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If you’ve been through medical challenges, you’ll know one of the benefits: you learn what’s important to you in life. Because, of course, you realize that you no longer want to waste precious moments on meaningless fluff. Especially over the past seven years, I’ve learned that the things that I want out of life don’t […]


So, I write about MS. A lot. Maybe too much. (reference to last week, needing to lighten up.) But my true love is meeting new people from other parts of the world. Ideally through travel. (I started traveling, years ago, to more familiar places; while I still love a good US road trip, we have […]


MS has made me… boring. (I’ll just be blunt with myself.) Part of it can’t much be helped, because I’m so much more tired than I used to be. I can’t really go out at night, I take a pass on so many events where I’ll be out after 10pm, because I know I’ll want […]


Spoiler: I am not an introvert. Nor am I an extrovert. I am somewhere in between. Over the past few decades, I’ve typically found myself leaning more toward the extrovert side. But lately, I feel like I’ve swung the other direction… These days, my brain is tired a lot. I thought it was “end of […]


I wrote about this before, how having chronic illness makes me want to do things NOW and not postpone anything in life… I had yet another realization just a few days ago: as I’m surrounded by people (anyone, really) transitioning to bigger and better jobs, and I work for a university that helps non-traditional students […]


Currently, I am on a train between Haifa and Tel Aviv, Israel, while writing this post. (Writing on my phone, too; usually I’m much too old-fashioned for that, and I insist on writing on my laptop. Hooray for my adoption of technology!) In a few minutes, at least in this time zone, it will be […]


Well… it depends on where you want to go. And, what drugs you’re taking. If you’re just traveling domestically (as an American), or being whisked away to the confines of a resort, you should have no problem. But my interests have been piqued by more developing regions, recently. Anyone taking any medication that affects the […]


neda

22Jul19

An odd acronym, but believe me, it’s something we all strive for: No Evidence of Disease Activity. Now, I’m not saying that POOF! all the damaged areas in my brain and spinal cord would suddenly be gone once I reach NEDA. Here’s the 4-part definition: no progression of disability in a neurological exam, no new […]


I thought I’d share with the community (of fellow MSers and caregivers) two resources that are accessible simply with an internet connection! First: one of the best, most honest, well-rounded Youtube channels about MS — Aaron Boster MD. Dr. Boster is an MS specialist in Columbus, Ohio, who started videos a few years back to […]


So, in less than a month, I have a relatively big birthday coming up… it’s not a “decade”, but I will be 45. Some of my age-peers are tossing around the typical mid-life crisis talk — where they want to be in 10 years, is this what life is all about, why is the sky […]