2014 is upon us and still no flying cars, I feel ripped off. I remember back when I was a kid and everything in the year 2000 or 2010 was a flying car or a total meal in pill form. While we haven’t got flying cars yet we do have some pretty sweet technology and information sharing is incredible, I wouldn’t be reaching all of you without the good old internet. Enough about flying cars already! Let’s get to my real topic, resolutions for the New Year!
2013 was an up and down year for me but it came to close on a high note which I plan to build on in the coming year. MS had the best of me, my health was in the dumps and I really for the first time felt that my life was at risk due to the MonSter. Being at the lowest point I have ever been is what it took for me to take control of my health and start doing my part to fight back against MS, “Tysabri you’re doing a good job but I’m going to step in here and help you out.” I had no idea that changing my diet could be so beneficial. In the short time since I have made the effort to eat healthy the changes have been dramatic. So resolution number one is to continue eating healthy and stick with Paleo until I can ramp up to the Wahls Protocol.
Dr. Wahls will be coming out with her new book in the very near future; I have pre-ordered it and look forward to shifting gears and following her dietary protocol. The Wahls Protocol is similar to the Paleo diet but more strict and tailored towards people with MS. Check out Dr. Wahls on the web and you will see how she has taken her life back from Secondary Progressive MS by improving her diet. I look forward to sharing my results with you in the future. Resolution number two, get on the Wahls Protocol Diet and continue kicking MS out of my life.
Since I have been writing for Health Care Journey I have been handing out cards like crazy and through doing so I have met some MSers and family members that have really needed the resources we make available here. Helping others has been great; many people are so overwhelmed by the health care process let alone the actual disease. Resolution number three, continue reaching out to fellow MSers that are in need of information.
Raising money last year for MuckFest MS was a blast, our team raised over $5,000 which was good enough for 5th place in the entire state of Michigan! I was very proud to be a part of that and really am looking forward to doing some fundraising of my own this year as there will unfortunately be no MuckFest MS in Detroit this year. I didn’t participate in the run as I would probably still be stuck in the mud! But if you have a chance to get a team together or go to the event I highly recommend it. Resolution numbers four, raise $10,000 for the National MS Society.
So there you have it, nothing too lofty or too crazy but I plan on fulfilling each resolution this year! Have you made any MS resolutions this year? Fight on!
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