Saturday, June 30, 2007

7 Days and Counting

7 days until the big celebration of my 40th birthday. I'm so excited, I can hardly wait. So, it sucks to be turning 40 but it rocks that 60 people of whom are super important to me are all going to be under one roof to ring in the new decade.

It's been nice that my 3 year anniversary of my diagnosis has been overshadowed by my freaking out about turning 40. See, life really does continue on post MS. It's nice to know that I'm quite capable of obsessing and freaking out over something other than my broken brain.

Friday, June 29, 2007

3 Years Ago today...

...a puppy was born, unbeknownst to his future mommy; who, on that very same day was diagnosed with MS. Happy birthday to such a special soul that makes me smile every single day!

Sunday, June 24, 2007


Typing While Intoxicated! It's actually more difficult to type drunk then I would have previously thought!!! Who would have thought?!?!

Okay so the B I G 4 0 is approaching and maybe I'm starting to F R E A K just a little; hence, the intoxication after hitting the bar scene and a strip club. Gosh, when did I join the Old, Fat, and Ugly club???

I'm starting to feel my age....maybe avoiding bars is a good thing!

Happy Accident: Realizing that the bar scene is so NOT my thing!!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Introducing Professor QuickBooks

So, I took the huge leap and started my own QuickBooks consulting business. Professor QuickBooks at your service.

It has been so much fun the past couple of weeks focusing on this, AND I even have clients, which I didn't think would happen this fast.

My mom says when things start falling into place this fast it's meant to be. I hope she's right cuz I got bills to pay in about two weeks.

Clean MRI

Good news from my Neurologist...there are no new lesions on my spine, or if they are there they aren't big enough to be seen. So, happy accident of this episode, learning that we really are doing a GREAT job at keeping my broken brain from breaking even more.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Engaging Too Much?

I just re-read the post that I had written back in April. In fact, I had drafted the post but didn't publish it until recently. The irony of it all, is that I guess I had so engaged back into living that I promptly managed to fall into a relapse. How pathetic is that?

Here I'm excited about starting a new full-time job -- in fact the first that I've worked full-time since the diagnosis -- thinking everything is going great and the next thing you know, I can't walk!

So, lots of medicine later and I'm back on the mend. Weakened again, but mending. As is typically, though, everything is a happy accident. This latest exacerbation prompted me to seriously examine what I wanted to do with my professional life and from that I have officially launched my new business, Professor QuickBooks. Yup, the URL and temporary website is on: I have established biz phone & mailing address; fictitious biz name filing. I have registered and starting the Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor course, so things are clicking along nicely; AND, 3 official clients. Yeah, me!!!

Originally, I thought I would have another month at the current job prior to be out on my own, but as life has it's way of working out, I was officially (very gently) laid off today. Being an accountant 1 month on the job and then not being able to walk during the week on month-close is just NOT a good thing. My boss has been the greatest about the whole thing, I now he felt horrible, but I gave him a big hug and told him I completely understood. I think he was actually relieved that I took the whole thing so well, but then little did he know that I've been plotting my future as well.

I see Dr. Wang on Monday. This will be a big appointment as we'll review the first MRIs I've had in two years to see how much progression of the disease there has been. Keep your fingers crossed that we get great news.

Happy Accident For Today: RELIEVED that I got fired and don't have to be the bad guy and quit. It just doesn't get any better than that!!