My 9 year old son, Adrian, this morning says:
Mom, aren't you supposed to be at church?
Me: Well, I didn't go.
Me: I'm not feeling very good.
A: But church will make you feel better.
Me: But I have to have the energy to get there and I don't.
Yesterday I gradually realized I was having an MS flare, and it continues today. Trouble talking, trouble thinking, trouble writing, trouble driving, weak arms, highly fatigued. And, I might add, very sad and depressed. The only time I don't go to church is when MS is acting up or I'm away. I play in the band and it is just too hard for me to get there and do it on these "MS" days.
I've usually been able to understand what is causing a flare-up. With me, it is frequently an infection. But I don't have one that I know of. Yeah, I did just come back from traveling and slighly overdoing it. I am fairly stressed about Tysabri. I am behind on work for my keyboard class. Can reaction to stress cause flare-ups? I really don't know. I know there is speculation that it does, but I don't think there are any studies that have shown it.
There's not much to do but wait it out. And church would make me feel better.