Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

I had a blog for Multiple Sclerosis, but now it seems they’ve found yet another diagnosis for my maddening and wildly varied symptoms. I am happy for a more unifying diagnosis, but have been through this process far too many times. I need to find another specialist in another state and then figure out how exactly I’m going to pay all the bills. My one saving grace is the change in medications has vastly changed my day-to-day life and it’s only been one day, so hurray for small blessings.

My son has ADHD. Up until now, we’ve just dealt with it. Then I got sick, and we medicated him. Now I hopefully will get better and be able to parent in a way that helps him to find success.

My husband has been mom, dad, breadwinner, and everything else in the household I hope to replace some of those roles as they are mine and I love them.

I want to go back to my life and all that I love, but I know that I need time to recover, make sure this is the correct diagnosis and find balance and such. I want to do and be. Illness just makes me cranky and bored. I’m ready to be done, but this is a lifelong haul, not a simple solution. I need to find balance between finding a life I love, and managing my medical. Wish me luck. 🙂

Finally, finances. Ours suck. We are in debt up to our noses, and can’t pay bills. People keep asking why. Here’s why. I lost my ability to work, married a teacher and then spent ten + years accumulating massive medical bills that doubled in intensity this past year. We are behind and may never recover, but we do our best, and everything else will just have to muddle it’s way through. I am taking donations if anyone is interested. LOL

Time for new medical pursuits, new goals, new dreams, greater hope and hopefully a fulfilling life despite it’s drawbacks. Hope is a powerful thing. I missed it, but now it’s found again, and I will hold on to it with all my might.

By Natalie

I am a wife, mother and blogger. I love to share what I learn and am constantly learning. My family lives with an Aspergers child, chronic illness and constant financial issues. I blog about this and ways to make life fun and fulfilling in spite of it all. I also blog with Sublime Media Connections, Kate and Kaboodle and several other amazing blog teams. I love what I do, but I am human and often make mistakes, which is why my motto is "muddling through".

5 thoughts on “New Adventures”
  1. Hi, Natalie! I hope you and your son are doing better now. Life may get tough for us, but we should be tougher in life. I hope you’re having a great day today!

  2. Sounds like life has been heavy. Hang in there! They once suspected I had MS. Most of my sypmtoms completely disappeared with no explanation. I still have some off again on again symptoms, but have just attributed it to my thyroid disease and stress. Who knows though. My son has Asperger’s Syndrome. He’s a total handful. Some have suggested he may also have ADHD, but he was never diagnosed with that. I have him on prescription meds for the anxeity that comes with Asperger’s, but I’m thinking about taking him off them all and contacting a DAN doctor to find a more holistic approach.
    Hope you find a diagnosis soon! Good luck on your blog… maybe in time this could serve as a revenue source and help conquer your financial giants?
    wendy2lindsey at yahoo dot com

  3. I hope you find your final diagnosis soon and get help for your bills. I know all too well how fast medical bills can add up. I have been trying to find a diagnosis for my issues for years now. Its so frusturating…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Google PR: 0
Alexa Rank: 0
%d bloggers like this: