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Yep… I’m Lazy!

** This blog is just a vent in general… it is in no way directed towards anyone or any certain situation. This particular blog post is FULL of sarcasm; you have been warned. **

Yep, I’m lazy. I choose to be this way… just because I can. I just love sitting on the couch or lying in bed and not doing much of anything, for myself or for others.

I totally plan on making a BIG production of yawning throughout the day, just because I’m THAT lazy.

I used to be active… Yeah… I stopped being so active by choice. Not because I HAD to… ((Rolls Eyes))

My whole intention of being this lazy is for people to notice & make comments about it. It’s totally on purpose that I don’t do what I used to do.

I don’t care that I see and hear about people doing things that I used to do… it’s not like I miss it… because I’m ENJOYING being purposefully lazy.

I don’t feel like I’m missing out on get togethers or outings. Why do I need to catch up with them anyway? … No reason at all.. I’m perfectly CONTENT sitting around being “lazy”.

I don’t miss going outside, no matter what the temperature, and just enjoying the outside weather.

I don’t miss having energy and being productive and feeling good about what I accomplished.

I actually enjoy sitting around and taking the medication I need to, in order to not “whine and cry” about the pain that no one can see & the medication to help slow the progression of my MS, that no one can see if it’s actually preventing anything or not, unless I have a MRI booth set up at home for my convenience.

I enjoy having frequent MRI’s… because I get to lie there and be lazy… just like what I do at home.

Yeah, I totally forgot to do something that I was supposed to… not because I have a bad memory, it’s just because I’m THAT lazy.

Meh, I didn’t want to continue going to college anyway… It’s not that I couldn’t handle it because of my condition… it’s because it’s another part of how lazy I am.

Cooking and cleaning… hah! That’s funny! Why would I want to do that?

Oh look … I just got on update on Facebook… my “active” group of friends are all out having a good time… SO glad I’m not there. Talk about waste of time…

Why would I want to do any of that stuff? I enjoy being limited to my household and not doing a lot… It doesn’t bother me at all. Nope… not ONE BIT.

Yep, I’m living the dream life. I’m so thankful that I was diagnosed with MS so I can use it as an excuse to be lazy.

(Note: everything in this blog post was stating the exact OPPOSITE of how I really feel.)

xoxo

Ashley Ringstaff

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Comments

  • Julie
    2 years ago

    Sarcasm is my second language.
    Thanks for the rant!

  • Ashley Ringstaff moderator author
    2 years ago

    lol I love sarcasm… a lot of people think i’m being serious a lot of the time though…. so that can be a bit of an issue.

  • debkelter
    2 years ago

    Ashley, You are almost as sarcastic as I am and I found this so funny (you know what I mean). I loved it and you definitely made your point. I am definitely sharing this with my husband who loves to tell me I am lazy and no fun! Thank you. Again, I loved it.

  • Ashley Ringstaff moderator author
    2 years ago

    Glad you liked it!

    I always use sarcasm in almost everything… it can get me in trouble though.

  • cw
    3 years ago

    Enjoyed every word of that ‘rant’! Thanks.

  • BattlingtheMonSter
    3 years ago

    This was fantanstic, Ashley and great to meet another “lazy” person like myself.

  • Brian
    3 years ago

    I am sure you just don’t try hard enough. You do fine yesterday why don’t you want to today.

  • Brian
    3 years ago

    Or here is another cure. It is a bone marrow transplant.
    ME: no thank you
    Them: you just don’t wamt too try anything

  • Brian
    3 years ago

    I got that one from my mother.

  • tesoroms
    6 years ago

    Thank you so much for this post! It was cathartic.

  • Wordsgood
    6 years ago

    As usual, Ashley, VERY well put!

    Hugs from a fellow lazy person. T-shirts sound like a great idea.

    Ah heck, hugs for ALL of lazy shmoes!

    Wordsgood

  • Tricia
    6 years ago

    Well said.

  • Gabby Wilson
    6 years ago

    I’ve been living with my MS for about 6 years now and as I’m about to turn 19..I’m beginning to become tired of it as well. Just the thought about TRYING to start college is exhausting meanwhile all of my friends are already out partying and getting that full college experience while I’m stuck at home with my bottles of pills and endless hours of Netflix…lol

  • Ashley Ringstaff moderator author
    6 years ago

    Oh yes! I can’t believe I forget that crucial point… how we just ENJOY letting our loved ones do things for us… and just sit back and be lazy… yep… I can’t even express how much I “enjoy” that! lol

  • Marybeth
    6 years ago

    This is a gem! You have verbalized my feelings exactly and
    made me laugh at the same time. I gave up trying to explain a long time ago. Thank you for this great post!

