5th July 2017 Oxygen therapy #7

I haven’t done a video to go with today’s Oxygen therapy blog.

The treatment went really well, I’m really enjoying being able to take the time and its purely just ‘me time’ Its something that we rarely do for ourselves, due to the busy lifestyles we lead. 

I am a firm believer in making time for yourself, to check in and listen to your body, she’ll talk to you if you give her the chance! 

I’m really starting to enjoy reading again. Ever since I lost vision in my right eye, on the lead up to my MS diagnosis, I stopped reading as much until I got myself a ‘Kindle’ This was a great move, it meant I could enlarge the text, so I didn’t struggle so much to see the print.
On days when my vision isn’t as good (normally when its hot) I still use my Kindle, but there’s nothing like the feel of holding a book. That’s if you can feel, and MS hasn’t taken that from you, sense of touch for me is like you would get if you are permanently wearing washing up gloves! 

How are u at holding books? I find that really painful and heavy as well! Oh the joys! If anyone has any cool tips on reading books, any devices used to hold one and keep the pages of book open???? 

Please, I’d love to know 😄
The reason I didn’t do a video is because around the 15 minutes left in the chamber marker, I went so unbelievably tired! It wasn’t like my normal ms fatigue, more like absolute exhaustion! 

I just wanted to sleep! So I closed my book & rested my eyes, I needed to be alert enough to drive!

Maybe I was effected so much because I was listening to background music as well as reading? All that information going into my brain, must be a lot to digest?

I made sure I was completely awake and alert before driving home, which also meant I couldn’t do a video! Even the shortest videos I do can completely exhaust me! 
I know for sure that the heat hasn’t been helping me at all with this feeling of exhaustion, but I can’t blame that whilst I was in the chamber as it was relatively cool! 
Next one isn’t until next week now, as I have an appointment at my local hospital tomorrow for some tests to be done on my stomach. Its been a long time since they took a look inside it, when I was in so much pain after eating, I actually stopped eating normally for 6 weeks! This must have been around 15 years ago!??? 

Because the pain still comes and goes with no real pattern, my friends & family persuaded me to speak to the Dr about it. He referred me for an endoscopy, which is being done tomorrow. 

This just means that I’ll be missing another session of oxygen, and I’ll be going over the 15 weeks. This didn’t seem any issue when I spoke to the staff at the MS therapy centre today.

I’ll keep you informed! 

As always, if you have any questions, I’ll do my best to answer. 

And please please, if you have advice on book holding issue, I’d love to know.
Much love, Vix

Photo is my own, as is the text

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