Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Day #5 of Downsize Me...Am I Dead Yet?...


Five days without caffeine...seems like a lifetime! But, alas...it has ONLY been five long, miserable, withdrawing, fatigued days. But who's complaining?!? LOL




I DID manage to complete my Spring Update of the NARCOMS survey. What is NARCOMS, you ask? Well...




The North American Research Committee On MS. NARCOMS. I registered with these intellectual folks (at least I hope they're "thinkers") back in the Spring of 2005. NARCOMS is a national research group who tracks and follows people diagnosed with MS (and who are registered voluntarily with them...no need to get your panties in a wad that "someone" is unknowingly watching YOU unless you're registered!). Twice a year, they email or send out paper surveys to their registry, which are all about one's personal MS, treatment, symptoms, disability, etc. I found them to be a worthwhile group back in 2005 and I still think they warrant my 20 minutes it requires to complete their online survey. I also get their quarterly magazine sent to me (all registrants do) for free...it has quite a bit of research information and drug study info as well ( www.narcoms.org ). Completing the survey today helped take my mind off the fact I am craving a MOUNTAIN DEW RIGHT NOW!!!




I hope those of you living on the East Coast have survived and are recovering from the "monsoon" of weather you just experienced...and for those of you in the Midwest, well...stay calm. Help is on the way (I have no idea why I'm saying that!). And for my southern (and Texan) friends, enjoy your spring-like weather now because it's fixin to get hot, y'all! And gosh darn it, my Northwest and California buds...what's up with OUR weather these days??? Canada...you're obviously the BEST. And England...well, YOUR weather most likely sucks as bad as the Northwestern United States! LOL




I'm off now to take my detoxed butt to work again...wish me luck...I'm going in...




(Day #5 Downsize Me Graph below: blow it up if you can't see it...I certainly want to...blow it up, that is!)










6 comments:

Miss Chris said...

You totally rock for giving up your caffeine. I don't know how you manage to stay sane...or do you? Just kidding!

Jami said...

Love reading your blog! What a great sense of humor. Good luck with the caffine withdrawl.

BRAINCHEESE said...

MISS CHRIS:

I'm totally ready to bash my HEAD in a rock versus "rocking" over this caffeine thangy!!! The "or do you" part of your comment is all too close to home! LOL

LD

BRAINCHEESE said...

JAMI:

I see you have been sucked into the cornucopia of crap as well! Welcome...

And thanks for the well-wishes on the caffeine issue...but seriously, do you HAVE any Mountain Dew?!? I'm a jonesin'...LOL

LD

harkoo said...

Thanks for the imformation on the MS Study you are participating in--I just enrolled too in the hopes of helping, particularly since my mom also had ms-

BRAINCHEESE said...

HARKOO/JOYCE:

You're welcome...glad to hear you also enrolled. Since you have a familial history, I'm sure you'd be a "gem" to follow in the research world! I'm just plain old dull first generation MS...LOL

LD