  • kellyg
    6 years ago

    OMG u r me, u r ALL of us! Perhaps the subject ‘your a bad mom cause you cant do “normal” mom things ‘ can be tackled next!

  • The Mama!
    6 years ago

    Right on! I’m the mom of her! sometimes she don’t share with me!

  • north-star
    6 years ago

    A couple of times I’ve offered to trade my awesome Costco parking space right then and there if the envy-er will also take the MS that made it all possible, but nobody’s taken me up on the offer yet. I can’t imagine why not. People have no idea how much fun MS can be!

  • Chrisite
    6 years ago

    I’ve done that too. It had no effect on most of them however; I daresay the sort of person with the gall to upbraid a stranger for parking in handicapped spots with a legal, visibly displayed permit lacks the ability to feel shame or remorse. But I make the “offer” anyway and then ask them where they received their MD degree that enables them to diagnose me without an MRI or even a cursory exam. I gush over their amazing medical ability and heartily congratulate them on their great wisdom. Then I hobble into the store without another word, making sure I’m in full view as I struggle to lean on a cane that I’m unable to grip. People can be vicious to one another and seem to take great pleasure in it. Sad world.

  • murphy
    6 years ago

    Hey, me too! I absolutely agree with everything you said and I even enjoy avoiding life by sleeping through it, because I am lazy!
    Great to know there are others like me!

  • lilymonster
    6 years ago

    Thank you SO MUCH for this! It sums up my life almost exactly! I had my dream job & was fired when my MS made it almost impossible for me to perform my duties at work, although I had been “faking it” for several months. I knew it would catch up with me, but I didn’t know when. There are so many people who think I am just being LAZY, including some family members. I can’t wait to show them this–I LOVE IT!! Thanks again from all of us who can’t help it that we’re lazy:)

  • Ashley Ringstaff moderator author
    6 years ago

    Keep on w/ your Lazy Self! Spread the word about us Lazy Folk!

  • Mspbfh2
    6 years ago

    Hahaha…you don’t enjoy being a “lady of leisure”? Thanks for the laugh.

  • Ashley Ringstaff moderator author
    6 years ago

    Oh… I can’t tell you how “AWESOME” it is… to just… be a lazy lady.. I guess all of us MS’ers are fellow Lazy People… we should have shirts made… lol

  • Dee
    6 years ago

    OMG!!!!! ASHLEY THIS WAS AWESOME. I CANT WAIT FOR MY HUSBAND TO READ IT (NOT THAT HE UNDERSTANDS), I WANT HIM TO SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS. THIS IS JUST THE WAY I FEEL!

  • Ashley Ringstaff moderator author
    6 years ago

    Glad you are going to share with others! Maybe it will help others “understand” us a bit better… or teach them to keep their mouths shut… either or… lol

  • Jaime
    6 years ago

    THANK YOU!! This was the first time I truly smiled all day.

  • Ashley Ringstaff moderator author
    6 years ago

    Glad I could help out w/ that! xoxo

  • Eden
    6 years ago

    OMG! Thank you for the much needed giggle! I can relate to this in so many ways. I even had a similar chat with my doctor recently, and even find that I have the same conversations with FAMILY!

  • Jess
    6 years ago

    I was hysterical reading this! This is EXACTLY how I feel..with maybe a sprinkling of guilt for not being able to do much anymore!

  • Ashley Ringstaff moderator author
    6 years ago

    Glad you could laugh! & if we didn’t have any guilt over things, then we wouldn’t be human!

  • Glenn
    6 years ago

    Here is the article.
    Rhonda Gessner & Kangen Water
    Rhonda Gessner and Kangen Water
    HomeBe HappyBe HealthyBe WealthyBe Wise
    A Killer In Your Fridge ~ Sweet Poison… A MUST READ
    SEPTEMBER 2, 2013
    tags: aspartame, diabetes, dizziness, fibromyalgia, headaches, lupus,migraines, ms, muscle spasms, nutra-sweet, splenda
    In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain.

    By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick she just knew she was dying.

    She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest daughter’s name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care of.

    She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd.

    On March 19, I called her to ask how her most recent tests went, and she said they didn’t find anything on the test, but they believe she had MS.

