Archive for October, 2013

stop the world


It’s Tuesday, eh… how many times this week, already, have you said that you can’t wait ’til Friday? (I’ve been guilty of that so many times, too!) Since I’ve learned that my active days may be numbered… I’ve changed my tune. I make every effort to, even if just for a moment, enjoy the now. […]

Many of us with MS get chronic pain, often chronic migraines. I’ve been suffering with chronic migraines for years… (researchers haven’t yet figured out if MS causes the migraines, or if migraines put a person at higher risk for MS… at least last I read…) I’ve also read, frequently, that migraine sufferers are often magnesium […]

Or… is this what I think I’m feeling? Anyway, we (those of us with MS) all know that muscle spasticity is a common symptom. It’s defined in the books as “hard, rigid muscles”, but while medical practitioners will often take that at face value, I’ve had other experiences that I’d define as “spastic muscles” that […]

While as this point, there is still no cure for MS, there are several disease-modifying drugs (DMDs) available. Most of them slow down the rate at which our immune system destroys our myelin (the protective layer around our nerves), as well as delay the onset of another exacerbation/flare-up. (Hence, most DMDs are targeted at the […]

Our bodies are fantastic teachers. And I’m gaining more and more awareness of this the more time I spend with multiple sclerosis. I can tell you more about MS than many practitioners in the field… For instance, it occurred to me during a recent weight training session that I probably have an unmapped lesion, in […]

This title is something that I came up with in the wee hours of the morning, before heading out to catch my bus to work a few days ago–I posted it on my Facebook feed. It’s how I live my life, as someone with MS. It’s how I try to push myself every day, physically […]

I’ve been trying to sort through the articles and the paperwork to figure out how the Affordable Care Act and Obamacare changes are going to affect me, as someone with a chronic illness. I’m sure I’m not the only one in this boat. I am lucky, right now, to have double health insurance coverage (well… […]