February 23, 2010

Brain farts

Okay so, my first week on these Reliv shakes has been only positive.
  • Brain fog is clearing
  • Have only napped once this week, and that was the afternoon my period started
  • Can walk farther before my legs give out. Not significantly farther. Just a smidge. But I'll take it!
  • I'm reducing Claritin and not sneezing my brains out...as much
  • And let me tell you about my poopies...!
A few months ago I bought in to a company called Tastefully Simple. I love this stuff and naively assumed I'd be able to easily talk people into buying some product because I am so excited about it. Then...Bo's mom came for a visit, stayed for 12 weeks and I totally let this slide. But I'm back to it and working hard on it and hope it can soon start to pay off for me.

I wish my new husband will get off his hiney pretty soon and jump through whatever a hoops a veteran needs to jump through to get some medical benefits for his new spouse.

The uber-blogger Jeri posted this yesterday about the drug study that we're both on. Exciting stuff, but I really detest what this drug is going to be called. Gilenia? Sounds like a gynecological infection to me.

Said drug study is asking lab rats at the one-year mark to undergo a cardiac ultrasound, which I did this morning. The financial incentive, while very nice, was not necessary for me, I would have agreed without it. I'm taking it of course, I'm not an idiot. It's nearly a car payment!

Hubby and I are both kicking ourselves for putting our dog Maggie through that knee surgery a few months ago...it ultimately failed and healing has been really slow. She has forgiven us, though.

I've been enjoying the hell out of the Olympics this year.

'Kay, that's the latest. Be well, everybody!

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February 17, 2010

Been there, done that

So yesterday I get a phone call from a neighbor, inviting me and Bo to her home on Saturday. She and her husband are "starting a new business" that they want to share with their friends. I had to decline because we already have a commitment for that night. So then she invited me over this morning for a tea party [not a Tea Party tea party, just hot beverage and muffins and fruit].

When I arrived, I see she has her kitchen table all decorated with booklets and products from a company called "Reliv". I remembered how, very shortly after my MS diagnosis in 1998, a family friend introduced me to Reliv products and I used them for a few years. If memory serves, this was from early 2000 to early 2005. Can't tell you exactly why I stopped, I think I was just bored with them.

I also remember not having a flare, being able to walk my dogs for a mile every day and having the stamina to work 55-70 hours a week at my job (!), which has not been my experience since late 2005.

This gave me pause...did I remain as healthy as I was then because that was just my disease course...or was Reliv actually helping me?

So yeah, I'm giving it another try. I've committed to 90 days. I'll keep you informed.

Hey, do any of you use Reliv? Or have you in the past? Please let me know about your experience!