    I recalled an article a friend of mine e-mailed to me and I asked my sister if she drank diet soda? She told me that she did. As a matter of fact, she was getting ready to crack one open that moment.

    I told her not to open it, and to stop drinking the diet soda! I e-mailed her an article my friend, a lawyer, had sent. My sister called me within 32 hours after our phone conversation and told me she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could walk! The muscle spasms went away. She said she didn’t feel 100% but, she sure felt a lot better.

    She told me she was going to her doctor with this article and would call me when she got home.

    Well, she called me, and said her doctor was amazed! He is going to call all of his MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial sweeteners of any kind. In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the Aspartame in the diet soda.. and literally dying a slow and miserable death

    When she got to Florida March 22, all she had to take was one pill, and that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning! She is well on her way to a complete recovery. And she is walking! No wheelchair! This article saved her life. If it says ‘SUGAR FREE’ on the label; DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT! I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on ‘ASPARTAME,’ marketed as ‘Nutra Sweet,’ ‘Equal,’ and ‘Spoonful. ‘In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the United States in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to be rampant. I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.

    I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous: When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants. The methanol toxicity mimics, among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemiclupus.

    Many people were being diagnosed in error. Although multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, Methanol toxicity is!

    Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. The victim usually does not know that the Aspartame is the culprit. He or she continues it’s use; irritating the lupus to such a degree that it may become a life-threatening condition. We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off diet sodas.

    In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms disappear. We’ve seen many cases where vision loss returned and hearing loss improved markedly.

    This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia. During a lecture, I said, ‘If you are using ASPARTAME (Nutra Sweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting, pains, numbness in your legs,
    Cramps,
    Vertigo,
    Dizziness,
    Headaches,
    Tinnitus,
    Joint pain,
    Unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss you probably have ASPARTAME poisoning!’ People were jumping up during the lecture saying, ‘I have some of these symptoms. Is it reversible?’

    Yes!
    Yes!
    Yes!
    STOP drinking diet sodas and be alert for Aspartame on food labels! Many products are fortified with it! This is a serious problem. Dr. Espart (one of my speakers) remarked that so many people seem to be symptomatic for MS and during his recent visit to a hospice; a nurse stated that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence!

    Diet soda is NOT a diet product! It is a chemically altered, multiple SODIUM (salt) and ASPARTAME containing product that actually makes you crave carbohydrates.

    It is far more likely to make you GAIN weight!

    These products also contain formaldehyde, which stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs. Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin and is used primarily to preserve ’tissue specimens.’

    Many products we use every day contain this chemical but we SHOULD NOT store it IN our body!

    Dr. H. J. Roberts stated in his lectures that once free of the ‘diet products’ and with no significant increase in exercise; his patients lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial period. Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics. We found that some physicians, who believed that they had a patient with retinopathy, in fact, had symptoms caused by Aspartame. The Aspartame drives the blood sugar out of control. Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are NEUROTOXIC when taken without the other amino acids necessary for a good balance.

    Treating diabetes is all about BALANCE.. Especially with diabetics, the Aspartame passes the blood/brain barrier and it then deteriorates the neurons of the brain; causing various levels of brain damage, Seizures, Depression, Manic depression, Panic attacks, Uncontrollable anger and rage. Consumption of Aspartame causes these same symptoms in non-diabetics as well. Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete turnarounds in their behavior when these chemicals have been removed from their diet.

    So called ‘behavior modification prescription drugs’ (Ritalin and others) are no longer needed. Truth be told, they were never NEEDED in the first place! Most of these children were being ‘poisoned’ on a daily basis with the very foods that were ‘better for them than sugar. ‘It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of pallets of diet Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the Gulf War, may be partially to blame for the well-known Gulf War Syndrome.

    Dr. Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects, i.e. mental retardation, if taken at the time of conception and during early pregnancy. Children are especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NEVER be given artificial sweeteners.

    There are many different case histories to relate of children suffering grand mal seizures and other neurological disturbances talking about a plague of neurological diseases directly caused by the use of this deadly poison.’

    Herein lies the problem: There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included in 100 different products and strong objection was made concerning its use. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, and still nothing has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.

    Sadly, MONSANTO’S patent on Aspartame has EXPIRED! There are now over 5,000 products on the market that contain this deadly chemical and there will be thousands more introduced. Everybody wants a ‘piece of the Aspartame pie. ‘I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is.

    And isn’t it ironic that MONSANTO funds, among others, the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Association and the Conference of the American College of Physicians?

