28th June 2017 – Oxygen Therapy #5

Oxygen therapy went really well, 

It appeared I was going to be all alone today, I was a little nervous about that, nothing like how I expect I would have been years ago though! Winning with my anxiety! 

My first thought… ‘I can take some pics of the smaller chamber I’m in Tuesdays & Wednesdays’….

Like I said, wasn’t as nervous as I would have been years ago!

The small oxygen chamber at Mercia MS Therapy Centre
Enough space for a wheelchair
Seat and masks
Not by myself in here, surely not!

Darth Vader or Top Gun?

As always, comments and questions are welcome! 

Are you thinking of trying oxygen therapy to help you with your MS or any other condition?

Share with me! I’d also love to here about your experience of this treatment.
Much love, Vix

27th June 2017 – Oxygen therapy #4

I really can not express how incredible this feeling is! I need to find a good example of what cog fog (aka brain fog) feels like to give you an idea of every hour, every day, of my life…

So here are some  amazing interpretations of brain fog from the website themighty.com

1. “My mind feels as slow and achy as my body, struggling to take each step.” — Barb Silvestro
2. “Imagine not sleeping for three days and then trying to understand quadratic equations.” — Melissa Austin
3. “If someone is speaking to you, all you hear is Charlie Brown’s teacher. You know the person is talking, but you cannot decipher the words or the meaning.” — Lori Hughes
4. “Imagine being shaken awake at 3 a.m. from an extremely deep sleep and asked what type of pizza is your favorite. You might give an answer, but because of your confusion, the answer might not be the ‘best’ answer, nor the one you would normally give.” — Ross Caynes
5. “Imagine losing your keys five times in five minutes, absent-mindedly pouring yourself three bowls of cereal, struggling with remembering what you need to do next, forgetting the majority of the words you know when you need to say something and having an audience for the whole trainwreck that is your new reality.” — Paula J Frey Slater

This has to be my favourite though…

11. “Brain fog is like, y’know, what’s that word? Maybe, if I Google that term, um, that I used last week when I saw my doctor. Was that last week? Let me look on my calendar. Hmm, where’s my iPhone? Did I leave it in my pocket when I went out early? Was that today or yesterday? Oh, wait… Darn, I used to be so good with words. I can remember my SAT scores and got almost 800 on the verbal test, but now I can’t remember words. That is brain fog.” — Angela OddoneOddone

So now imagine how wonderful it feels for all of that fog to have lifted!…
For some reason, this video turns in to a bit of an Oscar speech! 🙊😂
As always, feel free to leave any comments and questions.

Have you tried this treatment before? Did you find it helped in the same way?

Are you thinking about trying it?

Much love, Vix