A great post Tina.
A lot of people think MS lowers your immune system. I avoid grand kids with coughs and colds simply because if i get anything with a temperature it makes my MS worse and not only that my husband has bad COPD and we dont want him getting ill. I have had temperature several times so know the effects, both were with bad UTIs…
Other then that in 7 years since diagnosis i have had LESS colds, actually cant remember having one, well the sniffles but I dont consider that a cold.
If we avoid germs then we dont allow our defence system to strengthen itself.
I actually take a garlic tablet and a cranberry tablet every day…have no idea if that helps lol…but in 7 years it seems to do something.
Yes my problem is going out in crowds and the noise and lights. I just want to get out of there even in my wheelchair i find it hard to cope. I do all my shopping on line now easy peasy.
Christmas was becoming a nightmare for me. My family seem to think because i was a chef and I can cook well and because my christmasses used to be really good, that i can or could still do all that. The last one i cooked was 3 years ago. It nearly killed me physically and mentally, and i vowed never again.
The next year we had an Australian xmas and my husband cooked bar b q it was fab and it snowed it was such fun, and everyone wore australian hats and we had blow up kangaroos in the garden and stuff. We had the best time. BUT I was still left exhausted and spent 2 weeks in recovery hardly able to do anything…
Last year i took all my family out for christmas lunch at local hotel/marquee, it was FABULOUS. No cooking, clearing up, and we had such a laugh and i ENJOYED it as i didnt have ot face a messy kitchen. We came back to my house exchanged presents had a bit of cheese and biscuits some port and a drink and that was it, all done and dusted. No mess. Second best xmas i have had since i have been ill.
Today we do the same. It actually works out cheaper too as by the time you have bought all the food and presents (I dont buy a present i told them taking them out is enough lol), it works out cheaper for me.
The only thing i have had to cook since yesterday is a boiled ham in coke in my slow cooker for me and hubby tomorrrow. Thats it. We are having it with salad and mixed salads (pastas etc) all bought from Tesco.
I find noise, crowds all this Christmas hype makes me feel ill…bah humbug i say lol…MERRY XMAS to you all and enjoy your day with your family.
Never stress over xmas, its just another day albeit a very expensive one. I am just overjoyed i have been given the chance to spend another one with my family, and i think i have found the perfect compromise for me lol.
Next year if we are still here, we are going away lol…xxxxxxxxxx