Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I'm an even number again....

So, I have this weird thing about being an even numbered age. I just feel like the odd numbers are unlucky, which obviously 25 was not a good year. So today starts a whole new, lucky year of being 26!!! Just walking to my car this morning I felt lucky, like this next year is going to be great:) I did freak out last night though because I thought I had my first gray hair!!! Doug inspected it and we discovered it's just really light brown....at least that's what Doug tells me. He's so awesome;)

That's really all I have to say today other than it feels great to be an even number again!!

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
-Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Just wanted to update those of you who haven't checked out my MS Walk page in a while. My team and I have raised $2,200.00 in less than 2 weeks!! My heart has truly been touched by this outpour of support. There are people that have donated in my name that I have never even met. All of you have been so amazing and so generous and I thank you from the bottom of my heart:) You have no idea how much your support means to me and everyone else living with MS. If you haven't signed up to walk with me and you plan to, please register online. Technically you can just register when you get there, but a friend of mine is having "Nicole's Angels" t-shirts made and I'll be sending out an e-mail to everyone who has officially registered online asking who wants one and what size. If you're not registered online you may not have the chance to order my specially designed, super cool t-shirts;) If you need any help or are unsure how to register online, I'd be more than happy to help you out. Just let me know!

Keep up the good work and please pass on the information to anyone else you think may be interested in donating and/or walking. Thank you again to everyone who has donated and/or signed up to walk with me! I love you guys:)

Here's a quote on motivation:
"Life's ups and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want."

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

MS Walk - Kemah - September 8, 2007

I decided to start my own team for the MS Walk in Kemah on September 8, 2007. Our team name is "Nicole's Angels." I picked this name because the people I invited to walk are all considered angels to me because you have all helped and supported me in some way. I sent out a mass e-mail with the links to my home page and my team page so you can sign up to walk with me or make a donation. I hope all of you can find it in your hearts to make some sort of donation, even if it's $25.00. Every donation brings us closer to a cure! My team fundraising goal is $1500.00....let's make it happen!! If you are unable to make a donation then come walk with me:) There's no registration fee. The more people that walk, the more fun it will be! And I picked Kemah because it is the closest location to most of my family and friends, so NO EXCUSES. If you can't make the Kemah walk, there is one in Katy on the same day and one downtown in Houston the following day. Here are the links to get more information and register in case you didn't get the e-mail:

My personal page: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?px=3658802&pg=personal&fr_id=6582&s_tafId=33273

My team page: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?team_id=94903&pg=team&fr_id=6582&s_tafId=33273

Please feel free to forward on the information to any friends or family you think may be interested. There are some e-mail addresses that I didn't have, so pass it along! Please e-mail me if you have any questions, nicreagan_2003@yahoo.com

Thanks for all of your support!!

If nothing else, join me for a little exercise:)
"If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all."

Friday, August 3, 2007

It's in REMISSION...

Okay, I have fabulous news for everyone:) I saw my neurologist yesterday to get my MRI results and he had nothing but good news. One of the lesions on my spinal cord has completely disappeared and you can barely see the other one! That means the medication is working!! Which makes all of the painful injections so worth it! He wants to see me back in one year unless something changes with my symptoms before then. And no more MRI's for a while. I do have to continue my injections daily, but he said he PROMISES an oral version of the drug is just around the corner:) Doug and I are so relieved and excited! It really puts all of the medical drama we've been through over the past 8 months in the past. We're moving on now!!

I want to thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers. I really feel like it wasn't just the medication that put my MS into remission, it was also all of you:) Please continue to keep me in your prayers and pray that the oral drug comes out soon!

Time to celebrate!!

"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."