Irritable Bitch Syndrome-The other IBS
Today it was 27 degrees in Panama City Florida. What does this do to my MS you ask? It makes me suffer with IBS. I have IBS (irritable bitch syndrome) when I’m in severe pain. Well I woke like every other day to my pups alerting that they NEED to be fed, pooped and peed. The difference today was that I could barely move. Luckily my DH took care of the pups. He’s a Godsend!
Unbearable pain can really bring out the monster in me. I tend to snap at everyone when this happens. Luckily my family and bestie understand. Most people with MS get heat sensitivity (which the dr’s warn you about). Some of us lucky folks also get cold intolerance. I do much better in the heat than I do in the cold. With cold brings tremors to where it looks like my right hand has a mind of its own, and is wanting to party. It dances around like it’s drunk. I’ve had people look at me oddly when this happens, which makes me chuckle or get annoyed. It depends on my mood for the day. Today would be an IBS day, so people probably should steer clear.
Last summer I had this (tremor) happen in the frozen food aisle of Publix. I admit I got a little embarrassed, but got over it. The thing is I look healthy. I’m in fairly good shape, 9 out of 10 times I have my hair done and make up on and dress pretty damn snazzy. So I don’t “look” sick. With that people either think I’m drunk (because I stumble) or am on something or just crazy (I am a little lol).
For some unknown reason dr’s don’t seem to take note of cold sensitivity regarding MS. It’s a real thing, I promise you. My body hurts so bad its hard to have clothes on because my skin is on fire!!!! But it’s freezing, so it’s a must. Don’t make me even go on about spasms (it’s mind numbing) it’s like I have Charlie horses tightening throughout my body over and over.
The day is not a total loss though, my son David got me a gift certificate for the tanning bed near my house. So he took me tanning. I’ve noticed the tanning bed actually helps with the cold intolerance and spasms. I really appreciate that boy. He and his brother really look out for their old mimsy. While we’re on the way home from the tanning bed my right hand starts doing it’s dance. David see’s this and asks are you dancing? I died laughing and said no sonny boy it’s a tremor. In his defense I have been known to bust a move in the car a time or two.
So that’s how the day is going for this gal. But tomorrow is another day filled with possibilities and hopefully heat. I can’t wait for Spring!!!!!