OF DENNIS’ BOOKS
every day, I’m thankful for my lovely
Cheryl, my loving daughter, Jessica and her husband John and my
beautiful grandchildren, Daniel and Jaedyn, Cheryl’s mom Karen, my two
sons Bob and Ryan Paul, all of my online friends and acquaintances, my
book readers and buyers, and, strangely, I’m thankful for my MS!!
It’s taught me focus, determination, patience and most of all, it’s
taught me what’s REALLY important in life…all of YOU!
"I've Got Some Good News For You And Some Bad
News For You."
That's what I heard from my new doctor on April 20th of this year.
The good news?
I had never had a stroke. Not 2 years ago and certainly not this episode either.
The bad news?
I had MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS!
That's a pretty good bunch of bad news there if you ask me.
That sent me scurrying to my old medical books.
(I'm not sure if I've ever scurried before but I was certainly doing it now!)
I had cared for MS patients quite a number of times and had seen
mostly terminal or very sick patients. It was definitely different when I was the patient!
Common early symptoms of MS include sensory irregularities,
such as tingling, numbness, itching, tightness, burning,
shooting pain in the back and limbs, difficulty walking,
blurred or double vision, red-green color distortion,
eye pain and vision loss.These symptoms may at first be brief and mild.
The first serious attack typically appears between the ages of
20 and 40, and can last for weeks or months.
The symptoms can range from minor physical ailments
to major disabilities. Other common symptoms include
balance and equilibrium problems,bladder and bowel dysfunction,
behavioral changes, cognitive dysfunction, facial numbness,
motor abnormalities, sexual dysfunction,
hearing loss and vision problems.
Muscle weakness can involve the arms and legs on one side of the body, both legs or all extremities.
Muscles can tighten and contract spontaneously.
Many individuals with MS suffer from fatigue and need to sleep during the day to continue their activities.
I'm sure I'll have more to say, so, check back often. I hope that this
helps someone somewhere.
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Pap’s Plans Presents:: 4 Easy Wood
Projects That’ll Only Take A Weekend Each AND Will Make You Seem Like A
HERO To Her
Working with wood can be very restful. When you’re
sawing and nailing it’s easy to forget all the problems that seemed so
large to you just a short while ago.
I’ve purposely chosen projects that:
A. DON’T take a lot of woodworking skill,
B. DON’T take fancy woodworking tools,
C. DON’T take a lot of time,
D. DO stand a good chance of making you a hero in her eyes.
SO…you see my strategy here? Keep it simple, keep
it fun, and
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No sage woodworking advice here. Just go out and
have a good
time for an hour or two on a weekend and make us all proud!
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