Category: HSCT

Recipe for Dealing with Frustration

Frustration is one of my biggest problems these days. I don’t have access to a lot of my frontal and temporal lobe in the brain, so I can’t control my responses or emotions very well. I easily lose my cool with my kids. They never adjusted very well to the whole zoom school agenda we…

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Happiness and Contentment

As I sit here tonight, while my family is all at church, I sip my glass of Prosecco. I look out the window at the sunlit wetland near the back of my house, and I realize I am happy. More importantly I am content. I love this feeling and I feel like I don’t have…

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Meet Me Where I’m At

Something that has been bothering me lately is the inability for others to truly see how I am now. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t blame them. In fact I do the same most of the time. We all really want me to be the Rachel I used to be. The Rachel without diminished executive…

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Balance

Balance is an important term for people with MS for many reasons. There is the physical balance that you lose which makes is hard to run, walk, and do yoga. For instance, I stopped running outside a while ago, when it got to the point that I fell every time. But luckily, because of the…

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The Big Move

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines anxiety as “fear or nervousness about what might happen.” I am currently feeling a very large dose of this psychological entrapment. My three kids, my cat and dog, and my friend who offered to drive as I still cannot concentrate at a level that would make it safe for me to…

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