rheajunior Usually when we get all dressed up for a special event, before we leave the house, @thomchi looks at me and says "You win..." But tonight- he won, hands down. I have the biggest crush on my husband 6d

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rheajunior Ten year anniversary dinner! @thomchi - we have a decade in the books!!! Here's to a few more... (p.s. 10 years doesn't look so bad buddy, I think we're getting better with age. ) #iloveyou #thankyou #work #WorthIt 1mon

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rheajunior Tomorrow, @thomchi @iijmanii Gabe and I will head to the #renaissance #festival and get our fun on. It's supposed to be almost 90 degrees and sunny... I'm ready!! 🌞 1mon

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rheajunior When I was little, Memere loved to remind me to "be good and mind my own business" - as an adult, this proverb is another way to remind myself to leave other peoples drama to them, and to just worry about my own monkeys It is my new #mantra #mindyourownbusiness #liveyourownlife #getyourliferight 2mon

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rheajunior It took me about 4 hours to get ready for the goodbye party/dinner his staff threw him tonight. But @thomchi - you are worth it. I'm so proud of you, love #keepmovingup #wemakeitlookeasy #hidethehustle 3mon

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rheajunior This is NOT a #tbt - this is what distracted us tonight from packing, even though we move in 6 days. Yes, good thinking, instead of leaving things in the box, let's take things OUT, like my old NES and play Super Mario Brothers 3. It makes @thomchi happy, so it's a no-brainer. #priorities #weareoldschool #wearejustOLD 3mon

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rheajunior I'm bloated, cranky, in pain, and half-blind. Yesterday, this guy still wanted to hang out by a pool with me, make my day seem as normal as possible, and take me out to lunch. Today, he went to the doctors with me, made referral calls, packed, and did laundry. He makes this life look good, regardless of the filter #loveandmarriage #bestfriendmakesthebestpartner @thomchi #MSstillsucks 3mon

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rheajunior So this is what #retrobulbar #optic neuritis looks like. For me, it affects my right eye. The contestant battle for homeostasis is wreaking havock on my equilibrium. One eye wants to see clearly, the other doesn't know what the fuck it's doing. My job is to get my body in synch and in harmony so that I can continue to learn and teach others. Won't be easy. Can't be harder than this. #letsgo (ps. But yeah, it's really fucking scary #nolie) 3mon

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rheajunior Nothing will mimic what I see when I look at this chart. One week ago today, I had perfect corrected vision. Today, the hours tell me what, if anything, I can see. The possibility exists that it never comes back. Life is full of these possibilities that guide us daily. Which do you choose to see? #vision 3mon

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rheajunior Day 1 of the oral steroids in. The 3 days of IV made showering an implausibility. Today I fared a little better. Got my "good" #cane out,got dressed, slapped on a superhero pink #eyepatch and went about my business. For a few hours, then everything bruised on my body felt like it was breaking. My #tolerance for #pain is high but my tolerance for #waterretention is low. All degrees of discomfort for sure, some more psychological and messier than necessary. Tomorrow is a new day #fuckms 3mon

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rheajunior In the middle of 15 days of steroids, I will need to pack up our whole house. With limited strength or skills, I will do as best I can so that Thommy doesn't have a breakdown. I'm hoping "Moving Van" will help. I'm hoping I can pack and record everything from my couch using #telepathy and #voodoo. #Rochester are you #ready? 3mon

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rheajunior She worries and watches. And then repeats. I only set up beds for myself on the couch when something is seriously not right. Moments like this, it only seems right to give #Riley her own bed too Because I know she knows what's going on. Why shouldn't the uncertainty be as comfortable as possible. For all of us #watchdogs #mylittleguarddog 3mon

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rheajunior A treat on the last day of IV steroids. An #Anti-inflammatory salad that was heaven sent. I could eat like this everyday, as long as someone could help me prepare it never mind by horrific cooking skills, on the best of days, being half blind, dizzy and weak making feeding myself the ultimate daily obstacle course. Plus, money isn't exactly abundant when you're facing short term disability. It was a small treat, a reminder of simpler pleasures, and it was a beautiful meal, Amen. 3mon

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rheajunior This was the third and final day of the IV steroids. I was miserable. There is nothing reframing or redeeming about this picture. It's just frustration and sadness and the will to let my body do what it needs to do without the impulses of my ego. I'm realizing what must be demolished so that I can rebuild in the light of my own strengths and values. I wonder why #anger is an easier #emotion than fear. I've learned more about myself in the last 3 days than in the last 3 years. #catalyst #disastersleadtodo-overs 3mon
  •   alyssapedia It's grief. Stages of grief, boo. Love you 3mon

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rheajunior Day 2 of 3 on the IV #steroids was not as easy as Day 1. #Vision worsened, #pain intensified, #bloating increased. I had a hard time regulating my core temperature, which ranged from 96.2 to 99.1. #bloodpressure also higher than normal, for me, at 110/55, pulse 80. Starting to feel a little angrier than normal but it's hard to say if that's the steroids, the MS, the pain, or the fact that I can't see out of my right eye. Hard to say, except it's especially important to remind myself to "be love" now more than ever as the ones who I love rally to love me back to health. #daybyday #fuckms #loveisstrongeranyway 3mon

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rheajunior #hope is everything #annelamott #stitches 3mon

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rheajunior Bloody IV full of #steroids is no match for the determination I feel to get my #eyesight back. I'm going to be keeping a daily photo journal of my journey from #optic #neuritis diagnosis to restored #vision. This was Day 1 of 3 for the IV Steroids. We travel by #faith, not by #sight #ms #blindness #bestrongerthanyourfear 3mon

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rheajunior Day We Bought Our First New Car: We worked until 430pm, then went straight to the dealership, just hoping to test drive a few cars. We left 5 hours later with a brand new 2014 Nissan Altima SV. 25 miles on it. Storm blue. 38 mpg This is not a picture of our actual car... it was too dark when we got home to take one... but this is it. It came with a 3 day "freak out" guarantee so if I wake up tomorrow with buyers remorse, it can go back. But Stephen, the sales guy, is headed for Broadway, and he promised to sing us a song if we bought the car after we did the test drive. And sing he did ~ at 915 at night, in the middle of a large, empty car dealership. He knew songs in 6 languages and I chose French. For an audience of 2, he sang the most perfect French opera song. I'm still speechless. It's been a long, strange, beautiful day. #gratitude #ilostcountagain #brandnewcar #altima #whyarepeoplesoamazing #opera 5mon

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rheajunior Day 79: HAPPY SPRING EQUINOX! "It is a day of balance between the Light and Darkness. Ancient myths speak of the sorrow and despair, depression and loss of the Death aspect of the cycle of the year. In our darkest hours, it often feels as if Winter will stay forever and deny the return of Spring. Ancient myths also speak of this balance as a resurrection of the Light. After the darkness and cold of Winter comes the warmth and Light of a new Spring. The rebirth of the solar year is upon us." ~Cathy Lynn Pagano #gratitude #day79 #spring #light #rebirth 5mon

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