A Whole Year

It’s been a year since the first tingle began, and the subsequent diagnosis. What happened afterwards was a cascade of changes… I wasn’t sure if I was going to write anything about this, but here I am. However, too many disorganized thoughts will keep it short…

It’s been a while since my last post, and I apologize – the cold I mentioned actually ended up getting worse in week 2 and just hung around FOREVER. And in the midst, the move and other things – another car accident (but we’re ok; the guy got cited for DUI and just rear ended us, 3 days before our trip down), so I’ve been somewhat distracted. I’m now finally settling in to our new home in the Bay Area. The sun is shining just about every day! It’s different, but I think I’m going to like it here. I can either like it or not – and liking it just makes things so much easier, don’t you think?

mutant lemon

mutant lemon

We have a huge lemon tree (that grows mutantly huge lemons!) and a grapefruit tree, and just got ourselves a lime tree, so it’s very exciting to have more edible things to grow here! It seems we also have a fig tree, a pear tree, a plum tree, and 3 espalier heirloom apple trees. And that’s all that I’ve been able to identify so far!! It’s amazing what having regular sun can do…

On a MS note, the diet and lifestyle changes have so far been positive. I haven’t had a relapse or new issues, and what went from not feeling half of my face, is now just a little tingle on a part of my tongue. Slow, but steady, progress – the “slow motion miracle” as Maria likes to call it. I still have freak outs, like when I sleep wrong and wake up to a numb arm and it takes a while to get the feeling back… But something like this tends to make one paranoid. Deep breaths, faith, and focus on staying strong.

This week also happens to be M’s and my 9 year wedding anniversary! We moved into our house in Seattle just about this time 7 years ago… It’s funny how things tend to stack up at the same time. We’re not doing anything particularly special for the occasion right now – but we’re hoping to get a Hawaii trip at some point this summer or fall to make up for it. 🙂 Looks like we’ll be spending this anniversary unpacking… again…!

I’ve got a few recipes stacked up waiting to write up and post, so now that I’ve gotten the new office (mostly) set up, I can get back to work! Thanks for all the well wishes and thoughts through all this.


2 thoughts on “A Whole Year

  1. Dear Veronica, So good to see a post from you–happy anniversaries!! I am not surprised your cold hung on through all the changes–they like to do that to us. 🙂 It was so wonderful to read of your tingling being reduced so drastically in the past year, as you committed yourself to these important diet and lifestyle changes. So proud of you and happy for you!! I can relate to the feeling of panic when something comes “back” but then there’s such a relief as I’ve learned to have confidence that it now also has the ability to resolve and not get “stuck” in that place. It’s really nice to read that’s how it’s going for you too.

    I OMG, the wonderful fruit you will have!! So lucky! I’m very happy for you and send you and your DH my blessings for your new home and your anniversary. And I look forward to the recipes to come. 🙂

    • Thank you, Maria! I’m glad to know you can relate to the panic attacks – time will help with building the confidence that it won’t “stick,” as you put it. You’ve been such a huge support and help this past year, in keeping my spirits up and giving me hope. I’ve made it through the first year! Successfully! 🙂
      The fruit is pretty awesome, huh? I’m so very excited! A few of the plants are still babies, so I’m not sure if I’ll get fruit this year, but it’ll be interesting to watch it all. Thank you for the well wishes on our home and anniversary!
      I’m now organizing photos for the recipes and should post soon. xoxo

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