    This has been recently exposed in the New York Times. These [organizations] cannot criticize any additives or convey their link to MONSANTO because they take money from the food industry and are required to endorse their products. Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote and presented a bill that would require label warnings on products containing Aspartame, especially regarding pregnant women, children and infants.

    The bill would also institute independent studies on the known dangers and the problems existing in the general population regarding seizures, changes in brain chemistry, neurological changes and behavioural symptoms.
    The bill was killed. It is known that the powerful drug and chemical lobbies are responsible for this, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting and uninformed public. Well, you’re informed now!

    Note: I have been studying health and nutrition for 35 years. What I’ve learned in the past 3 years has been by far…the most valuable. My husband was diagnosed with liver disease 3 years ago and that sent me on a very aggressive search for help. I came across an article about Dr. Otto Warburg that said…he won the Nobel Prize in 1931 for proving that no disease including cancer, can survive in an alkaline body. From there…a friend told me about a Japanese medical device that makes alkaline water. She went on to tell me that since our body is 70% water, drinking alkaline ionized water is the easiest way to raise your pH. It makes perfect sense…the health “puzzle” is made up of many pieces including water, diet, exercise, sleep, etc. But since 3/4 of that puzzle is made up of one big piece…WATER, drinking enough of the “right” kind of water will have a HUGE impact on your health. If you’d like to learn more, click on the link and request your FREE eBook on Healthy Water: http://www.usakangenwater.net

  • Chrisite
    6 years ago

    Snopes

  • Chrisite
    6 years ago

    Snopes.

  • Glenn
    6 years ago

    The link above. These are very costly 3 to 4000.00. You can alkalize with lemon water.

  • Glenn
    6 years ago

    Hello everyone. I was diagnosed in 2004 with MS. The Dr’s tried many drugs on me and of course had many side effects, that left me in worse condition than before. My wife is a Registered Nurse and we decided to research natural remedies.My wife has always been a label reader of foods and other products.Researching the ingredients. If we can not pronounce it and know what it is the item stays in the store on the shelf and we do not buy them.We have removed all preservatives from our diet. Absolutely no artificial sugars as we have found documentation from Dr.s
    that is can mimic MS symptoms and increase pain. We shared this information with a close friend and in 3 days the majority of her pain was gone. She threw out all items with artificial sweeteners ingredients. The only on we use is Stevia it is from a plant and is all natural. Remove all items with MSG, sodium nitrates,and other preservatives you just might get to feeling better. We have gone organic so there is no preservatives or toxins.
    We found a company that is totally organic and toxin/chemical free 100%. If you want to learn more about this you may e-mail me @ Traveling.Nurse1951@ gmail.com. have a wonderful day all of you I pray for. Glenn

  • Danielle Stone
    6 years ago

    You Rock girl – I love this blog. My husband and grown sons (my sons are now both almost 20 and 22 in November) know I am not being lazy. They knew what I was like when I was younger and plowed through like a soldier, still trying to keep that pace and it doesn’t work. It’s all the other people who don’t understand what it’s like. I am sorry you are so young and have this on going with little children. Please cure come quickly!

  • Ashley Ringstaff moderator author
    6 years ago

    Thanks girl! I’m glad your family understands. My direct family does… but my kids don’t fully “get it”… and then when I see distant family – or some friends/acquaintances I haven’t seen in a while – makes me wonder if there mother never taught them… “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all…”

  • Mandyrose
    6 years ago

    I know how you feel. I am 62 yrs old now. I had my first symptoms of MS at about age 38-42. I was diagnosed in 1997 at 46 yrs of age. I started RRMS ( I never really had a remission from the constant symptoms). I was on three therapies for about 13 yrs. Since I found out SPMS doesn’t have a therapy, I have been drug free. I am hoping for a CURE, even if it’s one day or one hour before I die. I am in a strange body, like in a horror movie. You seem young. I am sorry it hit you in your college yrs. I do hold out hope for improvement. Looking into whatever may help, besides any more drugs!! 🙁

