Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Big week

It's been a while. I am not going to make any excuses. I am sure you can figure it out...
I am just about to start Novantrone- a chemotherapy drug that is used for multiple sclerosis. After having tried all the drugs- Avonex, Copaxone, Betaseron, and Rebif- then going on to we are about to begin Novantrone.
My good friend Maria introduced me (via email) to a good friend of hers that also went through chemo to help her MS. Kathy is 2 years past chemo and doing great! So that gives me high hopes. I follow her blog
I have been enjoying the hell out of my summer- I traveled quite a bit! I went to Chicago to visit my parents for a week. I went to LA to surprise my brother on his 40th bday! Then my whole family went to Colorado for a family reunion! I felt really great while I traveled! When we got home from all the traveling- I started to experience some problems with really heavy legs, blurry vision, blahblahblah.
I am super happy to move on with treatments! I just want to fight this MS with everything that I have got!
Tomorrow is 11 years of sobriety for me! That in itself is reason to be thankful! Thankful for all of the support that I have in my life!
2 days until I am going in for the first dose of chemo! I am not looking forward to the side effects, but willing to go through them if it helps me with my MS.

be good!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Scentsy is my new thing!! I love the product so much that I have become an independent consultant. My website is

Happy 2010

I have so much to be happy for this year- last week I finally was awarded social security disability! I felt shock, relief, happiness, shock, and total shock. I have been working since I was 14- and always in a hair salon! That is all I know! I went through the nerve wracking hearing in front of a disability judge... and it was nerve wracking! I was really hopeful- but pretty sure that I would get denied again. I was shocked last week to get my papers that said I was awarded
what I had been so patient for!
This will give my family a lot more flexibility. I am not counting my chickens before they are hatched- but having a steady income from my side of the maraige- will be so helpful! We depended on the two of us making ends meet for years- and then MS hits our family like a hailstorm and we are down to one income and TONS more medical expenses.
SUPER THRILLED about 2010! I have 3 wonderful children and a great husband that would do just about anything for me- I have so many wonderfully supportive friends! I am one lucky girl!
I got to spend Christmas with my family in Chicago- and that was great to be there!
We are moving forward and hoping that 2010 is going to be a new beginning for us!

On another exciting note- I am now a Independent Consultant for SCENTSY! I am so excited about it! I love all the SCENTSY warmers and fragrances! I even have my own little website where you can check out the catalog and order
HAPPY 2010 !
be good!