Living with M.S.

"Living with M.S. is sort of like training for a long race. The harder you try, and the longer you keep at it, the stronger you become.
Eventually, looking back, you may be amazed at the power you possessed, even when you had no idea it was within your reach." (Linda Ann Nickerson)

Saturday

Ever have a surplus of energy with MS?



Fatigue is a hallmark of multiple sclerosis. We get that. Sudden overwhelming exhaustion affects nearly everybody who battles MS.

Yup.

But if you have MS, have you ever experienced a seemingly random day (or even a few hours) of amazingly high energy? Ever surprised yourself with everything you were able to accomplish on a certain day?

That just happened to me. And it’s not the first time.

I’m not complaining. Just puzzled.

Maybe it’s not random at all. It just feels that way.

Once in a blue moon, I get to have a day when my head doesn’t throb or spin. My vision isn’t foggy and color-dim. Nothing hurts (at least too much). And I feel like checking all sorts of things off my never-ending to-do list.

 
It’s only noon, and I’ve already:

  • baked a banana bundt cake from scratch
  • changed the cat litter box
  • cleaned out the refrigerator
  • cooked a full breakfast
  • loaded and emptied the dishwasher twice
  • mended a pair of trousers
  • polished the wood furniture
  • prepared, published and posted a client newsletter
  • refilled my bird feeders
  • reorganized my pantry
  • run a couple of laundry loads
  • switched out the bedsheets
  • taken out the trash
  • tidied up my craft cupboard
  • treated myself to a do-it-yourself facial
  • updated a website
  • walked the dogs
  • wrapped a couple of birthday gifts
  • written and mailed all my Christmas thank-you notes
… and I’m not through yet.

What a Saturday morning!

Maybe this is how the non-MS world feels all the time.

Tomorrow I’ll be tired. I’ll wonder what I was possibly thinking to go after so many projects today.

But I’ll still count it as worth the effort.

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