  • Michele Bresnahan
    6 years ago

    AS A FELLOW LAZY PERSON. I DON’T EVEN TRY TO TALK TO ANYONE ABOUT IT. DOCTOR SAYS YOU HAVE PROGRESSIVE MS NOTHING CAN BE DONE. SO LAZY I STAY. MOTHER SAYS YOU NEED TO GO SHOPPING AND YOU WILL HAVE MORE ENERGY. IF I HAD MORE ENERGY AND COULD SEE AND WALK AND NOT PEE OR POO ON MYSELF I WOULD GO SOMEWHERE WHICH WOULD BE ALLOT MORE FUN. HUSBAND SAYS MAYBE A JOB. SINCE I CAN’T DRIVE AND ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS TRIMIGERAL NEURALGIA ON A CONSTANT BASIS AND 60 YEARS OLD I CAN ONLY WORK ABOUT 1 HOUR A DAY AND SOMEONE WOULD HAVE TO DRIVE ME TO WORK AND TAKE ME BACK HOME. ALSO, I WOULD NEED SOME PLACE TO SIT AND NO STRESS BECAUSE SPASISITY IN MY LEGS AND THE NUMBNESS IN MY FEET STANDING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR ANY PERIOD OF TIME. MY LASSITUDE FATIGUE IS OVERWHELMING. BUT, THERE IS GREAT NEWS. I DO WHAT I WANT AND JUST DO NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT MY MS TO THEM. THEY CAN LIVE IN DENILE BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO SEE OR THEY JUST CAN’T HANDLE CHRONIC ILLNESSES. I DON’T NEED TO WASTE MY TIME EXPLAINING TO ANYONE WHY I DON’T OR WON’T DO THINGS. THEY COME FIRST IN THEIR MINDS. I COME FIRST IN MY MIND. I DID MY TIME IN LIFE. NOW WITHOUT MY PERMISSION I HAVE TO DEAL WITH A DISEASE THAT TAKES WITHOUT RHYME OR REASON. SO I LAUGH ALLOT. I AM ALONE ALLOT, BUT I RATHER BE ALONE THEN HAVE PEOPLE MAKE ME FEEL LAZY.

  • Ashley Ringstaff moderator author
    6 years ago

    I couldn’t have said it better myself. I love your way of thinking.

  • Chrisite
    6 years ago

    Did you read my mind? Because you just described my situation in every detail, flawlessly. Between the misery of living with these symptoms, the cruel jerks who make these callous, unfeeling remarks, and then the a-holes (many of the same cruel jerks) who chide you for “using” MS as an excuse for bad behavior (yep, 57 years old and still being reprimanded and treated like a brain damaged first grader) I’ve decided to officially declare myself an orphan. I have cut off the people to whom I was related by blood or marriage as well as the few “friends” I ever had. They no longer exist in my reality. Anyone who lacks the ability to treat me with even the minimum respect they’d extend to a stranger in an elevator is not the sort of person I wish to include in my life. I’ve never asked for help from any of them, but this bunch is apparently so afraid they may be called upon to extend a little compassion that they go out of their way to make my situation as difficult, painful, and even as dangerous to me as they possibly can. The kind of person who is capable of such sick behavior is so toxic that I don’t even wish to breathe the same air for fear their malevolent presence will infect me and snuff out what little life force remains. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  • Patricia
    6 years ago

    That is so so true. I am in tune to every word. I went to college too. Graduated with a BSN in 2003. I got diagnosed with MS in 2006. A nurse I am. But talking about slipping on a rug and things taken like over night and I never knew I had it for as doc say at least 17 years. So yeah. I feel ya. And I hate it.

  • Ashley Ringstaff moderator author
    6 years ago

    I’m glad that you a re trying to educate people about MS… it needs to educate so many!

  • Patricia
    6 years ago

    But these days I am doing the best I can and too me I am more encouraged to educate people on the disease and as your blog state explain the very ugly symptoms of my MS.

  • Tanya
    6 years ago

    Yes, Yes, Yes……. and people judge the quality of my life….. how do they not see that NO ONE would ever choose to be this way. I have been on so many medications and I am just tired of the ups and downs from things I have adverse reaction to, when i find something that helps and works for me can I not be left alone for a while? I want time to feel alive again, I dont want to keep trying what another doctor thinks might help….. and then when it ends up that I have bad reaction from something and then be told that its not caused by the med change It does not do that. Really????? How many other people have had their MS 22 years, been on all the medications I have and have had as many relapses as I have with my same results…….. how many others were tested with this medication that are also on the many others I am on now? It is not a choice of being lazy but taking the time to not feel sick and in pain 24 hours

  • Ashley Ringstaff moderator author
    6 years ago

    Totally Agree! I’m sorry you’re having the battle with MS that you have explained. But you seem very strong and don’t stop fighting!

  • theresa
    6 years ago

    this is exactly how i feel i had a hard time trying to explain to other people what i go through and this is it.thank you

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