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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

MS Sucks

This doesn’t have anything to do with sports or sports cards.  But please take the time to read.  I’ll be back to regular posting soon.  This is a copy of the blog post from my “Random Thoughts from a Random Guy” blog.

 

I haven’t talked much about the wife and her medical issues.  But I feel that I need to.  For those that don’t know, she was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) a little under a year ago.  While it was nice to finally have a diagnosis for all her issues, it hasn’t been fun learning about MS.  The fact that lesions are covering my wife’s brain scares me.  The facts that what this disease could do to her, scares me.  The fact that we are going to have to start daily injections of meds scares me.  The fact that in the future, she might have to rely on me, scares me.  In other words, there are a lot of things about this disease that scare me.

But what doesn’t scare me, is the fact that my wife will keep fighting.  Even though she is in extreme pain, she takes care of things around here.  She gets my kids up and to school every morning and picks them up every day.  Even though it may put her down for the rest of the day.  She keeps fighting every day when she takes showers and it absolutely drains her body of all energy.  Just a shower does that to her.  She cooks for us almost every day.  But in order to do all this, it takes a toll on her.  She has to lie on the floor multiple times a day just to stretch her back.  She needs a back rub almost every night.  When she stands in the kitchen too long, she’ll all of the sudden need to sit down because of a sharp pain in her neck.  She has to use a wheelchair when we go to functions because she can’t handle sitting in the chairs provided.  Or she has to use a wheelchair if we need to go shopping because she can’t be on her feet too long.  And I haven’t even touched on the mental issues like memory loss, or the brain fog she suffers through, or the migraine’s.  Yes, she does a lot for us.  And yes, she suffers a lot for us. 

I have to pause typing this so she can lay on the floor.  Why does she need me, I have to curl my fingers so she can put my finger tips at a certain spot on her skull which helps relieve the pressure in her spine.

I also had to massage the base of her skull because it hurts.  She always hurts.  We need a cure for this beast.  And that’s where you all come in.  There’s a group of us “Team Laws” that are walking in the annual MS Walk here in town.  Cheri will walk.  It may cost her the rest of the day but she is bound and determined to make it.  What I need from you, donations.  I don’t care if you donate $1 or $500, we need it all.  So if you could find it in your hearts to donate to our team to help find a cure for MS, we would be eternally grateful.  All the donations are taken directly from the National MS Society website so you can be sure who gets your money.  It’s the only time of the year that I ask all of you for help.  Please help find a cure for this horrible disease.  Click Below.

I want to help.

We can also turn in donations if you would prefer to just give us a cash or check.  Checks can be made out to the National MS Society.  Thank you for taking the time to read all of this and thank you for your continued support.

If you can’t spare a few bucks, pass this post on.  Via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Wherever.  The more that see it, the better the chances are that we can fund the search for a cure.  There are a few buttons below this post to share, please use them.

7 comments:

  1. I'm sorry, and you're both so strong. I will be sending you a check. It's not much, but hopefully it helps.

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  2. check your paypal, brother. my small part. also sending power and comfort to you both.

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  3. Wishing you, your wife, and family nothing but the best.

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  4. I want to personally thank all of you awesome people in the blogging community. I have seen your kindness come through many times and I truly thank and appreciate everyone of you.
    And a huge thank you and lots of love to my wonderful husband for always being so patient and loving.

    Cheri -The Better Half of My Sports Obsession :)

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    1. I was going to argue "The Better Half of My Sports Obsession" but she's right. I can't argue that.

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  5. Jeff and Cheri, I admire you both, all the best !! I send you some support via paypal, just to help a little bit. Regards, Jeroen aka The Dutch Card Guy

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  6. Jeff: Is your PayPal account the same as your e-mail? I'd like to send a little something to help a bit. By the way, I dropped some cards in the mail today.

    I hope you both have a great day for a walk. I'm competing in something that day in Indy and I'll be thinking of you guys along the way.

    Take care.

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