I've been stopping by off and on when I've had the chance to monitor the renovation of the website. What a fantastic job Mike, David and the others on the team have accomplished. I can't wait for things to slow down a bit so I can come here and get back into the discussion and play with all the new toys.
I've been so overwhelmed with the impact of my new book release it has been unbelievable. Writing about chronic illness, dealing with doctors and a whole gamut of other subjects was challenge enough, but nobody tells you about all the stuff that happens after the book is published that you have to do especially if people like it.
I had to smile this morning looking through the threads because there is so much I no longer understand dealing with MS, neurological diseases and the massive variety of meds now available. It was very heart warming to see names of people I recognize from even way back when I joined who were responsible for assisting me and guiding me in the right direction. People like agate, dagaz, Gabriella, SalpalSally, Lady, Cherie, lady_express_44 and so many more.
Interesting, the number of threads and posts dealing with the same subjects, yet that's the beauty of this forum there is always someone willing to answer and help with respect and honesty. I think there were only a few times I felt really stupid and even then, I successfully accomplished that on my own and people still understood. I've progressed with my disease to the point I no longer recognize what used to be familiar information, I have to keep copious notes when doing anything on the computer when learning something because if I screw up - which is often and big time - I don't remember how I did it and have to relearn it all over again. I'm still learning to become proficient using speech recognition software. My brother bought me Dragon Naturally Speaking. I don't think the software believes I speak "naturally" from day to day depending on how I feel.
As before, coping with all aspects of these pervasive challenges every few hours as they come and go. My only routine, especially sleeping, is no routine.
Catching up will be an educational experience along with learning all of the new attributes of the website. You all are in my thoughts and prayers as we all continue on our individual journeys.