Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Pain/Symptom Journal

Middle of 2017 I came to the conclusion that I needed to step up my game and truly keep track of my pain and any random symptoms or issued that I incurred whether it be daily or as it occurred.  So I looked for pain/symptom journals.  I found some that looked ok, I found plenty of 'worksheets' to track stuff, but nothing that was all together and nothing I felt met my needs completely.

So I found a 'worksheet' that had all the information I was requiring but again it was a loose paper and I wanted some type of note book.  One day I found a journal at target that was blank and lined with the word "date" to head all the pages.  It was perfect.  So I took pieces of the worksheet that were combined perfectly and other pieces I rearranged and put into a word document.  I printed this and pasted it to the journal.  Some portions like the little figure to show where the pain is I didn't use daily if I wasn't feeling pain.

Here are examples of my pages:

First is the 'Key' that lists Stressors, symptoms and what it means when I have a number in ( ).

Second is a picture of the book I mentioned and how the page looks will all the information pasted in. 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Walk MS Houston - Nov 5, 2017

Dear Friends and Family,
I recently registered to participate in Walk MS and I'm inviting you to join my team.
Fundraising drives groundbreaking research, provides life-changing services and guarantees a supportive community for those who need it most. Your participation is a powerful step in creating a world free of MS.
Please visit my personal fundraising page to join my team or make a donation. By joining my team, you will be signing up for a great event and an important cause. Each mile we walk, each dollar we raise brings us that much closer to our goal – an end to MS.
I really hope you join my team and support the MS movement.
Thank you!
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Monday, March 13, 2017

Proud to Represent

Did you know that premature birth is the #1 killer of babies in the United States?
I'm on a mission to change that. Our family knows firsthand the challenges of having a baby born too soon. We first started walking in 2008 with our daughter. in 2009 the meaning of the walk became all to real when our first son was born at 20 weeks. Being before V-day (Viability at 24 weeks) he was to little to survive. Eventhough we were already planning to continue to raise funds. I've made it a mission to continue every year.
Join us and walk or donate for all the babies born to soon.
#marchforbabies #whyiwalk

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Invisible symptoms in MS - Momentum Magazine Online

When you have an invisible illness it can be an uphill battle to get others to understand or see what you are going through when what you are going through is unseen.  Check out the article below on how to shine a light on the unseen.

Invisible symptoms in MS - Momentum Magazine Online:

Thursday, May 19, 2016

2016 Put On Purple

Tomorrow is Put On Purple day for Lupus Awareness.  Please show your support, rock your purple even if it's a purple butterfly pinned to your shirt.  Show your love for those dealing with this invisible disease.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Lupus Awareness

This Lupus Awareness Month, take action in the fight to solve the cruel mystery of lupus. You can join the Lupus Foundation of America in supporting the estimated 1.5 million Americans living with the disease with three easy steps:

1. Educate yourself with these facts about lupus.
     *  Lupus is a complex disease that is hard to define. It strikes without warning, affects each person differently, and has no known causes or cure.
      *  Lupus symptoms can be severe and highly unpredictable and can damage any organ or tissue, from the skin or joints to the heart or kidneys.
       * Despite the widespread prevalence of lupus, research on the disease has remained underfunded, relative to its scope and devastation.
       * Only one drug has ever been developed specifically to treat lupus and approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

2. On May 20th, Put on Purple™ raise awareness and show your support for people affected by lupus. Learn more by visiting and submit your photos at

3. Take the KNOW LUPUS challenge at and challenge your friends so that together we can create a future with NO LUPUS.