A Bad Day

A Bad Day

    You are NOT alone. Everybody has’em from time to time. And having MS doesn’t help. I had a bad day recently and it was my own fault. You see, I overdid it & paid the price for my stubbornness not to give in.   It was a sunny morning.  Not too hot.  Yet. …

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Brain Drain #28

Brain Drain #28

  Welcome to Brain Drain (#28 in the series), where I pull the plug on some recent thoughts swirling around inside my big noggin. No particular ire.  Just getting some stuff off my chest. Feel free at the end to add what’s got your knickers in a twist with a comment. Let’s get started…..   …

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Ever Faked It?

Ever Faked It?

  Well, have you? Faked it? Faked your disability? Of course not.  You (and I) don’t have to. We have MS or some other kind of creeping crud that makes our lives difficult.   But apparently a lot of people ARE faking it, that according to a recent article by Christopher Elliot of USA Today. …

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The Break-Up

The Break-Up

  Making changes in a relationship can be overwhelming. Difficult?  Yes. Emotional?  Certainly. Painful?  Oh, it hurts. But sometimes change is necessary so life can move forward.   I attest to this as I have made a recent change to a relationship very dear to my heart. The following words help me to cope.  Let …

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Speak To Me

Speak To Me

      Here’s what people (me, mostly) are saying about their MS…..       What would YOU say about your multiple sclerosis?  Tell me with a comment.                                                     …

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Not So Ninja

Not So Ninja

  My home has been overrun with ninjas. Not the mercenary type…..kitchen appliances!   Ninja has become the new nameplate of kitchen gadgetry and more. Maker of the popular air fryer (we have), coffee makers, food processors, blenders (we have), toaster ovens, cookers, just about anything you can think of—Ninja makes it. Well, sort of. …

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Button Holed

Button Holed

  So many of my shirts come with extra buttons–but I’m not sure why.  I have never used any of them.  They are always just there.  Hanging around.  Riding the coattails (shirttails, in this case).  Patiently waiting for their big break.  Their opportunity to show what they can do.  They are like a fastener under-study.    The kid …

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MS Health Assessment

MS Health Assessment

  As one with multiple sclerosis, you may be familiar with the pre-appointment health assessment. It’s basically a series of questions about your current condition, mood, symptoms, lifestyle…stuff like that. The health assessment gives your caregiver a better understanding of where you are as a patient, how you are coping with your condition and alerts …

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The Nose Have It

The Nose Have It

  During the pandemic I have found a new calling. An interest.  A hobby.  Almost an obsession. You see during these mask-wearing, difficult times I have become preoccupied by the nose. And the seemingly difficult time some have of keeping their nose snuggled within their mask, in particular.   I’ve never had that problem. Maybe …

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Crying In A Field

Crying In A Field

  Multiple sclerosis has stolen a lot from me. It’s taken my ability to walk and run. Affected the way I think and talk. Disrupted how I sleep.  Erased my energy.  And squashed my vitality. MS has changed the way I drive.  How I work, socialize & bathe. Pretty much every aspect of my life …

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