my daughter, too. A couple of days ago, I took her to be fitted for a cast, since she broke her foot. She is on long-term prednisone, so she is more susceptible to sustaining a fracture.

This afternoon, my 90-year-old mother developed shortness of breath. She’s at the hospital right now, receiving IV diuretics. Her hemoglobin is also low. Most upsetting, I wasn’t allowed to see her when I drove to the hospital.

Then, there’s the added stress of trying to perform all of my jobs amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Did I mention that my grant is running out for Vumerity, the immunosuppressant that I have been taking to manage my relapsing-remitting MS? Also, I just received my very last social security disability benefit.

1 thought on “Stressed in Every Way”

  1. Praying for you in the midst of this upheaval. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape – it may sound trite, considering all that has fallen on you in so short a period of time.


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