19th July 2017 Oxygen Therapy #13

Another day with a body full of pure oxygen! 

Its such a lovely and novel feeling when the ‘Cog-Fog’ part of my MS fatigue lifts! I really hope that I get this same benefit, when I start my Oxygen Therapy once a week. 

Amanda who hasn’t long finished her intensive course, now comes once a week to help her MS symptoms. She wasn’t there last Wednesday & when I asked if she was finding the treatment beneficial, she said that she definitely was & really noticed the difference when she missed last weeks session. 

I’m keeping everything crossed that I’ll benefit from just once a week as well! Time will tell as I only have one session left this week & two next week. Then I plan on returning once a week! 

17th July 2017 #12 Oxygen Therapy

Really getting the hang of this now & loving the ‘me time’ it gives me being in the chamber! Remembering to reflect on selflove and doing things for me! This is definitely one of those things! 

I managed to meditate again today! Meditation helps me so much, at the moment the guided meditation I am using is a recording that my health coach did for me. I’m working hard on staying true to my authentic self and its paying off! 
As always, if you have any questions I’ll be happy to answer them!

Are you thinking of trying Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
~ Vix 💜💙💛💚❤

13th July 2017 Oxygen Therapy #11

Last Oxygen therapy for the week! Phew! This is majorly tiring! 

I’m really enjoying socialising with people! I do find though, the more people I am around, the worse my MS fatigue and general tiredness is! 

Since I have been having regular calls with my Health Coach (who is also one of my yoga teachers!) I have been honouring my body, just as we all should! 

I’ve been listening to her & when she’s tired, we sleep! 

So, I’m no stranger to an afternoon nanny nap! Even though this doesn’t change the effects of my fatigue and I wake up feeling as tired as before the sleep, its still good to listen & honour! 

Almost evey day I have been coming home from oxygen therapy, eating my lunch and falling to sleep! Today was no exception! 

It was really busy at Mercia MS Therapy Centre today! Thursdays are always their busiest days & the most tiring day for me to visit there! For this reason, I hope I’ll be able to go any other day but Thursdays! 

Note: There were six of us in the chamber today! Not five! 🙊😂

12th July 2017 Oxygen therapy #10

Ha! Session number ten! Can I see the light at the end of the tunnel?… No! 😜

Every session feels like it should be number 16! 🙈

Don’t get me wrong, I truly am grateful to be doing this but its hard!

Word of advise, if this is something you are going to do, as some one to take you back and forth! 
It was just me & the new lady from yesterday. Wow, what an inspiration she is! Breast cancer and then earlier on in the year, they found bone cancer as well! 

She can’t have an operation for it, as it would be too dangerous, so she is managing it for now, with Ayurvedic medicineAlso called Ayurveda, this is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It originated in India more than 3,000 years ago and remains one of the country’s traditional health care systems.

She also did alot of research into diet, and is finding the change in this beneficial. 

The hyperbaric oxygen therapy is helping to heal, and has also given her more energy with only one session! 
I managed to medidtate as well today which was brilliant! I doubt I’ll be able to do that in the chamber tomorrow as its really busy in Thursdays! 

⬆ The joys of MS! ⬆

10th July 2017 Oxygen Therapy #8

I thought I was around number 10 for my oxygen therapy, but nope! Number 8 week 4! 
Because of missing a session (the one i was late for) and also last week the oxygen chambers were being serviced. It means I’m runny over the recommended 16 sessions in 5 weeks, only by one session though! And I’ve also had to increase the amount I do in one week.
To be honest its such a mega commitment to do this intensive course! 

I’m really missing being able to do my excersies classes as well!

Even though this is helping to clear my cog-fog from my MS it is still leaving me very worn out, shattered even! 
I must remember to ask for the fans to be on today!!!

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