Archive for August, 2013

No… not that. But some days, it kinda feels like it… When I noticed a heightened sense of smell a few months back, I thought I was having a “different” day. In a sense, I was. But I’m not the only one to notice a change in my sense of smell with MS. In fact, […]


A few days ago, I visited a new headache specialist. I think I’ve mentioned previously that I struggle with migraines, as well as non-migraine headaches. Pain is so elusive, and there are so many variables contributing to pain, that I’ve gotten several opinions on my pain. In addition, those with MS tend to have increased […]


I’m always learning new things about how MS affects the body, or at least how it affects my body. And perhaps I can pass my wisdom on to some of you, to maintain your strength. I think it goes without saying that for almost all of us–MS or not–when learning a new dance or piece […]


Back in June (was it?) I started my creatine experiment. Well… I’ll admit to you all: round one was very short-lived, and I’m finally reporting back on that. The guy at the supplement store convinced me that the brand I bought was “easy on the GI tract” and that I wouldn’t need to do any […]


Recently, I have used a technique called Feldenkrais quite a bit. I’d used it off-and-on before, but an occupational therapist who works on my old neck injury has got me sold. You’re either in full agreement with me that it’s a wonderful tool, or thinking that I’m speaking a foreign language… what is Feldenkrais? In […]


Another lesson I’ve learned from MS, the great teacher: to keep my strength, I need to lift heavy at the gym. There’s a trend in gym fitness classes toward endurance-based strength training. For most people, ain’t nuthin’ wrong with that. (Though I’d love to see most people balance this with some short sets of heavy […]


Not an easy topic to talk about… but I really want to. I see a lot of people as “victim” personalities these days, you know what I mean? I’m overweight, it’s not my fault, I’m going to WHIIIIIINNNE about it so much ’til I ostracize my entire social network… OK, not everyone’s that bad about […]