Tuesday, March 4, 2008

MS Walk

Our whole family is going to the MS Walk in Indy on March 15. We've created a team "The Walter Walkers" and even have a website:

Click here to view the team page for The Walter Walkers
If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit the web address:
http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/INIWalkEvents?team_id=110146&pg=team&fr_id=8551&s_tafId=71005

I'm not really big on raising money--especially because we'll probably be doing a walk-a-thon for spina bifida this summer but the link is there if anyone is interested.

MS-wise not too much has been happening. My feet and legs go though tingly numb periods which is annoying and kind of this reminder that I have this thing, but it's not horrible. I got to see my dad get a shot. Since my mom was talking while doing it she made him bleed a little, but I guess usually it's pretty painless. The shots came in these little cases with everything all measured and included so I'm sure once I get the hang of it, it should be pretty easy.

I'm meeting with a nurse March 17 to discuss MS in more detail and start filling out paperwork for betaseron. We're starting to wean Xander in preparation. Despite finding out that betaseron is probably ok to take while breastfeeding, the general feeling is not to chance it. Since he's 10.5 months we'd be weaning him soon anyway. So far we've stopped the going to bed feeding (which he doesn't get 4 nights a week while I'm at work) so this weekend it went pretty smoothly. I like that we have time to wean him, hopefully it will be better on my body. With Dominick I walked around with wilted cabbage leaves in my bra.

I'm really looking forward to the MS walk. It will be fun to spend time with the family. And we're even thinking that we'll have babysitters (yeah nanna and gramps!) so perhaps Dennis and I can enjoy a little night out--it's been far too long!

1 comment:

Charity said...

Unsolicited (and possibly unnecessary at this point) information regarding sore breasts with weaning: If you have a lot of engorgement, you can hand-express off some of the milk (e.g. into the sink or while showering). If you do just enough to relieve the pressure, it won't really stimulate your breasts to produce more but will help you feel a little more comfortable. Also, some moms use herbs to decrease milk supply when weaning (see http://www.kellymom.com/herbal/milksupply/herbs-oversupply.html for more info on that).