“But you look well”

At the drugstore the other day. An old man was complaining about how he felt so tired and sometimes his legs didn’t obey him. And then came the annoying words from the lady at the counter. “But you look well!” To which he replied, “I know, it’s not my looks I’m complaining about.”

I mentally high-fived him and took note of his words. ‘Cause, yeah, we’re all pretty good-looking, no one needs to remind us that. 😉

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Good news, trip to the hospital, and why from now on I’m cured

This week has been really kind of intense.

First the good news. On Monday I had an ultrasound to check on my endo and, surprise, my ovaries are clean! No cysts no nothing. Doctor says I still have endo cells and that I will always have them as it is a chronic condition, but for now things appear to be stabilized. I’ll drink to that. Continue reading

New neuro, a whole new world

On Wednesday I went to an appointment with a new MS specialist. I am far from pleased with the way my MS specialist has been dealing with my case in the hospital. I have been waiting for months to start new medication and no one tells me why it’s been taking so long. I had to be tested twice for the JC virus for no apparent reason. No one tells me what’s going on, like my case and my MS progression don’t matter at all. Continue reading

Homework

After my therapist and I did those sessions of reconnective healing, I asked her about EMDR. I did a session once, back in November 2013, with my previous therapist, and it was so interesting and intense that I always kept in my mind the idea that I could pursue this kind of therapy.

EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – is a technique developed to help victims of trauma. It initially became very popular and successful with war veterans suffering from PTSD but it is being increasingly used to treat other forms of trauma – including emotional trauma – and even to soothe anxiety symptoms in people suffering from severe anxiety. Continue reading